SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

February 18, 2013

John P. "Phil" Thompson Jr.


Peabody — Mr. John P. “Phil” Thompson Jr., 66, of Peabody, passed away on Friday surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Linda J. (Harris) Thompson, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage. Born in Schenectady, NY, he was the son of John P. Thompson Sr. of Salem, and the late Doris (Fleming) Thompson. He was raised in Swampscott and was a graduate of Swampscott High School, Class of 1967. He lived in Swampscott for the greater part of his life, and had resided in Peabody for the past eight years.

Phil was the founder of Town House Development Corp. He built homes on the North Shore area as well as in North Conway, N.H. He was a member of the Jaycees Junior Chamber of Commerce for many years. He enjoyed travelling with family and friends and also loved the trips to Vegas with his wife. He cherished Monday night dinners with his family and enjoyed going to the Lido for lunch and seeing his friends there. Phil’s greatest joy came from spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by three children, Glen Thompson and his wife, Lisa, of Danvers, Susan Hansen and her husband, Stephen, of North Andover, and Nancy Maloney and her husband, Brian, of Woburn; his “daughter,” Madeline Silverman of Revere; six grandchildren; Olivia, Jason, Mackenzie, Jillian, Bridget and Caitlin; as well as two brothers; Mark Thompson and his wife, Laurel, of Swampscott, and Randy Thompson and his wife, Mary, of Sun City, Fla; one sister; Sally Gately and her husband, George, of Peabody; and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: His visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4-8PM in the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St. (Rt 1A), Lynn. His funeral will be on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in First Church in Swampscott, Congregational, 40 Monument Ave, Swampscott. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Those who prefer may make donations to a charity of your choice. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com