Andrew P. Thomas of Chelmsford

 

5599 ThomasAndrew P. Thomas, 52, of Chelmsford, MA died after a yearlong courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family at his home on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

He was married to Anne Marie Thomas with whom he would have celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary on October 24, 2015.

Born in Brockton, MA, he was the son of Philip Thomas of Falmouth, MA and Pauline Thomas of Wareham, MA. He graduated from Bridgewater-Raynham High School with the class of 1981. He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from UMASS Lowell.

Andrew worked as a manufacturing engineering manager for Lytron of Woburn, MA.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a resident of Chelmsford for seventeen years.

Andrew was also an artist.

Besides his wife and his parents, he is survived by two sons, Michael Thomas of Chelmsford and Christopher Thomas of Chelmsford; brother, Peter Thomas of Taunton, MA; two sisters, Jennifer and her husband, Ronald Brisco of Exeter, CA and Lizbeth and her husband, Keith Estes of Carver, MA; two step sisters, Amanda and her husband, Adam Finnell of Norton, MA and Sarah and her husband, Jay Deveau of Falmouth, MA; step mother, Linda Thomas of Falmouth, MA; mother-in-law, Helen McClung of Chelmsford and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived his mother’s longtime companion, Richard Mathis of Wareham, MA.

Visiting hours Sun. 2 to 6 P.M. Funeral Mon. at 10A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11A.M. at St. Mary’s Church. Memorials may be made in his name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

Visitation

July 19, 2015
2-6P.M.

Funeral

July 20, 2015
10A.M. DFH 11A.M. Church
St. Mary's Church
  1. Sue Eldridge says:

    Ann Marie my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please know you have many friends you can rely on if you need anything. All my best!

    “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller

  2. Carol Comins says:

    Michael and Christopher,
    I was so saddened when I read about Dad’s passing. Over the years I have watched Andy working so hard on your home, providing a loving environment for you boys to grow up in. Words cannot lessen your pain. He will live on inside each of you as you grow into manhood. May your memories of the good times help you through this terrible loss. Your former teacher and neighbor, Mrs. Comins

  3. Elaine Crow says:

    Andy joined Lytron a few years after I did, so we worked together for many years. I always found him to be upbeat, friendly and a true professional. I think everyone Andy came in contact with enjoyed working with him and only had good things to say about him. I will miss seeing him . My sincere sympathy to his family. We all lost a a great guy.

  4. The Lynch Family says:

    Andy was an amazing person, husband, dad and friend. To know Andy was to love him. Re, Mike, Chris, you are in our hearts and our prayers. We love you. XOX…

  5. The Lynch Family says:

    Andy will live in the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was an amazing man, husband, dad and friend. To know Andy was to love Andy. Re, Michael and Chris are in our hearts and in our prayers. We love you guys. We are heartbroken. XOX

  6. Kevin Gay says:

    I worked with Andy for 3 years at Lytron and for a few months within his group. Andy was a true gentleman in every sense of the word and was one of the most well respected people at the company. My deepest sympathies go out to his wife, sons, and entire family.

  7. Mac Liu says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Andy for ten years at Lytron. Because I was working remotely from California, I had to rely on Andy for extra help more times than I can remember. No matter how busy he was, somehow he always found time to help me.

    I will always remember his smile and I will miss him.

    My condolences to his family and friends.

  8. Evy Nelson says:

    It is so hard to put into words how incredibly sad I am to know my cousin Andy has left us.
    Every memory of him is anchored with that big infectious grin he graciously gave along with a hug. I’ll treausre our childhood memories of hiding out in the crawls space or playing in grandpa & Lil’s basement at Christmas.

    I’ll be wishing everyone who knew and loved Andy moments where you feel wrapped up in the warmth of your memories.

  9. Carla McDonough says:

    I will miss Andy. He was the nicest man. Always kind always helpful. My thought and prayers are with his family. God will take care of you Andy, that is why he has called you.

    Carla McDonough

  10. Debra ANALETTO says:

    My deepest sympathy goes to Andy’s family. Andy was a very kind and pleasant person and will be truely missed. God Bless

  11. Patricia Boyd says:

    Our hearts are full of sadness and grief. Our love and prayers go out to you, Anne Marie and the boys. Andy is now with the Angels and pain no more. He suffered enough. I’ve asked Melissa to welcome Andy. Please know you have our love and prayers.

    The Boyds

  12. Judy Constanti says:

    ReRe and family – I am so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing, you and the rest of your family are in my prayers. Andy was “one of the good ones” which God seems to like to take too early. May courage and peace be with you during this most difficult of times.

  13. Kathryn Whitenack says:

    I was lucky enough to have worked with Andy for 17 years. Andy was a kind and generous person who will be dearly missed in this world. My thoughts and prayers are with him, his family and all of his many friends.

  14. Linda & Roger Beaudoin says:

    We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Andy’s family. You didn’t have to know Andy for a long time to know that he was one of the kindest, most caring person you would ever have the privilege of meeting. His good spirit and pleasant smile will be missed dearly and we hope that his family can take comfort in knowing that Andy’s “Lytron” family will forever hold a special place for him in their hearts.

  15. The Rathje's says:

    There are not enough words to express our sorrow about the passing of this man. Tom, Michael, Christine and myself were so fortunate to be able to witness what a great husband and father Andy was and to be able to call him our friend is an honor. We will always cherish the times that we spent enjoying life and each others company. You will forever be in our hearts.

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