We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at O'Brien Funeral Home
Tina M.Thompson, 55, lost her battle with cancer on Friday, July 29th, 2022.
Tina was born in New Britain, CT. She grew up in Bristol where she made her home with her beloved husband Bruce L. Thompson and her fur babies Sara and Toga. Beginning in high school Tina became Bruce’s whole world and remained so for over 40 years.
Tina had an unparalleled work ethic. She dedicated her career to retail, most recently opening and managing Five Below in Bristol, CT. Over the past 5 years, she rarely missed work despite battling ovarian cancer twice. She cared for and treated her employees with respect, and her managers were in awe of her ability to exceed expectations despite her illness.
To know Tina was to be inspired by her. Her overflowing zest for life was contagious and she approached her cancer with strength and courage. All of life’s activities were a grand adventure, even the mundane. She gave selflessly to all those she met, making them the center of her world.
Tina loved her family fiercely. She is predeceased by her parents Anthony and Theresa Pignatella Jr. with whom she is lovingly reunited. She will forever be her mother’s “Sunshine”.
Her 3 sisters were ever blessed to have her in their lives. She leaves behind Cynthia and Mike Savino, Cheryl and Paul Levandowski, and Deanna Descoteaux and fiancé Brian Hebert. Her love extended to her father in-law Robert L. Thompson Sr., who predeceased her, mother-in-law Jean Thompson, sisters-in-law Lynn Thompson, Kathy and Gary Brunet and brother-in-law Robert Thompson Jr. and Jill.
Treating them as her own, Tina was the greatest cheerleader for her nieces and nephews. She abundantly loved Samantha and Shawn Brooks, Michael Savino Jr., Jessica and Scott Oden, Joshua and Natalie Levandowski, Lincoln Descoteaux, Stephanie and Anthony Franz, and Stacy Brunet.
She was thrilled to be Great-Aunt to a growing family of great-nieces and nephews Ryder and Conner Oden, Emalynn Levandowski, and Olivia Franz.
Throughout her lifetime, Tina embraced all friends as family. Amongst others, she cared for friends Heather Hansen, Sandra Rodrigues and Kris Serena in a profound way. She will forever be remembered for putting others before herself.
Bruce and family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Jonathan Cosin and the Staff at Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute for all their care and compassion throughout Tina’s battle with cancer.
Given the chance, Tina would have valiantly fought her disease a third time if only to make more memories with her loved ones. While our hearts are heavy with her earthly absence, we are relieved that she can now rest easy, free of this world’s strife.
Those who knew Tina can take a little piece of her kindness and love with them. She will keep watch over all, with a front row seat to the parties she so loved, and shine an ever-glowing light upon us.
At the request of the family, private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity or an animal shelter of your choice.
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