TYSON/PLYMOUTH — Russell Thompson, 80, died Feb. 25 in Denton, N.C.
He was born March 4, 1933, son of Leon Thompson and Anna O’Brien.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Sturtevant.
In 1977, he moved to the family camp in Vermont, and worked at the Woodstock Corrections facility and Proctorsville Post Office, retiring as postmaster.
In 1980, he married Dawn Thompson in Tyson, and joined two families. They moved to Lake George, where they lived until she died in 2008. Then he moved to Denton, N.C., where his daughter resides.
He enjoyed crossword puzzles.
In earlier years, he was a baseball pitcher and bowler, and also enjoyed snowmobiling.
Survivors include his children: Janice Eldridge of North Carolina, Michelle Rousseau of Connecticut and John Thompson of Massachusetts; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; his step-children: Jack Thompson, Eileen Holland, Raymond Alosi Sr. and Teri Gildersleeve, all of Vermont, Mario Alosi of Arizona, and Carol Costodi of Massachusetts; and a sister, Judy Larue.
He was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Stephanie Raynard.
This obituary first appeared in the March 13, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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