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Melvin Thompson, Sr.
  • December 17, 1942 - October 13, 2017
  • Bloomfield, Connecticut

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“To the Thompson family,may God bless and keep you in a mighty special way. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: willie triplin - GREENWOOD, SC

“To the Thompson family, May the Lord comfort you and keep you mindful of time you had with Mel. God Bless. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Larry Williams - Hartford, CT

“Diane, Melissa & Melvin Jr, our prayers are with you. Yvonne, William & Thomas. We know you all loved him, but God loved him best. Love in Christ!! ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Yvonne Yarbrough - Bloomfield, CT

“Our condolences to the Thompson family.From Louisa Cummings and family23 Christine Circle ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Sandra Roach - Bloomfield, CT

“TO THE FAMILY OF MELVIN THOMPSON , I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS, MELVIN WAS A VERY NICE MAN , YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY MAY GOD FOREVER...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Gerri Anderson - Bloomfield, CT

“To the Thompson family you have my deepest sympathy Melvin will truly be missed in the pool room at the Legion and hanging at the Elks may GOD bless...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Renee Matthews Alpha Temple #83 American Legion Auxiliary #142 - CT

“Diane and Family,Melvin was one of the best friends my husband and I had. He had the most eloquent manners of any man I have known. He will be missed...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Hawk & Carolyn Hawkins - FL

“Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: A friend


9 of 15 | Posted by: CLEO Cotton - MONTGOMERY, AL

“Miss Diane and family, I would like to express my deepest sympathy at this heartfelt time. Our beloved Mel T. will be missed and never forgotten by...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Val Fairley - New Britain, CT

“Miss Diane and family, i would like to express my deepest sympathy to all of you at this very heartfelt time. Our beloved Mel T. willl be sincerely...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Val Fairley - New Britain, CT

Forever in our prayers, from the Green family!
12 of 15 | Posted by: Victoria Green

“Miss Di, Melvin Jr. and Melissa, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Kimberly St. John-Stevenson - OH

“Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Melvins family. Friends & coworkers of Melvin ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Hartford P&DC

“To the family of the late Melvin Thompson. I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ gives you strength to get thru your days ahead. My Condolences ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Thomas Moore - Plainville, CT


Melvin Thompson, Sr., 74, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of Diane Thompson, peacefully passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 while surrounded by his family at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. Born in Osceola, Arkansas on December 17, 1942, Melvin was a son of the late Stanley Thompson and Katherine (Johnson) Thompson. He moved to the South Side of Chicago, Illinois as a small child and grew up in the Bronzeville neighborhood where he graduated from Jean Baptiste Point DuSable High School. In his early twenties he and Diane married in Chicago and in 1966 relocated to Hartford, Connecticut. Melvin briefly worked for Hamilton Standard before accepting a position with the United States Postal Service. He worked his way from assembly to bulk mail processing and retired in 2003 after 37 rewarding years of service. He enjoyed the relationships he made while working at the Postal Service, especially his friendship with his boss, Russell St. John. Melvin's Chicago roots run deep and he was an avid fan of all of the Chicago professional sports teams and watched every game he could. Wearing his Chicago Bulls hats and jackets with pride even during their challenging times, Melvin was not a fair weather fan and carried within him an optimism and hope for future victories. He was a loving and generous husband and father who always provided the best for his family. His social and outgoing personality combined with a happy go-lucky approach to life and eternal gift of gab afforded Melvin countless friends over the years. He was a terrific host, grilling meat in the backyard, setting up card games, and welcoming people into his home to cheer on his teams. Melvin was a man of faith and loved Lord in his own way and without explanation. He was not afraid of his final chapter and left this world with a full heart surrounded by love. Those left behind to cherish his memories include his devoted wife of 52 years, Diane (Johnson) Thompson and their two children, Melvin Thompson, Jr. of Hartford and Melissa Thompson of Hartford; a brother, Greg G. Johnson and his wife Jacqueline of Windsor; three adored grandchildren, Nayleen Rivera, Solae Anderson, and Philip Anderson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. Melvin also leaves some very dear friends whom he considered 'brothers,' Wayne, Perry, Reggie, Wilbur, Clyde, David, and Jim. Melvin was predeceased by his brother, David Watson. A memorial service celebrating Melvin's life will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at Pilgrim Way Baptist Church, 19 Columbia Rd., Windsor. His family will briefly receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be privately held and memorial contributions may be made to a worthy charity of one's choosing. Carmon Funeral Home of Windsor has care of his arrangements.