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Edward J Thomas

February 24, 1943 ~ October 30, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Edward Thomas Obituary

Edward J. Thomas "Ed" of Walpole and formerly of Mountain View, CA., passed through life on October 30, 2023 at age 80. The fourth born son to the late Margaret and Joseph Thomas of West Roxbury, husband to the late Sara (Olesen) Thomas and father of Andraya Van Lone and husband, Scott Van Lone. Brother to the late John Thomas, Charles Thomas and his wife, Helen, Ronald Thomas and his wife Patricia, the late Joseph Thomas and his surviving wife, Lorraine Thomas, Michael Thomas and his partner, Denise Capozzoli, Richard Thomas and his husband, Ralph Rossetti and Paul Thomas. Survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Ed attended English High School and was graduated from St. Columbkille’s High School where he played football and was an outstanding baseball pitcher. As a pitcher, Ed earned a Hearst Sandlot tryout and almost made it to a Fenway Park debut. Ed loved the Red Sox even though he lived for fifty plus years in California. He never forgot his Boston roots and sports teams. In 2022, he returned ‘home’ to the Boston area after fifty-two years.

Ed felt lucky to have been an in-flight Director of Customer Service at Trans World Airlines travelling the world. Upon retirement in 1984, became ‘Mr. Mom’ raising his daughter before he embarked upon his final career as a collegiate baseball umpire. Ed tallied over 3400 ball games officiated before retiring in 2014. ‘Be safe, call outs’ was his favorite expression.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to English High School Alumni Association ( A service is planned for spring, 2024.

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