FOUNTAIN HILLS – Roland Clifford Thompson, 89, of Fountain Hills, AZ passed away peacefully on November 17, 2020. Roland, previously from Foxboro, MA, was born on July 17, 1931 in Boston, MA to Alan McClain Thompson and Isabelle Russell Thompson of Boston, MA. He was the third of four children and graduated from Roslindale High School in 1948.
Roland was a refrigeration mechanic for Stop & Shop Supermarkets and later a Pipefitter, working out of Local 537 in Boston. Roland married his wife Irene in 1957 and shared 43 years of marriage. He had an affinity for photography, and in retirement developed an amazing talent for woodworking and karaoke. Roland enjoyed domestic and international travel, with Cape Cod and Hawaii being two of his most favorite and frequented destinations. A huge lover of Boston sports, he was a life long Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.
Roland was a Veteran in the United States Army and served overseas in the Korean War. He is survived by his two sons, Mark A. Thompson of Foxboro, MA & Scott D. Thompson of Scottsdale AZ; his nieces Julia Thompson-Morrison, Linda Harrison-Aguilar, Lorain Thompson-Rice; and nephew Johnny Harrison.
A Funeral Service will be held at Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary on Saturday, December 5th at 11:oo a.m. Viewing hours will be on Friday, December 4th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., and on Saturday, December 5th at 10 a.m. – prior to the Funeral Service. In addition, a Memorial Service will be held in Foxboro, MA in the Spring of 2021. Donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley (www.hov.org).