Mary Louise Thompson died peacefully at the Northwest Medical Center in St. Albans, Vermont, on April 10, 2018, after a long decline. She was 68.
Mary was born in Portland, Maine, March 30, 1950, to George Robert Thompson and Ruth Blake Thompson.
At an early age, she moved with her family to Montpelier, Vermont, and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1968. She went on to graduate from Middlebury College with a BA degree and from Penn State with an MBA.
She was a prolific artist specializing in printmaking, studying under Middlebury artist David Bumbeck. One of her prints was selected for display in US embassies worldwide. Following her MBA, she moved to Pittsburgh where she worked for Jones & Laughlin Steel, rising to the title of Acting Director of Marketing. She then returned to Montpelier where she worked for National Life Insurance, then to Middlebury and Breadloaf Construction Co, and then to Swanton where she worked for a customs broker at the US-Canada border. She moved to her final home in Highgate Springs and continued her work until failing health forced her to early retirement.
Although she had many friends, Mary was a very private person and valued her solitude.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Robert. She is survived by her brothers William and his wife, Francoise, and James and his wife, Sandra, as well as several cousins, nephews and nieces; and her beloved dog, Zena.