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Ben Tomlin, 79, passes after a long illness

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Benjamin P. Tomlin, 79, of Hopkinton, passed away at his home after a long illness on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. He was the son of the late Eva (Paul) and George A. Tomlin. He was the beloved husband of 50 years to the late Frances Ann (McGrath) Tomlin.

Ben grew up in Hopkinton, MA. He was a graduate of Hopkinton High School in 1962 and enlisted in the US Army. He was stationed in Korea as a construction engineer. After his discharge from Korea, he moved to the U.S. Air Force base. Upon his return to the U.S., he continued to work as a civil engineer in the reserves. He retired as a chief after 32 years and then worked for Bose Corporation for 23 years. His hobbies included woodworking, fishing, gardening, and hunting.

Ben is survived by four siblings, Barbara Lombard, Paul Tomlin, Agnes Torento, and Margaret Hayes. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his son, Benjamin James “BJ” Tomlin, his brother Clement Tomlin, and his godson Brad Canty.

A private graveside service will be held with family. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, November 1st 4-8pm at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ben’s name may be made to Canty’s Underdog Scholarship Fund, 5 Cunningham St, Hopkinton, MA 01748. Arrangements are under the care of Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.


  1. Dear Peggy and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Peggy, you always spoke so fondly of your brother, Ben. He must have been one hell of a guy. Remember him, and smile.

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