Winthrop R. Thompson Jr.October 31,2013
Winthrop R. Thompson Jr.Winthrop R. Thompson Jr.
SOUTH STARKSBORO — Winthrop “Peanut” R. Thompson Jr., 47, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Rutland Regional Hospital.
He was born March 17, 1966, in Middlebury, the son of Winthrop and Mary Demars Thompson Sr.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, having fun and helping people.
Survivors include his father, Winthrop R. Thompson Sr. and his companion, Shirley Martell; brothers and sisters: Todd Thompson, Roger Thompson, Tina LaBossiere, Pamela St. Armour, Wendy Nielsen, and Scott Martell; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Demars Thompson; a sister, Irene Porter; and a brother, Leo Porter.
Friends may call Saturday, Nov. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Shoreham Elementary School, School Street, Shoreham.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family: Todd Thompson, 444 South Bingham St., Cornwall, VT 05753.
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