FALMOUTH – Thomas W. Kelly, 72, passed away Jan. 20, 2014, at Maine Medical Center. Tom was born Jan. 12, 1942, in Millinocket, the son of Lawrence and Catherine Kelly.
He attended Stearns High School and Husson College and served as a Husson Trustee for many years. Tom began working for Great Northern Paper Company in 1968, and progressed rapidly, becoming Controller in 1978. After the acquisition of Great Northern Nekoosa by Georgia Pacific Corp in 1990, Tom worked as a Special Consultant for them and later for Bowater Inc.
Tom was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Norman, Lawrence, William, and Paul. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda; son, Michael of Yarmouth; daughter, Jill and son-in-law, Adam Fanucci, of Portland; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Tom had a deep and profound love of the beautiful woods and waters of Northern Maine. His favorite spot was the camp he built over 40 years ago on Norway Island on Millinocket Lake. He and his family enjoyed many wonderful summer and fall days on this spectacular island overlooking Mt. Katahdin.
Tom had the quiet, extraordinary competence of a true Maine woodsman. He embraced all four seasons and enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, and snowmobiling with men he had known for over 40 years. He treasured these lifelong friendships.
Tom Kelly was a wonderful husband, father and friend. All who knew him realize we have lost a loving, kind, and generous man.
Our family wishes to thank the compassionate caregivers at SCU 2 at MMC.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Road, Falmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to www.athuchins.com.