Mark N. Thomas

February 21, 1930April 10, 2014

Mr. Mark Noel Thomas, Jr., age 84, of Swampscott formerly of Lynn, died Thursday morning in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Shaw) Thomas, with whom he shared nearly 61 years of marriage. Born in Lynn, Mark was the son of the late Irene (McNamara) Thomas. He was raised in Brooklyn and was a graduate of Brooklyn Schools. He proudly served his country during World War II, serving in both the United States Army and Navy. Mark returned to Lynn and resided here for most of his life. Prior to his retirement, he was the Housing Director for the Town of Swampscott, a position he held for over 20 years. He was an avid Patriots fan but above all else, Mark loved his family and enjoyed keeping busy by entertaining them and spending time together. In addition to his wife, he leaves his children, Gail I. Hall of Chelmsford, Keith H. Thomas and his wife Karen of Swampscott, Mark Brian Thomas of Revere and Kelle Wood and her husband Kevin of Danvers. He was the brother to Ruth Scanlon of Holiday, FL and Marion Gage of Tampa, FL. He was the loving Grandfather to Marcie, Amanda, Mark, Keith, Kaitlyn, Samantha, Kathryn, Kevin and the late Brendan and was the Great Grandfather to Owen and Thomas. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother to the late June Pearl and Barbara Flynn. Mark’s Funeral Service will be held in the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Tuesday at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends invited. At Mark’s request, burial will be private for the family. Visiting Hours Monday 4-7PM. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.


  • Visitation Monday, April 14, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Corinne Lewis

April 16, 2014

I am very sorry to learn of Mark's passing, I liked him very much many years ago, when I was in housing, he was always friendly and helpful. He helped me at the lowest point of my life. I will never forget him, my deepest condolences to his family..God Speed Mark!

Roshelle Henson

April 15, 2014

My condolences to the family. I'm sorry, I was not able to make it to the services in time, I was mistaken about the time and showed up late, sorry I did not get to see you in person Janet. I hope your heart is full of wonderful memories of Mark, and you can smile each and every time you think of him. I will miss seeing both of your smiling faces, neighborly waves Hi, and kind words. My friend Karl also wanted to give you his condolences. Sincerely your across the street neighbor Roshelle.

Deb Tanzer

April 14, 2014

I want to say how sorry I am for your loss. It is evident by all what a close knit family you are and it must be a very difficult time. Thinking of you all! Deb Tanzer (long time friend of Kelle)

John Hall

April 14, 2014

My condolonces to Marks entire family.He was a good man and I'm proud to have known him. Mark hired me back in 1980 at Wells Fargo,where I worked for 18 years. Men like Mark are rare and he will be missed. Rest In Peace...

April 14, 2014

I have missed Mark,s smiling face for 13 years since i retired from E-Z Shop. He was a favorite every morning and his # 189 and mine 981 we both knew went the other would win. Many good memories from the Corriveau Family

Carmine LaRocca

April 12, 2014

Dear Janet and Family, please accept my deepest sympathies. I'm sure Mark will truly be missed. I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Mark in his earlier days with Well Fargo. He will always be in my prayers.

kathy & everett hobbs

April 12, 2014

We know your sorrows are very great at this time, our thoughts are with you.

Peter Burns

April 12, 2014

"Sorry to hear about my friend Mark, he was a good man and a great friend"

April 12, 2014

Mark you will be greatly missed!! You were always part of our family!!Rest in peace!! Roberta{Morrison} Pedra

Mike Morrison

April 11, 2014

Mark's smile would light up any room he entered.
Fond memories of you and my Father.
Now their friendship continues...

Love Mike Morrison