Howard ‘Tom’ Thompson, 89, Led Darien Senior Men’s Association, active volunteer, publicity manager


Howard “Tom” Thompson passed away on May 29th. He was 89 years old.

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Howard Thompson, 89, died on May 29. His funeral will be private and will take place in August.

Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Tom spent his childhood in New Canaan and eventually raised his family in Darien. After graduating from Middlebury College in 1953, Tom served in the United States Navy.

Tom married Ann Hilton in 1958. Together they raised two children. In business, he had a distinguished career as an advertising manager, most notably as vice president of the advertising agency Benton & Bowles.

During his 63 years in Darien, he was Treasurer of the Presbyterian Church of Noroton, President of the Darien Red Cross, and President of the Darien Senior Mens Association. Tom volunteered for the Meals on Wheels organization in Stamford.

Tom has spent time with his family on numerous Caribbean vacations and summers in Plymouth, Massachusetts and Cape Cod.

He was an avid New York Yankees fan and also cheered on the Patriots, as his granddaughter is a New England Patriots cheerleader.

In addition to his wife Ann, Tom is survived by his two daughters, Cynthia Thompson Daniska (Michael) of Bethel and Betsy Thompson of Darien. Tom is also survived by two grandchildren, Scott Daniska and Lauren Daniska, both of whom reside in the Boston area.

A private family memorial will be held in Plymouth in August.

Instead of flowers, donations can be made in memory of tom at Fidelco Foundation for Guide Dogs, 27 Cannon Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

an obituary from Lawrence Funeral Home, where online condolences can be made


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