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Thomas, Trudy S.

Trudy Sue (Kirkpatrick) Thomas, a resident of Norwood for the past eight years, and formerly a longtime resident of Dedham, died Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Residence in Wayland.  She was 65.  Trudy was born February 13, 1948 in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, the daughter of Vivan Wallace and Marjorie (Jordan) Kirkpatrick.  She grew up in Dedham and graduated from Dedham High School with the Class of 1966.  After High School Trudy attended the Briman School of Nursing and worked briefly as a visiting nurse.   A friendly, outgoing person, she made many friends  in her jobs as a Matron at the Dedham Police Station, as a crossing guard, as a lunch lady at the Dedham High School and at the Peterson School in Westwood.  Trudy has worked for the past 25 plus years as a customer service representative for Nstar Gas Company (and its predecessor, Comgas).   She was a member of Contentment Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Dedham.  She also enjoyed going to Parson Field in Maine any chance she could get.  Trudy is survived by her son, Donald V. Thomas of Norwood; her daughter, Jill A. Easton of Pasedena, Maryland; her life partner, Thomas Hirl of Norwood; six grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.  Visiting hours will be held Thursday, March 14th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street,  Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Friday at 11 AM at the United Church in Norwood, 585 Washington Street, Norwood.  After cremation, interment in Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham will be private.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Sandy & Mike
    March 13th, 2013 | 1:16 pm

    Don, Jill & Tom – Mike and I are so blessed to have had Trudy in our lives. I have a lifetime of wonderful memories that I will treasure always. We love her and will miss her.

  2. Judy Dull
    March 13th, 2013 | 8:15 pm

    I have known Trudy for a number of years and was blessed
    to be her friend. My sympathies go out to her family and her
    grandson Michael.

  3. Pam McGill Cyr
    March 14th, 2013 | 6:52 am

    Don, Jill and Tom Although we have not met, I want you to know that Trudy was a part of my childhood. She had a unique spirit and she was always fun loving. Her mother Majorie was my grandmother’s sister (Aunt Ginny). The last time I saw Trudy was at my Uncle Dick McGill’s visiting hours about a year and a half ago. She looked great and we had a nice catch up visit. I know this has been an ordeal and you will all miss her dearly. But she is at peace now and not suffering. I am sorry that I will not be able to be at the visiting hours or services. I live in Vermont and my work schedule this week prevents me from being there. However, like many others in our family, she will live on in our memory.

  4. Ginger Barrett- Florida
    March 14th, 2013 | 7:07 am

    Jill, Don and Tom

    My condolances to you, Trudy was my oldest and dearest friend I will surely miss her, we had fun great years as pals. Prayers and blessings to you and the families.

  5. Pam Carleton
    March 14th, 2013 | 11:24 am

    Trudy was a wonderful person who was loved by many. I have a lot of great memories of her especially working with her on the DHS reunion committees. My sincere sympathy to Tom, Jill, Donald and her family.

  6. Donna Karavlan
    March 14th, 2013 | 3:33 pm

    I found out Trudy was my aunt about 10-15 years ago when she searched for her birth mother. My mom who passed away 24 years ago was her sister. My mom never knew that Trudy was her sister. Trudy came to visit us about 10 years ago. I kept in touch with her over the years by email but never got to see her again.

    My sincere sympathy to her family.

  7. Helen Pudelko
    March 14th, 2013 | 4:26 pm

    My Heart felt condolences to you and your family. Although I am unable to make it to her wake and funeral she is in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. David Crepeau
    March 14th, 2013 | 4:51 pm

    Don and Family,

    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Your Mom sounds like she was quite a busy, caring and giving woman and loved by many. Keep her in your hearts forever and know my thoughts and pryers are with you all.

    David Crepeau

  9. Mary Lou (Kirby) Hawkins
    March 15th, 2013 | 9:53 am

    Hi Tom, Don and Jill

    I’m so sorry about your partner and your mother.
    Trudy was full of fun and life. I loved to get
    together with her when we did.

    I’m sure she is in heaven.


    Mary Lou

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