Long Time Watertown Building Inspector Passes Away

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Watertown Building Inspector Ken Thompson passed away on April 2, 2018. He had worked for the Town’s Planning Department for nearly 14 years. 

Thompson always had a quick wit, remembered Steve Magoon, the Assistant Town Manager and Director of the Department of Economic Development and Planning.

“He was someone who was big in stature and had a real big presence, independent of his size,” Magoon said. “He always had a quick wit and joke to offer for everyone which would lighten the mood when things got intense.”

Thompson, 72, of Lynnfield, would have worked for the Town for 14 years in June, Magoon said, and he was not only the local building inspector but also the building commissioner. In the later role Thompson was responsible for inspecting the many developments in town, and signed off on certificates of occupancy.

Magoon said that when Thompson first became ill, his family said that he was looking forward to coming back to work as soon as possible.

According to the obituary on Legacy.com, visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., in Wakefield, on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the Newton Junction Baptist Church, 18 West Main St., Newton, NH, on Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The North Shore Cancer Center and The Massachusetts General Hospital, 102 Endicott St., Danvers MA 01923.

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