Evelyn E. Thompson
12/24/2017


Evelyn E. Thompson of Canton, died peacefully in her home on Christmas Eve at 91 years old. Evelyn was the wife of the late Michael J. Thompson Jr. who asked her to marry him on Christmas Eve just 70 years earlier. Evelyn was born in Norwood, MA in 1926, graduated from Norwood High School, met her husband in 1946, they married in 1948 and settled in Canton where she became a housewife, mother of eight children and dedicated her life tirelessly to her family and their well-being. She also worked in the Canton Public School system for many years. Evelyn was an avid athlete excelling in swimming, softball, and bowling. She rarely missed a Pats, Bruins or Red Sox game. However, her passion was being a committed wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved hosting the holidays and being surrounded by her family. Her devotion was an inspiration to all that knew her, truly God’s chosen servant of all that’s good. She rests in peace. Evelyn was the loving mother of Michael Thompson III and wife Mary of Falmouth, Robin Thompson of Canton, Kevin Thompson and wife Esther of Canton, Glenn Thompson and wife Donna of Cocoa Beach FL, Dale Thompson and husband Howard Mutz of San Francisco CA, Gregg Thompson and wife Susan Orpin of Quincy, Jean Thompson and wife Lora of Canton, and Bryan Thompson and wife Scarlett of Brooksville FL. Loving sister of Gene Erickson of AL, Faith Soderberg of Bourne, Donna Bentley of NC, along with their spouses. Proud grandmother of 16 grand and 16 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents John and Helen Erickson of Norwood, brother John Erickson of CA and sister Jeanette Carr of TN. Visiting hours in the Pushard Family Funeral Home 210 Sherman St. Canton Friday, January 5th from 4-8 PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday in St. John the Evangelist Church 700 Washington St., Canton, at 10:30 AM. Interment Knollwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to Hessco Elder Services, 1 Merchant St. #106, Sharon , Ma.02067.

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