Mr. John D.'s Story

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Andover native, John D. Thomson, II, passed away January 7, 2017, at his home in North Berwick, Maine.
John was born in Methuen on October 6, 1952, to Kathleen and John Thomson. John was a 1970 graduate of Andover High School. He served in the US Navy from 1971 through his retirement with full disability in 1974. He then began a career at the US Post Office in Andover, Mass., until he started “Jay’s Wallcovering” in the mid 1980s, fulfilling his dream of owning his own business which he operated until he retired.
He had a very fulfilling life in his home in Andover which he purchased in 1974 and raised his family in. He had a welcoming personality and was always at his happiest when his home was filled with people, fun, friendship, and love which was often. You could find him in his screen house with a glass of wine and a welcoming smile to anyone that came by. He could be seen around town always offering a friendly wave riding his Olds with his distinctive hat and handlebar mustache. He had a passion for antique cars and spent a great deal of time restoring his 1956 Oldsmobile with his son, John. He enjoyed years of friendly card games of “45’s” with his dear friends and following the Red Sox and Patriots. He was a 44-year member of the Elks.
He recently moved to North Berwick, Maine, with his partner, Sue Thorne. He was thoroughly enjoying the Maine way of life, playing with ‘the Corgi’ dogs and his home with “The View."
John was predeceased by his mother, Kathleen; father, John; and sister, Linda. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Law; his son, John and his wife, Megan (“favorite daughter-in-law”); three granddaughters, Julia, Samantha and Addison Thomson; and his two grandsons, Colby and Parker Law; his brother, Michael; his uncle, Harold Hayes; and former wife, Patricia Morin Thomson.
His Funeral Service will be celebrated in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, on Friday, January 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Calling hours will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be privately held. For additional information, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  January 10, 2017
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