We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Avalon Life Celebration Center and Cremation Services
WESTFIELD – Petee Hoang Thomson, 51, passed away at his home in Westfield, MA on Saturday, December 18, 2021.
Petee was born on June 24, 1970, in Saigon, Vietnam to Edwin W. Thomson and Nguyet (Hoang) Thomson.
Petee graduated with honors from West Springfield High School, Class of 1988. He later earned a B.S. in Computer & Information Science in 2011 from Excelsior College.
Petee held several positions in the Information Technology field including at CIBA in East Hartford, Western New England University, and at Whip City Fiber. He was often commended for his hard work, dedication, and love and support of his colleagues and clients.
Petee proudly served his country in the Massachusetts Air National Guard for 25 years. His last position there was as a manager for the 104th Fighter Wing Chaplain’s Office at Barnes AF from 2003-2014. He received several awards and recognitions throughout his years of service.
Petee had a passion for Real Estate and dedicated his time to studying and applying what he learned. He was an avid reader and debater. In his spare time, he enjoyed gaming with his sons. He was a follower of Jesus who was active for many years at First Baptist Church of West Springfield. He especially loved being a youth leader and working with teens.
Petee is predeceased by his father, Edwin W. Thomson, and brother, Peter Thomson.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years Julie E. (Van Doren) Thomson of Westfield, MA along with their 2 sons Paul Thomson and Daniel Thomson, his mother Nguyet Thomson, his sister Paula Thomson of New York, NY, his brother William Thomson and his wife Elise of Simsbury, CT, and his nephew Timothy Thomson, along with many other family members and friends.
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Family and friends are invited to gather for the viewing and visitation on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at Red Oak Church, 337 Piper Rd, West Springfield, MA 01089, followed by an 11:00 AM funeral service at the church. Burial with full military honors will be held at 1:00 PM at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St, Agawam, MA
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