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Obituary for Joseph Michael Thomas

Joseph Michael  Thomas
Joseph Michael Thomas, 76, a lifelong resident of Tilden St, Port Ewen, died Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at Northern Dutchess Hospital while in the comforting presence of his family.

Joe was born in Kingston, NY on June 27th, 1941, a son of the late George M. and Adela H. (Bolechowicz) Thomas.

A graduate of Kingston High School, Joe was employed at the Hudson Cement Plant in Kingston for several years before working as a driver for United Parcel Service for 10 years, before illness forced his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially for trout. A parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church, he was a member of White Eagle Benevolent Association.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Ann (Sutherland) Thomas, their two sons, Michael Joseph Thomas, and his wife Kyla Bockelmann-Thomas, of Kingston, and Jeffrey George Thomas, and his wife, Elisabeth Cascalheira-Thomas, of Alexandria, VA, one granddaughter, Sunra M. Thomas, three nephews, Richard Delgado, and his daughter Alivia, of Saugerties, Joseph Delgado, and his daughter Emma, of Rochester, and Jonathan Delgado, of Wildwood Crest, NJ, cousin Kathleen Heitzman, and her husband David, of Kingston, and sister-in-law Rosemarie Delgado of Cape May, NJ.

He is predeceased by his brother, George Thomas.

The family has entrusted the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus, with the care and funeral arrangements for Joe.

The funeral procession will form 11:15 am, on Saturday, thence to Immaculate Conception Church, Kingston, where The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon, Rev. Lou YaYa, celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kingston.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to mass from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Joseph's memory to: Mount Sinai Medical Center www.msmc.com/donate/imoiho/

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