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Estelle Thomas

Estelle Thomas

Wednesday, December 6th, 1922 Thursday, June 13th, 2019

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Obituary for Estelle Thomas

Estelle Thomas, 96, of Stafford, entered into Eternal Rest on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her four children. She was born in San Antonio, TX, the daughter to the late Rufino and Rosaura (Garcia) Tabarez. At age 11, she moved to San Francisco, CA, where she worked as a parachute rigger during WWII. She met her husband, the late Richard E. Thomas, Sr., while he was stationed in CA in the Navy. They were married on July 6, 1946 and moved to Brooklyn, NY, where they made their home and raised their four children. Estelle and Richard retired to Florida in 1984. She was a former member of the Dutch Reformed Church in Brooklyn and was involved in their choir. More recently, she was a member of the United Methodist Church of Stafford. Estelle enjoyed vacationing to the Poconos, spending time with her family, cooking and gardening. She was an avid tennis player and enjoyed playing well into her 80's. Estelle is survived by her four loving children, Richard E. Thomas, Jr., of Rochester Hills, MI, Gary E. Thomas of New Rochelle, NY, Nancy E. Lopez and her husband, Don, of Seminole, AL, and Roy Thomas and his fiancée, Ava Paterwic, of Stafford Springs, CT; a brother, Roy Tabarez and his wife, Jan of Montery, CA; a sister, Lucy Castro of Pleasant Valley, CA; five grandchildren, Zachery M. Thomas and his wife, Kim, Andrew E. Thomas, Ashley E. Cogan and her husband, Justin, Laura E. Lopez and Christopher R. Thomas; five great grandchildren, Riley Lopez, Susan Thomas, Charlotte Cogan, and Victoria and Lorenzo Thomas; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for calling hours on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main Street, Somers, CT 06071. A funeral service will begin at 6:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately. Donations in memory of Estelle may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852. To leave online condolences please visit www.somersfuneralhome.com

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Somers Funeral Home
    354 Main Street
    SOMERS, CT
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, June 15th, 2019
    3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, June 15th, 2019 | 6:00pm
    Somers Funeral Home
    354 Main Street
    SOMERS, CT
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, June 15th, 2019
    6:00pm
  • Interment

    Burial will be private
    Address Not Available

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Lucio & kathleen Laduca, From Vincent and Germaine LaDuca and family., and others have sent flowers to the family of Estelle Thomas.
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Lucio & kathleen Laduca, From Vincent and Germaine LaDuca and family., and others have sent flowers to the family of Estelle Thomas.
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Paul Burns

Dear Richard,
We are deeply saddened by the news of your Mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sincerely,
Paul Burns
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Lucio & kathleen Laduca

With loving memories of "Estelle Thomas", And Family. Our Thoughts and prayers are with you.
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From Vincent and Germaine LaDuca and family.

We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Estelle Thomas will be missed.
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From Vincent and Germaine LaDuca and family. purchased flowers for the family of Estelle Thomas.
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Don, Nancy , Laura & Riley Lopez

To dearest Estelle ! For a beautiful woman who has lived your life being an example to everyone that had the pleasure of knowing you , we plant a tree in your honor and memory. In doing so , it will represent the continuation of the spirit of love and kindness that you shared within our lives. Through your beautiful character you have brought much joy to us all and have always had the respect of others that you truly deserved. You will forever be fondly remembered and deeply missed by us all !
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Don, Nancy , Laura & Riley Lopez planted a memorial tree for Estelle Thomas
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Jan Jones

Praying for all of you and so sorry for your loss.
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