Bennett J.Thompson ’82 died on July 8, 2008, in Burlington, Massachusetts, after a prolonged struggle with complications following a liver transplant.
Born on April 22, 1960, in New Haven, Conn., he grew up in Berwyn, Penn., and Boxford, Mass., where he attended Masconomet Regional High School. At Bowdoin, he was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity.After graduation, he worked for Proctor and Gamble in New Jersey, and then returned to New England in 1984, where he worked in the telecommunications industry for more than 20 years.At the time of his death, he was sales engineer forVerizon Business in Portland, Maine. He served on the board of the Baxter School for the Deaf, as vice president of the Pillsbury Shores Association of Pine Point, and a term as town chairman of the Scarborough Republican Party. He belonged to the Riverside and Nonesuch Golf Club and was a member of the Maine State Golf Association and the U.S. Golf Association. He is survived by his partner of 20 years, Marcia Taylor; a sister, Lisa Thompson Waldrop of Ithaca, N.Y.; and a brother, Stuart Thompson of Weymouth, Mass.