James V. Jason Thompson

September 8, 1947 - April 20, 2014
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James V., Jason, Thompson was called safely home on Easter Sunday. A lifelong resident of Ludlow, he was born September 8, 1947 to the late James and Ann (Janulewicz) Thompson.
He graduated from Ludlow High School, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Western New England University Law School. He taught at Ludlow High School. Jason spent the majority of his career practicing law at the firm he founded, Thompson and Bell in Ludlow.

Jason was dedicated to town government and service to his community. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Ludlow Boys and Girls Club serving as President from 1977-1981. He served as President of the Ludlow Hospital from 1988-1991. He was a longtime member of the Unity Club and a lifetime member of the Town Democratic Committee. He also served as Town Counsel and had recently ended his tenure as Town Moderator, serving for over 20 years from 1993-2014.

Jason was a man who enjoyed simple pleasures, watching the Patriots and Red Sox, reading, trips to Saratoga, an occasional bourbon, and especially spending time with his family. He had a great intellect and a keen wit. He was a true liberal, with great compassion for humanity.

Jason is survived by his wife Kathryn (Littlejohn) Thompson; his son Sean and his wife Amy of Wellesley, MA; his daughter Katelyn and her husband Nicholas Lynch of Auburn; and two grandchildren Tess and Jase Thompson. He was looking forward to meeting his new grandson Camden Lynch. Jason also leaves his brother Kevin Thompson of Wilbraham; his sister Ilona Thompson of Detroit, MI; and his aunt Lynne Wesolowski of Lenox.

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Funeral services celebrating Jasons life will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:30 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall Street, Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in the Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth at St. John the Baptist Church, Hubbard St, Ludlow, MA. Right of Committal will follow at St. Michaels Cemetery in Springfield.

St. Michael’s Cemetery
1601 State Street
Springfield, MA 1109

St. John the Baptist
181 Hubbard St
Ludlow, MA


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Born: September 8, 1947
Died: April 20, 2014

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Elaine Hodgman posted on 4/22/14

I'm very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.


Dennis Syriac posted on 4/22/14

To the family of Jason Thompson my deepest and heartfelt sympathy at the passing of a school friend of my from St John the Baptist School.I still remember the days of summer when we played baseball and football at whitney park. Till we meet again may you rest in peace my friend.Sincerely Dennis Syriac


Barbara DeGray posted on 4/22/14

you will be truly misse by everyone who knew you.Your kindness will never be forgotten.YOU and your family will not be forgotten in my prayers. God bLESS


Anonymous posted on 4/26/14