Steven I. Thomas

May 13, 1956November 5, 2020

The last call was sounded for Steven I. Thomas 64, a longtime resident and member of the Marlborough, NH Fire Department, on Thursday, November 5, 2020, with his passing at his home with his family at his side following a brief battle with brain cancer.

His parents, William F. and Theresa L. (Lampron) Thomas, welcomed their son into the world on May 13, 1956 in Keene, NH. Steven grew up in Marlborough and was a 1974 graduate of Marlborough High School.

Wanting to serve his community, Steven was a 44-year member of the Marlborough Fire Department, serving as Deputy Chief for the past 17 years, and as a Deputy Forest Fire Warden in Marlborough.

At the time of his passing, Steven was working with Smith Medical as an inspector for the past 42 years. He was an avid NASCAR and football fan. He especially enjoyed riding around and hanging out with his son, Robbie. A friend too many, he will be greatly missed.

Steven is survived by his wife of 33 years, Charlene E. (Piper) Thomas of Marlborough; his son, Rob "Robbie" Thomas of Marlborough; his daughter, Alyssa Thomas of Keene; his mother of Marlborough; his three grandchildren, Kyah Lynne Whitney of Nashua, Isaiah Abdul-Malik Whitney of Keene, Zakariya Whitney of Keene; his siblings, Linda Mooney and her husband, Patrick, of Marlow, NH, Bruce Thomas of Seattle, WA, James Thomas and his wife, Gail, of Troy, NH, Paul Thomas and his wife, Lynne, of Hampton, NH; and several nieces.

A graveside service with fire department honors will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10:00am in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Granite Street, Marlborough. All are welcome to attended and are reminded to please wear facemasks and maintain the physical distancing requirements.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made in Mr. Thomas’ memory to the Marlborough Fire Company, c/o Chief John Manning, P O Box 487, Marlborough, NH 03455-0487.


  • Marlborough Fire Company


  • Graveside Service with Fire Department Honors

    Saturday, November 14, 2020


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Tim Matson

November 14, 2020

To the family:
We were so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and many loved ones.
Steve was an honorable man and a great friend to many, and ready to help out when and where he could. Heaven has gained a gentle angel.
With prayers, Tim & Diane Matson

Sue Velez

November 14, 2020

Jim and I were so very sad to hear of Steve's sudden passing. We send our sincere condolences and thoughts and prayers to his family. May all your wonderful memories of Steve help you heal from this terrible loss. He will be missed by many and it is a huge loss for the town of Marlborough after his many years of service to the community. May he rest in peace....

Sincerely, Sue and Jim Velez

Darcy Robinson

November 9, 2020

So sorry for your lose, my thoughts and prayers are with his family, Steve was a wonderful and kind man, I had the pleasure of working with Steve for many years at smiths medical, he will be truly missed, RIP Steve

Kelly Ryll

November 9, 2020

To the Thomas family,

It is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences to Steve’s mom, his children, his wife and his siblings on his recent passing.

My husband Alan and Steve spent many, many adventures together; Steve was a great friend to him. Steve was the best man at our wedding. I, too, considered him a dear friend.

Please take comfort in knowing that Steve is now enjoying eternal peace and I like to think that he and Alan are once again “enjoying a cold one” and that neither one of them is alone.

God Bless; saying prayers for all.

Kelly Ryll

Mikayla Kym

November 8, 2020

Every time my father, Bruce and I would come to visit New Hampshire, Uncle Stevie was always the first sibling of my dad’s to come say hi. He would visit us almost every day and sit on the front porch with us just talking and watching the cars go by. It was always one of my favorite parts of visiting NH. I am sad that Uncle Stevie has gone home to God so soon but I am so grateful that he gets to be with his best friend, Pepe.

Rest In Peace Uncle Stevie❤️

Annette Williams

November 8, 2020

Rest In Peace Uncle Steve! The world lost a wonderful man and heaven gained another angel.
My fondest memories of Uncle Steve are from my childhood. Getting tractor rides around Gram and Pepe’s yard.

Gail Thomas

November 7, 2020

I was lucky to have Steve as my brother in law. He was a kind man with a warm smile and the gift to tell a story. He will be missed by those who knew him. Over the years he helped so many community members as a police officer or fireman in the town of the Marlborough.
Gone too soon but not forgotten ❤️

Jessica Thomas

November 7, 2020

Uncle Steve was always so kind. He was very sweet with kids and such a calm presence. As kids, we used to go visit Uncle Steve and family on the weekends. One weekend Uncle Steve was excited to show us moose tracks that went through his yard! Other times he’d be watching Nascar and my dad Jim would give him a hard time about the cars going around and around the track.

Uncle Steve was very proud of his kids and loved to help Robbie on the job. He was excited about new equipment or work that Robbie was doing.

Uncle Steve was such a good guy. It was always fun to see him in the Memorial Day parades, beaming out of the fire truck and blowing the whistle.

May he rest easy and keep Pepe company. ❤️

Mary Leung

November 7, 2020

Uncle Steve was a very kind man. I remember he would always cheerfully cook everyone’s hot dogs and hamburgers at my grandparents family gatherings. I always looked forward to seeing him in the Marlborough Memorial Day parade riding in the fire trucks. He will be missed.

Gary & Barbara LeBlanc

November 7, 2020

A kinder and gentler man will be missed by all.
Our sympathy to the entire family at this difficult time.
Rest in peace.