Daniel F. Thomas

October 7, 1954 - December 11, 2011
Daniel F. Thomas


Daniel Thomas 57, of Wilmington passed away Sunday December 11, 2011 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

He was born in Anderson County, TX on October 7, 1954. His parents were Joseph Melvin Thomas and Ollie Jewel Fitzgerald Thomas.
Dan was a veteran of the US Navy serving for 20 years retiring with the rank of OS1. After his naval retirement he worked as a manager of Dunkin Donuts with his wife and children.

Surviving are his wife Jo-Ann Thomas; children, Cynthia Boulay and husband Matthew, Christina Ruiz and fiancé Marc Cooperstein, Janel Thomas; one grandson, Christian Boulay. His brothers; Jim and wife Nancy; Ray and wife Debra; sister Kay, sister-in-law Lisa; brothers-in law Michael and wife Tracy, Joseph and wife Eve, mother-in-law, Mary Lou; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral mass will be 1 pm Saturday, December 17, 2011 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 1013 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC 28405. His urn will be placed in Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery at a date to be determined. A memorial will be held in Old Bridge, New Jersey on Thursday December 22nd.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Dan’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington,NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • December 14, 2011
    Emily Cromwell says:
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Dan's family. He was such a nice, gentle man who was a pleasure to work with.

  • December 14, 2011
    Pat & Bill Boulay says:
    Our heartfelt sympathies are with you Joann, Cynthia and Christina. Dan was a warm and loving husband, father and grandfather. He is in the arms of the angels now.

  • December 14, 2011
    Shawn & Kelly Smith says:
    To our dear friends, We send our deepest sympathy and all our love to you during this very difficult time. Dan always had a story to tell the kids and a special way to make them feel good about themselves. We always had a great time when we saw him and will miss him as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • December 14, 2011
    CJ Cherrette says:
    All My Love & Prayers Go Out To Joann & Her Loving Family,I Am With You In Spirit & Always In My Heart ! Calling All " ANGELS" Surround Joann & Her Family & Keep Them By Her Side Always... Love You Sweetie, Stay Strong Sending Love, xoxoxoxo

  • December 15, 2011
    janel thomas says:
    will always love and miss my father