MARLBOROUGH – Raiful Tompkins Jr. passed away at his home in Marlborough, Massachusetts at the age of 68.
Raiful was born in Birmingham, Alabama on October 4th, 1949, and spent his youth in both Georgia and New York.
Raiful was a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School, Colgate University, and Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He was a licensed M.D and practiced in both New York and Massachusetts. In addition to his medical work, he received a National Research Award Fellowship in Experimental Hematology at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Raiful met his wife Margaret C. Dunn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester Massachusetts. They were married for 35 years and had one son, Gabriel Dunn Tompkins.
Raiful attended the Greater Grace Christian Fellowship in Marlborough Massachusetts. He enjoyed computer programming, science fiction, and the continued study of physiology and biochemistry. He had two cats who he cared for daily.
Raiful is predeceased by his parents, Raiful Tompkins Sr. and Valencia (Hall) Tompkins, as well as his brother Michael Price Tompkins. In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by four sisters, Vernice Soricelli and Ron, Lynda Wright, Vicki Tompkins, Doreen Holland and Chandler, his brother Jasen Tompkins and Ira, his aunt Bobbie Rashad, his uncles John Hall Jr, Larry Hall, and Samuel Hall, and his stepmother Lucille Tompkins.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, September 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Collins Funeral Home in Marlborough Massachusetts.
A service will proceed afterwards.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Teen Group of Greater Grace Christian Fellowship, 187 Pleasant Street in Marlborough.