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Mr. Allan R. Thompson, 76, of Danvers, beloved husband of Patricia A. (Ross) Thompson, died unexpectedly, Monday October 30, 2017 at Beverly Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Harry and Alice (McKeever) Thompson. He was raised and educated in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School.
An honorably discharged veteran, Allan proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army.
Mr. Thompson had been employed by Star Market as Manager of the Deli Department, a position he retired from after 40 years of dedicated service.
A longtime resident of the Town of Danvers, Allan was an avid sports enthusiast, who loved all Boston sports especially the Patriots and Red Sox. He enjoyed being outdoors and target shooting. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his wife Patricia of Danvers, with whom he shared 31 years of marriage, Allan is survived by step children, Michael Calandra and his wife, Dorothy of Ipswich, Christopher Calandra of South Carolina, Carmel Calandra of North Andover and Peter Calandra Jr. of Ipswich; his sister, Barbara L’Heureux of Chelsea; nine grandchildren, Michele, Brian, Nathan, Victoria, Jason, Caisi, Lilly, Christina Calandra and Nicole Fischer and a great-grandchild, Adeline Margaret and many nieces and nephews.
His funeral service will be held from the Peterson O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (rte 62), Danvers, on Thursday, November 2nd at 8:15 a.m. followed by his Funeral Mass in St. Mary of The Annunciation Church, Conant St., Danvers at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Visiting hours Wednesday (Today) from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Allan’s memory to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  November 1, 2017
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