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“Bill, Sorry to hear about your Dad. May he Rest In Peace. Joan ”
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BROCKTON----William R. Thomas Sr., 75, a lifelong resident of Brockton, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Baypointe Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Anne F. (Danielczyk) Thomas.

Born in Pembroke, a son of the late Irene (Thomas) Brooks, he was raised and educated in Brockton. A veteran of the US Army he served as an SP4 during the Vietnam War.

After honorable discharge, William worked as a route salesman for Nissen Baking Company of Brockton for over 40 years.

An avid bowler he was a member of a bowling league at Westgate Lanes in Brockton. William was a former youth baseball and football coach in Brockton and was also an umpire for various towns along the South Shore.

He enjoyed animals and the company of his dogs and was a handyman.

William is survived by his children, Stephen F. Thomas and his wife Joyce of Malden, William R. Thomas Jr. and his wife Deborah of Brockton, Lynn McGrath and her husband Kevin of Brockton and Darren M. Thomas and his wife Isabel of Stoughton; his siblings, Richard Joseph Brooks Jr. of Brockton and Nancy Bourassa of Brockton; 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. In lieu of flowers donations in William's memory may be sent to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, c/o Advancement, 10 Chandler Street, Boston, MA. 02116 For directions or condolences visit