1922 – 2010
Sturbridge – Lillian Thomas, 88, formerly of Podunk Road, died Saturday March 27, 2010. She was the loving wife of the late Herbert Thomas. Born in Springfield MA, she was the daughter of the late Eva Dempsey.
Mrs. Thomas owned and operated Herbie’s Roast Beef in Sturbridge until her retirement. She liked to sew and make crafts.
Lillian is survived by her sons, Paul Thomas of Chester VT, John Thomas and Raymond Thomas of Comfort WV; her daughters, Rose Lombardi and Vera Thomas of Florida, Eve LaFleche of Putnam CT, and Lillian Hesselman of Willimantic, CT; 27 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren; and her dear friend, Anna Fruggiero. She was predeceased by her sons, Herbert Thomas Jr. and William Thomas.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Lillian’s family at 10:00 am, Thursday April 1, 2010 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam followed by her Funeral Service at 10:30 am in the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Anne Cemetery, Sturbridge, MA.