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Mr. Dean Russell Thompson, 58, of Salem, beloved husband of Linda (Tassinari) Thompson, died unexpectedly following a brief illness Friday, May 12, 2017, at his home. Born in Salem he was the son of the late Jack and Virginia Thompson. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1978. Mr. Thompson was employed as a roofer for many years with United Roofing, until the time of his retirement. In retirement, he was employed with Stop & Shop Supermarket in Peabody.
A loving husband, father, brother and uncle, Dean was devoted to his wife and daughter. He loved spending time with his family. He volunteered for the Salvation Army North Shore Corps., and the Wreaths Across America. He loved helping within the community of Salem and was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a true animal lover, especially his canine companion, Lilly. Family was paramount in his life, and he will be deeply missed.
Dean is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Linda (Tassinari) Thompson of Salem; his daughter, Cassandra Thompson of Salem; his siblings, Patricia Ayers and Wayne Thompson, both of Salem; Kenneth Thompson of Hamilton; Cynthia Calabro of Salem; Joyce Thompson, Brian Thompson and James Thompson, all of Auburn, Maine; Marion Blanchette and Matthew Thompson, both of Salem; William Thompson of Oregon; Loraine Roussin of Salem; and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and extended family. He was the brother of the late Jack Thompson, Jr., Robert, Arthur and Joel Thompson.
Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours which will be held in The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq. (at Salem Common), Salem, Wednesday, May 17 from 4 to 7 p.m., immediately followed by his funeral service at 7 p.m. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on May 16, 2017
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