Maxine I. Thompson, 83, passed away on February 10, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Gloucester, after a brief illness.
Maxine was born on January 7, 1929 in Owatonna MN, daughter of the late Vince and Alvina Krueger Langer.
Maxine joined the U.S. Navy in 1951, serving as a Radioman during the Korean Conflict, until her honorable discharge in 1954. Her strong patriotism inspired her membership in the American Legion, where she held numerous offices over the years such as Department Historian, Unit Chaplain, and District 8 Commander. Other service includes the Women’s Auxiliary, POW/MIA committee, and the Boys and Girls State program. Whether sending packages to our serving troops, crocheting lap robes for hospitalized women veterans or distributing Thanksgiving meals to the needy, Maxine always gave generously of her time and efforts.
Maxine loved to travel and to have new experiences. She was proud that she had been to all 50 of the United States. She often visited New York City and travelled extensively across Europe, spending this past Christmas in England. She enjoyed dancing, bowling, and the theater. She was a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. Maxine had a great, quirky sense of humor, and was a big hit wherever she went; impressing people with her energy, style, and fun-loving side. Maxine was a true original.
Maxine is survived by her children, Timothy Thompson of Rockport, MA, Katherine Thompson and husband John of New York City, and Jennifer Thompson and partner Lesley of Newmarket, England. She is also survived by her grandson Timothy Thompson Jr., his wife Melody and their children Madeleine and Brendan, and her extended family in Owatonna, MN.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service is being planned for this Spring, in Gloucester, date to be announced. Burial will take place in Owatonna, MN. Donations in Maxine’s name can be made to: The American Legion, Room 546-2, Statehouse, Boston, MA 02133 Attn: Boys State.
Arrangements are by Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester, MA.
On line condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com