George E. Thomson, 93, of Southington, formerly of Meriden, loving husband of Betty Maxymillian Thomson, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2020 at Southington Care Center. He was born on May 30, 1926, a son of the late George and Edith Vaughan Thomson. Besides his wife Betty he leaves his children; George M. Thomson and his wife Leslie of East Hartford, Elizabeth Thomson of Coventry, Gail Gilmore and her husband Mark of Longmeadow, MA, his brother William Thomson and his wife Florence, grandchildren: Michael, Victoria, and Gregory Thomson, Heather Oatis and her husband Seamus, and Ryan and Jennie Gilmore, and great-grandchildren Lydia and Gracelyn Oatis. George proudly served as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Upon his honorable discharge he went on to study at Western New England College, receiving a B.S. Degree from the School of Business. He then went on to work for Northeast Utilities Co. for 42 years, retiring as Purchasing Manager. He was a devoted and active member of First United Methodist Church in Meriden, where he was a Sunday School superintendent and served on the Board of Trustees. He was also a life-long Freemason and a member of the Y's Men of Meriden. In his free time, George enjoyed bike riding, golfing, traveling with his wife Betty, and spending time with his family. A Memorial Service celebrating George's life will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 11 a.m. in First United Methodist Church, 159 East Main St. Meriden. Interment will be privately held at the convenience of his family in the CT State Veterans' Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to First United Methodist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. George and family, I’m really saddened to hear of George sr.s passing. He was fortunate to live a long and pretty healthy life and was blessed with a wonderful and caring family. My condolences. Ned Skinnon

  2. My deepest sympathy to all of you. A blessing that his great-grandchildren knew him well. Sincerely jodylynn talevi

  3. Condolences to all of you… our neighbor of many years growing up….so many great mwmories…my father and your father kept a nice yard!! We had such a great time growing up in our neighborhood and so blessed with George and Betty next door. We knew everyone looked out for each other and all the kids in the neighborhood…it was a VILLAGE raising all of us with manners and values….so sorry for your loss Betty, George, Beth and Gail…..thoughts and prayers!

  4. Betty, George, Beth & Gail—My deepest sympathy to the entire Thomson family. George was such a personable and and easy going fellow as I remember, when we had social gatherings during my Mercy years. May all of your good memories bring you peace and consolation at this sad time of immeasurable loss. George was indeed a fortunate man to have lived such a long life with the love and support of such a wonderful family.
    Evelyn Maher

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