Newton H. Thompson, 93, of Hopkinton, formerly of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, East Windsor, Connecticut, and New Port Richey, Florida, entered into eternal rest on Dec. 10 at the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice Home in Needham.
Newton was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Hartford, the son of the late Newton Thompson and Irene Smith. He was the loving husband of the late Christine M. Thompson. He retired at age 62 from the Connecticut Natural Gas Company after 33 years in sales. He was a longstanding member and deacon at the Windsor Locks Congregational Church. A sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII, Newton was a member of the Masons and American Legion. He enjoyed reading and the daily crossword, family gatherings, traveling with family and friends, attending the theater, racquetball and card games.
In addition to his late wife Christine, to whom he was married 63 years, he is survived by their four sons, Newton H. Thompson III and his wife, Kathleen, of Medfield, Jeffery S. Thompson and his wife, Judith, of Williamsburg, Virginia, Mark C. Thompson of Hartford, and Christopher D. Thompson and his wife, Cynthia, of Dover, New Hampshire; his five grandchildren, Ryan C. Thompson and his wife, Kate, of Dracut, Benjamin B. Thompson and his wife, Amanda, of Northborough, Aaron D. Thompson of Farmington, New Hampshire, Kristina M. Thompson of Utrecht, The Netherlands, and Philip N. Thompson of East Boston; two great-grandchildren, Jack C. and Ivy G. Thompson; his sister, Norma Cahill of Bristol, Connecticut; sisters-in-law Dorothy Donato of Hyde Park and Rose Ann Thompson of Waveland, Mississippi; former daughter-in-law Cynthia B. Thompson of Bear, Delaware; and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings Irene Weigert, Nancy Monroe and Clayton Thompson.
A funeral service was celebrated Dec. 16 at Windsor Locks Congregational Church in Connecticut. Committal followed at Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Newton to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. Online condolences may be made by visiting https://www.leetestevens.com/memorials/newton-thompson/4054503/index.php