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EXETER – Sumner R. Thompson, 87, died January 19, 2005 at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born August 4, 1917 at Hermon a son of Robert and Addie (Rose) Thompson. He retired from the Pratt and Whitney Company, North Haven, CT. in 1976 and returned to Maine at that time. Sumner was a member of Pacific Lodge, AF & AM, in Exeter and attended the Exeter Full Gospel Church.

He was predeceased by his first wife Annie, a son Roger, a daughter Hildreth; 3 brothers, Norman, Raymond and Donald; and a sister Avis. In addition to his wife, Pauline (Gould) Thompson of Exeter, he is survived by 3 sons, Ernest of Dixmont, Clyde of Exeter, and Sumner Jr. “Sonny” of Newport; 5 daughters, Marguerite Mallory of Hampton, Virginia, Vivian Stevens of Exeter, Barbara Bessette of Lowell, Vermont, Sandra Carpenter of Ocala, Florida, and Arlene Ryder of Exeter; 5 step-children, Eugene, Richard, James, Wayne and Joyce; a brother, Richard Thompson of Hermon; 2 sisters, Mary Bragg of Bangor, and Roberta Harding of Rancho Cordova, CA; 41 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 6-8 PM Friday at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna, where funeral services will be held 2 PM Saturday, January 22nd, with The Rev. Chris Faloon officiating. Spring committal services will be held at Morses Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the Pacific Lodge Masonic Building Fund, c/o Mr. Harold Batchelder, Treasurer, 1772 Exeter Road, Exeter, ME 04435.

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