SFD & Community honor Lisa Thompson

Above: A website has been setup to collect donations in support of Lisa Thompson’s family. (image cropped from GoFundMe)

As I posted last week, the Southborough Fire Department is mourning the unexpected death of one of its members.

Although Lisa Thompson’s obituary pointed mourners to contribute to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a GoFundMe was set up to help her husband, Mark Thompson, care for their two sons. Close to $50,000 has been raised. You can read more about that and contribute here.

Her funeral service took place on Friday. That evening, the SFD posted the following statement:

Today we celebrated the life of our Sister Firefighter Lisa Thompson (badge #78). Although a solemn day, we were grateful for the opportunity to send Lisa off in such a beautiful way and honor her family through fire service ceremonial traditions. In her short time with the department, she left her mark. She was a dedicated firefighter/EMT and relished in learning all she could about her chosen profession. More importantly, she was a loving wife, mother, daughter, friend and so many other things to countless people outside of our station. Lisa, we will miss you greatly and will always watch over your family. Rest easy. All out 5-5-5.

Thank you to the Medway Fire Department and Millis Police Department for your support during this past week and the respectful services last night & today.

Thank you to the Ashland Fire Department, Ashland Professional Firefighters Local 1893, Hopkinton FF Local 3772, Marlborough Fire Department, Marlborough Firefighters Local 1714 and Westborough Fire Department for providing coverage to our community while our members attended Lisa’s wake and funeral services.

Thank you to the Southborough Police Department members and the many former and retired Southborough firefighters who turned out to offer support, as well as all the other agencies who turned out to pay their respects to Lisa and her family.

We would also like to express our sincere appreciation for the Southborough community’s kindness and outpouring of support this past week, as well as the numerous others who have expressed their condolences.

The Facebook post includes photos credited to Wicked Local that you can see here.

Wicked Local’s coverage of Thompson’s funeral included the following words from her father:

Moulton described his daughter as loyal, fiercely protective and sometimes stubborn — but for the right reasons.

“She was loving and caring of everyone around her — perhaps to a fault, as sometimes she forgot to take care of herself while helping others,” he said. “But by all means, do not interfere, or challenge, or especially endanger those around her she loved if you valued your well-being. She would protect them like a lioness.”

You can read more here.

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