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825 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT


Francis J. Thompson

February 26, 1926July 26, 2020

Francis Joseph Thompson February 26, 1926 to July 26, 2020

Francis (Frank) Thompson passed away peacefully in hospice. He is survived by his wife Ruth Anne (nee Cronin) of 61 years, his children Susan Thompson, Cate Ferreira (Chris), Don Thompson (Mary), and Jean Fitzgerald (Tim), his grandchildren Taylor, Hunter, and Spencer Farrington, Adam, Brett, and Derek (Courtney) Ferreira, Scott and Bridgit Thompson, TJ, Maggie, Andrew and Will Fitzgerald, and his great granddaughters Kennedy and Abigail Ferreira.

Frank was born in Glasgow, Scotland to Margaret Laidlaw (nee Clarke) and Francis Brown Thompson. He was raised in Silver Beach, NYC, attended St. Frances de Chantal School, St. Agnes High School, and Marist College. He earned his Ph. D from St. John’s University and did postgraduate work at Columbia and Harvard Universities. A lifelong educator, Frank was a high school teacher, assistant principal, college professor, and an administrator for NY State Department of Education. He was a resident of Madison, CT for the past 17 years.

Frank will be remembered for his witty sense of humor and his devotion to God and family.


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Hugh O’Toole

July 27, 2020

Mr. Thompson was a true scholar, gentleman and man of great faith. I spent as much time as I could at their home growing up. His brilliance, humility and humor came out in everything he said and didn’t say. I hope a small piece of him is in what I have become.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Thompson and their beautiful family. God Bless you all. Love, Hugh & Julie


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