SANBORNTON — Thomas Howard Ochs, 70, of Sanbornton, passed away at Mountain Ridge Nursing Home on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 with his loving wife by his side due to injuries sustained in an accident.
Born in Boston, MA, on September 22, 1943, he was the son of Howard and Marion (MacKinnon) Ochs. Thomas was raised in Quincy, MA attending local schools. He furthered his education by earning an Associate's Degree from the Wentworth Institute of Electrical Engineering, in Boston and also attended Northeastern University.
A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Thomas loved snowmobiling and playing volleyball. He was also a talented gymnast. He had a successful forty plus year career with Grass Instrument Co., working at both the Braintree and Rockland, MA plants. He was a resident of Weymouth, MA for thirty one years, raising his family there before retiring with his wife to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Thomas spent many summers growing on Bear Island, Lake Winnipesaukee.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Lillian R. (Chiano) Ochs, of Sanbornton; daughter, Julie Dempsey and husband Ryan, of Norfolk, MA; grandsons, Zachary and Nathan Holmes, both of Norfolk, MA; sister, Janet Ochs, of Quincy, MA; sister-in-law, Maria Martell, of Bourne, MA.
Donations may be made in his memory to the: Brain Injury Association of America
P.O. Box 7416, Merrifield, VA 22116-7416 (www.biausa.org)
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 6 p.m. through 8 p.m. at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave, Milton, MA. A memorial service will be held at Dolan Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Margaret Clapp will officiate. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Thomas's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com