|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1926, USA|
|Death: ||Jun. 17, 2010|
MILLIS, MA - Clifford D. Thatcher, age 83, a longtime resident of Millis, died on Thursday morning, June 17, 2010, at Tufts Medical Center after a long illness.
Born on September 26, 1926, he was a 1944 graduate of Millis High School.
He graduated from Harvard University in 1952.
He served as a navigator on a B-29 that flew medical evacuations out of the Philippines during World War II. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force during the Korean War.
He was an international marketing executive during his long career. After retirement Cliff and his wife Marcia traveled and lived in over 26 countries with the International Executive Service Corp.
A member of the Founders and Patriots of America and the Massachusetts Mayflower Society, Cliff was also a member of the Governor's mounted ceremonial escort of the National Lancers. He had served as a Millis Selectman and was a member of the Harvard Club, the Millis American Legion Post 208.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marcia Lee Shields Thatcher; two daughters, Kathleen Ann Griffin-Brooks (Roger) of North Brookfield and Marcia Lee Thatcher of Dracut; two sons, Richard E. Thatcher (Irma) of Arcadia, CA, and Steven A. Thatcher (Louise "Boo") of Mattapoisett; a sister, Joan Hemmer of Point Pleasant, NJ; a brother, Bernie Thatcher of Millis, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by a son, Clifford J. "Jim" Thatcher; a great-grandson, Shane A. Thatcher; a brother, Edward Thatcher; and a sister, Jean Henthorne.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, 82 Exchange Street, Millis, on Wednesday, June 23rd at 10:00 am. Burial with military honors followed at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Cliff's memory to the:
US Fund for UNICEF
125 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home
Clifford T. Thatcher (1904 - 1967)
Josephine H. Thatcher (1904 - 1962)
Marcia Lee K. Shields Thatcher (1930 - 2011)*
Clifford Thatcher (1953 - 2002)*
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Created by: KATHY
Record added: Jul 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55002125
Thank you for your service to our country, Mr. Thatcher! May you rest in eternal Heavenly peace! You have certainly earned it!|
Added: Nov. 11, 2010