In Loving Memory of Allen Ralph Thomas
(1949 – 2017)
On Friday June 16, 2017, Allen Ralph Thomas died peacefully in the presence of close friends and family. Survived by his wife Jill; son Brian; daughter Elizabeth; son Sean; daughter Olivia; granddaughter Addison; grandson Benjamin; and brother Edmond.
Born February 18, 1949 in Norwood, MA, Allen graduated from Providence College with a degree in accountancy in 1971, embarking on incredible career in the hospitality and sports and entertainment industries that spanned five decades, leaving an indelible mark on so many lives along the way. Arguably the world’s most devoted Boston sports fan, Allen will forever be remembered for the passion he carried for his beloved Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics, a legacy that witnessed so many great memories with close friends and family over the years. Allen’s profound passion for Boston sports may only be surpassed by his love for the Rolling Stones – “You’ve got the sun, you’ve got the moon, and you’ve got the Rolling Stones – Keith Richards.” Most importantly, Allen sacrificed so much for his family – we are forever grateful to you Dad!
Please join us as we celebrate the life and countless memories of an amazing son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor, a loving and courageous man who accomplished so much over 68 incredible years but left us far too soon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital Orange County – Oncology. (http://bit.ly/AllenThomasCHOCDonation)