D. Thomas Trigg

The MBL flag will be lowered in memory of D. Thomas Trigg, a former MBL Trustee and Corporation member, who died on January 8, 2011, at the age of 95.

See obituary below that appeared in The Wellesley Townsman:

D. Thomas Trigg, 44 year resident of Wellesley and prominent Boston businessman of the 1960s and 1970s, died Jan. 8, 2011, at the age of 95. Retired President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the former Shawmut Bank, NA, Shawmut Corp.and its subsidiaries, he had been with the bank 43 years when he retired in 1980. One thing he was known for in Wellesley was having five daughters. He and his late wife Marie Forbes Trigg came to Wellesley in 1948 with three grade-school daughters and one on the way. When a fifth girl came along they moved out of the small cape cod house with three bedrooms and one bath at the end of Tappan Rd;. their new home at one Audubon Rd. had 3 baths, a teen-aged girls paradise back then. Three of the Trigg girls married local boys they had known in high school or at St. Andrews fellowship group: David P. Friedley, Robert W. Puffer III and R. Stephen Barrett, Jr. In Wellesley, the Triggs belonged to the Lake Waban Swim Club, the Maugus Club, the Wellesley Country Club, the Wellesley Assemblies and Wellesley College Club. They also belonged to the Algonquin Club in Boston and The Country Club in Brookline. Professionally, Mr. Trigg was an Officer of the American Bankers Association, chairman of the Bank Credit Policies committee of the Assoc. of Reserve City Bankers, and on the Government Borrowing Advisory committee of the American Bankers Association, of which he was an officer. He also served on the Advisory committee of the American Institute of Banking and was a Director of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. However, he was particularly known for his many outside humanitarian interests including the Wellesley Housing Authority (when they built the housing across from St. Pauls). He was also a Founding Director.of the Massachusetts Educational Loan Authority, a Director of JOBS for Massachusetts, Inc., Corporator of the Museum of Science, Vice Pres. of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Overseer of the Boston Symphony Mr. Trigg was also a Director of Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, and of the Small Business Admin. He was proud to be a Treasurer and Trustee of Northeastern University. where he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities. Mr. Trigg was a 1979 recipient of the Jewish Humanitarian Award for his many achievements and his exemplary response to educational, cultural and humanitarian needs within the Boston community and his generous and able endeavors aimed at improving the quality of life for his fellow citizens. He was preceded in death in 1998 by his wife of 59 years, Marie Forbes Trigg, who had been his high school sweetheart where they were both born, in Eureka, KS. They attended Kansas University and he graduated from the then Babson Institute in 1937. In 1990 they moved to Fox Hill Village in Westwood in 1990. They also had a home in New Seabury on Cape Cod. He is survived by his five daughters; Carol Friedley (Sunriver, OR), Marie Puffer (Westwood), Margery Duncan (wife of Paul R. Duncan, Naples, FL and Mashpee), Gayle Hoshour (wife of Richard S. Hoshour, Orange Park, FL), and Ruth Barrett (Naples, FL, and Kennebunkport, ME), 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and two sisters-in law, Carol Forbes Olander of Wichita, KS and Helen Forbes Schade of Portland, ME. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 29, at St. Andrews Church, Wellesley, at Washington St. (Rte. 16) and Denton Rd., just west of Wellesley Square. The burial will be private. Donations may be made to Mass. General Hospitals Trigg Endowed Fund for Primary Care by sending it to the Office of Planned Giving –Suite 600, 165 Cambridge St., Boston, MA, 02114.

Published in The Wellesley Townsman from January 18 to January 25, 2011