Mary Mildred Thomas, née Chartrand, formerly of New Ipswich, NH and Fitchburg, MA passed away January 22, 2023 at the age of 93. Mary was born to Mary (O’Leary) Chartrand and Louis Chartrand on February 20, 1929 in Fitchburg, MA. She grew up in Fitchburg and graduated from Saint Bernard’s High School. She married Joseph G Thomas in 1949, and moved to New Ipswich in 1954. Mary joined the workforce at age 13 working at Aubuchon Hardware in Fitchburg. Later she joined the United States Postal Service and ultimately became postmaster in Temple, New Hampshire. Mary enjoyed amateur theater, clogging, camping and travel, including to Isreal, Egypt, Italy, Ireland and Scotland. Her favorite times were traveling to vacation sites in their Airstream trailer to Canada and throughout New England.
Mary is predeceased by her husband Joseph, brothers Robert, John and Bernard Chartrand, and sisters Helen (Chartrand) Grillo and Margeret (Chartrand) Lavoie. She is survived by her sister Dorothy (Chartrand) Bourque of Denver, NC, sons Peter G. Thomas of Swanzey, NH and David J. Thomas of New Ipswich, NH, grandchildren James Thomas of Monrovia, Ca and Catheryn Moonsong of Saginaw, MI and five great grandchildren.
Her services will be held on Saturday, January 28,2023 with a Mass @ 11a.m. in St. Bernard Parish @St. Camillus De Lellis Church 333 Mechanic St. Fitchburg, MA . Interment will be in the spring. Calling hours will be on Friday, January 27,2023 at the funeral home from 5 until 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services of Keene, 312 Marlborough Street, Keene, NH 03431.
The Lavery Chartrand Alario Funeral Home 99 Summer St. Fitchburg, MA is directing.
Michael S. Alario – Director – Owner.
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