Christopher Scott Thomson, age 34, beloved father, son, brother, and friend passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 3 from a ruptured ulcer. Affectionately known as “Bub” to his family and “CThom” to his friends and former teammates, Christopher would have told you the only name he cared to be called was “Dad”. His daughter, Lyla, who survives him, was the joy of his life and the center of his world.
Born to Scott and Patricia “Patti” (Compton) on July 7, 1988, Christopher joined his older sister, Lynsey and went on to have what can only be described as an all-American childhood. Always followed closely by the family golden retriever, he spent his time playing sports, hanging out with neighborhood kids, and celebrating birthdays and holidays with cousins. Some of his fondest memories include fishing with his maternal grandfather, Cliff Compton, who predeceased him in 2014.
An excellent student and even more talented multi-sport athlete, Christopher’s high school years were filled with various sporting events & accomplishments, but his passion was baseball, something he continued in college at Uconn Avery Point& Eastern Connecticut State University. While his official baseball career may have ended a few years ago, the friendships he made along the way did not. Thankfully as Christopher got older, he knew the key to connection was a good round of golf & a drink or two. Outside of Lyla, his happiest days were ones spent on the fairway with friends old and new.
To his core, Christopher was a family man. A devoted son, loyal brother, spectacular Dad. His friends were also his family, his steady presence in both good times and bad will be sorely missed. He had a laugh that took up space- unmistakable and unforgettable. He hugged you like he meant it. He loved so deeply and so truly with his entire heart. There were so many more stories to be told, drinks to be shared, and games to be played. We are comforted knowing Christopher was welcomed on his next journey by his PopPop and his dog, Jax, ready to fish, with his Aunt Donna (Chilleri) and Nana (Mary Thomson) just around the corner. His paternal grandfather, Donald Thomson, also predeceased him.
Christopher is survived by his beautiful daughter, Lyla Thomson, his parents Scott and Patti, and his sister Lynsey and her fiancé Collin Hager. His nephew, Jack Thomson Pieniadz, also survives him, along with his nieces, Kiersten and Alicia Hager. Also left to celebrate his life but grieve his absence is his maternal grandmother, Maureen Compton, as well as his many aunts, uncles, and cousins: Gary, Sue, Chelsea and Alyssa Brochu, Steve, Gwen, Tyler and Matthew Compton, Susan, Kevin, Steven, and Karen Loiler, Tod, Matthew, Timothy, and Kyle Chilleri, and Bruce, Pat, Brian and Jenifer Thomson. Numerous friends, including Sharon Lent, are also left to cherish their memories.
Please join family and friends for a celebration of Christopher’s life on Friday, November 11, 2022 beginning at 11:00am at St. Ann Melkite Catholic Church, 41 Cross Rd., Waterford, followed by a gathering at Par 4 Restaurant at Shennecosset Golf Course, 93 Plant St., Groton. Until we meet again, Christopher, rest easy. We will miss you always and love you forever.