Richard D. Thomson

1936 ∼ 2018

RICHARD D. THOMSON passed away Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2018.

Dick was born January 31, 1936 and lived on Nantucket until he was eight years old. He returned in the 90’s with his wife Marilyn to live on the island until his death. Dick and Marilyn celebrated their 57 wedding anniversary November 18, 2018.

Dick leaves his wife Marilyn, sons Matthew Brennan Thomson, Peter Gibson Thomson, Andrew MacAdam Thomson, and An Van Nguyen, daughter-in-law Carey Conley Thomson, and three grandchildren, Lillian, Brennan and Andrew James.

Dick attended Fairfield Preparatory School, Brown University and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Dick served his country in the army, at Fort Dix, New Jersey. His degrees took him into the field of advertising, specializing in marketing and became well known for his work with Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Ford, Unilever, Marlboro, Coca-Cola, Oscar Mayer, Kemper Insurance, Kodak and many other well known brands.

Dick was a member of Sankaty Golf Club on Nantucket for many years. He also gave his time to the board of Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

Services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the First Congregational Church in Nantucket. Burial immediately after will be for the family only.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 1:00 PM

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Richard D. Thomson

1936 ∼ 2018

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