Roger Barry Thomas, Jr., 48, of Hamden passed away suddenly from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on August 2, 2009. He was born in New Haven on August 18, 1960 to the late Roger B. Thomas, Sr. and Judyth Capper Thomas of Hamden. Besides his mother, Roger leaves his two daughters; Christina Nunez and Elaina Thomas, both of New Haven and two sons; Patrick Thomas and Roger B. Thomas III both of West Haven. Sister Kim Thomas and her companion Mark Hicks of Hamden and nephews, Joseph and Jason Sabato, both of Bristol. He was predeceased by his sister, Holly Sequino. Roger grew up in Hamden and after graduating from Hamden High, he attended Wilcox Tech. At the age of 18, he began his work as a Sheet Metal Mechanic with Industrial Sheet Metal Corp. When he wasn't spending time with his children, or his nephews, he enjoyed fishing. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions in Roger's memory may be sent to the Ronald McDonald House, 501 George St., New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Roger’s death reminds us all of the brevity of our time here. Love much, laugh a lot, and be as merciful as possible. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Life is hard and we should call out to God for help and in turn help each other. Love is the balm that heals our hearts and helps us carry on with joy. Remember the good things about Roger and let’s rejoice that we knew him.

  2. Judy, I know its been a long time since I last saw you but I am deeply sorry about your loss. Roger was always very friendly and outgoing. With love and Sympathy – Suzanne Borrelli (daughter of Louis and Gayla Borrelli)

  3. Judy and Kim: Love you both and hope you know that Ed and I are with you in spirit as you endure another trial in your lives. We love you and share your grief. Love, Ed and B.J.

  4. my thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time, I grew up with roger and was always fond of him, his sister Kim and I were good friends and we all grew up in the same neighborhood. Peace and Love to you all

  5. Our deepest sympathy to the Thomas family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Alan DuBrow and family

  6. To the Thomas family, Our prayers our with you in this tragic sorry for your loss..Claudia Redmond Furman and Family..

  7. To the Thomas family:I am very sorry for the loss of your son and brother. I new Roger thru my brother Fred Rose. Roger has done some work for us in the pass he was a very good welder. Roger was always willing to help out in such a short notice. I wanted to share my condolences to your family all of you have been thru so much, God must of needed another Angel so he called out to Roger Barry Thomas God, new Your Son and Brother has earned his wings while he was with us, Now he is free to fly with all the other Angels. I will keep you his Mom and Kim his sister and all of Rogers family in my prays. Lynda and Thomas Osmolik

  8. I just learned of Roger’s passing and wanted to express my sorrow. I still have the picture from the 1960s of he, Sandy & I at an Indian Guides outing at Camp Hazen. It was a great childhood with a lot of positive memories. He was a great kid from a loving family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Mrs. Thomas and Kim, We haven’t seen each other for years, but I just heard about Roger’s passing and am deeply sorry for your loss. When we were kids, me and Roger were very close. Even though a lot of years have passed since I’ve seen all of you, it just seems like yesterday that we were hanging out and riding dirt bikes together and just being kids. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. If you need anything, or just want to talk, please contact me. Take care, Paul Tracanna

  10. To the Thomas family, I just found out about Roger. I am deeply sorry. Roger was the very 1st love of my life. He taught me how to ride a motorcyle and drive a car. He showed me how much fun it was to enjoy camping with the family. I have so many fond loving memories. I am deeply saddened. God Bless you. Carrie

  11. Kim and Mrs. Thomas – Well, I am even later than the last person who posted but I was searching to catch up and say hello and came across the notice. He was a great love of mine years ago and I thought of him often. I wanted to pass along my deepest sympathies even at this late date to your family. Sincerely, Christine

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