Flora I. (Grassi) Thomas, 93, Worked at Hudson Machine and Merrimack Industrial Finishes

Flora I. (Grassi) Thomas, 93, of Haverhill and formerly of Bradford, passed away with her husband by her side Sunday, June 3, at her residence.

She was born in Haverhill, Jan. 18, 1925, daughter of the late Generoso and Onorina (Moro) Grassi. Thomas was educated in the Haverhill school system and graduated from Haverhill High School with the class of 1943. She furthered her education and earned degrees from Northern Essex Community College and MacIntosh Business School. She also studied Pharmacy Science at the School of Pharmacy, Andover.

She was employed as an office worker at Hudson Machine and Merrimack Industrial Finishes, from where she retired in 1990.
Shw was a member of the Haverhill Women’s Club and volunteered at the Merrimack Valley Hospital and Haverhill Public Library. She was a former member of the Garden Club.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Maldina Kelly, Gilda Grassi, Vincent and Sebastian Grassi. She is survived by her loving husband, Salem Thomas of Haverhill, a son, John M. and his wife Jamie Thomas of Bradford, three grandchildren, Michael Thomas, Meredith Thomas and Jason and his wife Gretchen Thomas, a great grandson, Jadon Thomas, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Her visitation and funeral was Wednesday, June 6, at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St. Burial was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.