James H. Thomson Sr., 78, of Dyke Farm Road, died Saturday, June 6, 2015, at his home. He was born in Clark Summit, Pennsylvania, on May 16, 1937, a son of John and Phoebe (Price) Thomson. He graduated from Meriden High School in Meriden, Connecticut, class of 1955, and went on to earn an Associates Degree from New York State Regents. He married Patricia Thornton on September 7, 1962, in Elkton, Maryland after which he lived happily ever after. James H. Thomson Sr. served the nation with distinction as a member of the United States Coast Guard in assignments around the world. He held several command positions culminating as the commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spar in South Portland, Maine where he retired on October 30, 1984 after 30 years of honorable service. Though he continued to work in retirement, Jims true passion was spending time with his family whom he loved dearly and giving back to the community as a active member of several community based organizations. He is predeceased by a brother, John Thomson. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Patricia; a daughter, Kelly A. Duquette and husband Roland of South Portland; two sons, John P. Thomson and wife Heidi of Searsport and James H. Thomson Jr. and wife Jennifer of Gloucester, Virginia; six grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Andrew, and Conner Thomson and Charlotte and Eddie James Duquette; two great granddaughters, Leanne Thomson and Mackenzie Dutcher; and a sister, Phoebe A. Sugarman and husband Donald of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Visiting hours will be 9:00 11:00 am Thursday, at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated following visiting hours at 11:30 am at Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland. Burial at sea will take place at a future date. To view Jims memorial page and express online condolences, please visit www.ctcrawford.com. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation to the Barbara Bush Childrens Hospital in Portland, Maine by visiting www.bbch.org .