Joseph Michael Thompson, 49, known and loved as Mickey, of Sunset Ave in North Berwick passed away April 21, 2022 in Dover, NH after a recent cancer diagnosis.
Mickey was born in Meriden, CT, August 13, 1972, the son of Bonnie J. Leslie and Earl Thompson. He grew up in North Berwick and was the grandson of Frank (Duney) and Barbara Leslie. Mickey was a 1990 graduate of Noble High School where he made life-long friends and participated in many sports activities. He earned his Associates degree in 1992 from Cazenovia College before moving to California in 1995 to work in the Entertainment business. Mickey was a first-class entertainer, so it comes as no surprise that he would find his career at 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers and most recently, NBC Universal. Mickey loved his career but missed his family and home, returning back to his roots in 2018, to care for his mom; the center of his world.
He was a huge music and movie buff with thousands of movies in his collection. Mickey loved all New England sports, especially the New England Patriots, screaming at the screen during any game that was on.
Mickey’s smile and laugh was infectious and his quick wit and humor was the center of all gatherings. He lit up the room the moment he walked through the door. Mickey was louder than life with the personality to match. He never allowed any adversities to overcome him. Mickey was also humble and never realized just how many lives he touched from Maine to California. He is what we call a “true” friend. He always made time for his “mates”. He was a phone call away and his door was open for anyone who wanted to watch a game, a good movie, share a good laugh, a hug, a big shoulder to lean on or a joke and a warm Jack. Mickey was always there.
His light and life can never be replaced but will be sorely missed and remembered by so many folks in his life, especially those in his inner circle.
Mickey has traveled beyond the sunset to see his mom, Bonnie Leslie who passed away in August of 2021 and his grandparents who were there for him throughout his entire life. He leaves a warmth in the hearts of all those who knew and loved him, even those who were lucky enough to have just met him. “Rest easy, Mate”.
A time of visitation will be held Friday, April 29, 2022 from 1pm to 2:30pm at the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street, North Berwick, ME, immediately followed by a memorial service at 2:30. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery, North Berwick where he will be laid to rest with his loved ones.
A fund to help children who want to play sports but may not be able to afford it, is being set up in Mickey’s name. Donations may be mailed to: North Berwick Parks & Rec c/o Kaylyn Bell, P.O. Box 422, North Berwick, Maine 03906.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick, ME. Condolences, memories and pictures may be shared at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com
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North Berwick Parks & Rec
c/o Kaylyn Bell, P.O. Box 422, North Berwick ME 03906