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Thomas A. Schofield

September 9, 2021

Thomas A. Schofield, 79, of Clayton passed away Thursday morning, September 9, 2021, at Hospice of Jefferson County.

Tom was born in St. Albans, VT October 14, 1941, son of Roger and Thelma (Thomas) Schofield. He graduated from Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans and attended Temple University. On June 14, 1961 he entered the US Army and was honorably discharged from active duty on June 12, 1964.

On July 2, 1967 Tom married Suzanne M. Gregoire in St. Albans with Rev. Howard Stimanel officiating.

Tom retired December 11, 2001 from A. N. Deringer, Inc., St. Albans as its customs house broker manager, serving the company for 37 years. The couple then moved to Clayton. He was a member of the Clayton United Methodist Church, Clayton Council of Churches, Clayton Lions Club, and was active with the Clayton Food Pantry.

Along with his wife, Suzanne, Tom is survived by four children, Lynn S. Gaffney and husband Steven J., Clayton, Kimberly M. Schofield, Mooresville, IN, Dean J. Schofield and wife Dawn, Theresa, and Kelly A. Schnauber, Clayton; twelve grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Richard Schofield, Concord, NC and Roger M. Schofield, Palm Harbor, FL; two sisters, Sharon Cobb, Georgia, VT and Crystal Lucas, St. Albans, VT; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Beisdes his parents Tom was predeceased by son Timothy J. Schofield in August 2021.

Calling hours will be held at Clayton United Methodist Church on Wednesday, September 15, from 10 - 11 AM with the funeral service at 11 AM. Burial will follow in Clayton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Tom's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#40 Terry Tessier 2021-10-03 10:32
To have cared for this man during his time at Hospice was not only an honor and privilege, but a joy. Such a kind, caring man. My sympathies to the family .. praying that happy memories bring comfort now and forever.
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#39 Nancy lessard 2021-09-27 16:53
Our deepest sympathy for his family from Jackman me. Enjoyed working with Tom
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#38 Bob & Pam Perkins 2021-09-23 10:07
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
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#37 Mac McFeeters 2021-09-16 11:29
Raylene and I extend our deepest sympathies to the family.
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#36 Nancy A Bundt 2021-09-16 11:22
It was a pleasure working with Tom at A N Deringer. He was pleasant, caring, and made you feel special. When he retired, I was disappointed to see him leave. He made a difference in the lives of many. My deepest sympathy to his wife and family. RIP, Tom.
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#35 Timothy Badour 2021-09-16 09:50
Sorry to hear about Tom. I clearly recall him as our Cub Scout leader and showing us how maple syrup is made from pure sap in his kitchen…just one of those things that stuck with me all these years.
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#34 John &Carol DeForest 2021-09-15 22:03
Our condolences to the Schofield family. Tom was a joy to know and a shining example of Christ's love. May God give you peace and comfort in your time of sorrow.
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#33 Pat Maxon 2021-09-14 23:02
RIP in Tom..my thoughts and Prayers go out to the family of Tom, I was blessed by being part of this family once upon a time and glad to have known Tom, he is running a marathon up there in heaven..God Bless ya! Glad I knew you. Rest Easy!
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#32 Pat and Pete Ledoux 2021-09-14 20:37
To the Scofield family, we have such great memories of Tom. He had a positive attitude, friendly demeanor, kind words and a smile. We will miss him!
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#31 Billie Lawrence 2021-09-14 19:24
So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My sincere sympathies to your whole family.
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