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David A. Thompson

March 7, 1950 — January 31, 2021

SWANTON – David A. Thompson, age 70, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021 after fighting Parkinson’s Disease for several years. He was surrounded by his loving family at his home in Swanton.

He was born March 7, 1950 in Sheldon to William Thompson Sr. and the late Lorraine (Deso) Thompson.

David was a life-long resident of Swanton and a graduate of Swanton High School. He worked as an accountant and controller at Mylan for over 40 years. Through Mylan he was able to earn his Bachelor’s degree. David met Celine (Laroche) in 1972. She told her brother “that is the man I’m going to marry” and as they say the rest is history. They were married on July 7, 1973.

David was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. He loved his life, his family, and running. Parkinson’s took away his physical abilities, but it couldn’t touch the way he loved his family and living life. He always looked forward to family gatherings at the holidays, and was able to have one last Thanksgiving meal before he passed. David also enjoyed camping, and bird watching.

He leaves behind his wife, Celine Thompson of Swanton; their children, Leon Thompson and his wife Jennifer Williams of St. Albans, Nicole Thompson and her significant other Ben Thibodeau of Swanton, and David Thompson II and his wife Nicole of Swanton; their child of the heart, Tanaya Pearce; 15 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter; his father, William Thompson Sr. of Swanton; siblings, Richard Thompson and his wife Sandra of Swanton, James Thompson and his wife MaryAnne of Fairfax, Gary Thompson and his wife Arlene of Swanton, Ruth Laroche of Swanton, Sandy Giroux and her husband Warren of Swanton, and William Thompson II of Swanton; his sister-in-law, Elaine Thompson of Swanton; many nieces & nephews and his faithful companion, Abbey. David was predeceased by his mother, Lorraine Thompson; brother, Steven Thompson; brother-in-law, Alan Laroche; and his best friend, Floyd Moodie.

David’s family held a private funeral service, and his body was donated to the University of Vermont Medical Center anatomical gift program.

Friends & family are invited to his life celebration to include a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Church of the Nativity, 65 Canada Street, Swanton, VT. Interment will follow in St. Louis Cemetery in Highgate.

For those who wish, contributions in David’s memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation – New England Chapter, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131

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Friday, June 9, 2023

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