• Birmingham Funeral Home
    Old Town, ME
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Thomas Edward Thornton Jr. 1949 - 2011
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Monday, November 14, 2011
I did not know Tom as long as many others but feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know him while working on the 100th anniversary "Wing Ding" for the Boy Scouts! Tommy was a true Maine classic. My sympathies to your family at this time.
Friday, November 11, 2011
I am the daughter of Vern and Karen Cunningham
I am truly and deeply sorry for your loss. Some of my favorite childhood memories are snow mobiling and ice fishing at camp with Tommy, you, and kids. I will always cherish these memories forever. Even though I live far away, my thoughts are with you and your family. Stay strong and hang in there.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
It seems like yesterday that Tommy was opening holes in opposing defensive lines while playing guard on the OTHS football team.
RIP my man- you are gone but not forgotten.
Randy
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Tom's Family, we met while serving on the SBA Advisory board. We were the subcommittee that annually chose the Small Business winners from Maine to National.It was serious business and Tom took to the challenge like a fish to water. He respected these emerging businesses, remembering his humble beginnings, he praised the honorees with good wishes and energized them. He always had the same word of advise "be happy in your life." I feel Tom was happy. I miss his smile and laughter. May you all be comforted in the knowledge that Tom was loved by many.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
To Tom's family, I extend my deepest sympathy. I remember him as a terrific guy, talking with him at the truck dealership about fishing and his outboard motors. He loaned me his pickup to go for a Dysarts breakfast many times while my truck was repaired.. One time I took his pickup to a town near Ellsworth to pick up my new cocker spaniel puppy, Maggie. Over the years, Mag and I stopped to see the girls and Tom. They loved her and Tom would pick her up and hug her. Of course many treats were enjoyed. My prayers are with all of you-God bless you John Miller Chapman, Maine
Monday, October 17, 2011
Dearest Brenda and Family,
Words cannot describe the deep sadness we at Freightliner of Maine, feel for the loss of such a wonderful husband, father, son, friend, boss and so much more. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you in this time of sorrow. Tom was a wonderful person!
We the people at Freightliner lost not only a great President, but also a great leader and an inspiration to each and everyone of us. Tom's passing will leave a void in all our lives and in the hearts of all that knew him, both from a personal and professional standpoint.
People always say that the mark of a man is what he leaves behind, but we had the great privilege to see Tom's mark through every interaction we had with him. He lived his life with a mighty and powerful spirit and took every opportunity to show his respect to others. The love he had for his family, friends and community came though in every word he spoke.
Even in death, we all share a great admiration for Tom and he will always remain very alive in our memories. Tom Thornton, a great man that will be missed!
May he rest in eternal peace.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Brenda and family,
It was an honor to meet Tom and your family. The manner in which he lived his life is an inspiration to many. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Peter, Chris, and Family,
We are so very sorry for the loss you have had with Tom passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. Love,
Sunday, October 16, 2011
To Brenda and family. So sorry on hearing of Tommy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Tom will be greatly missed. We will miss his personality, generousity, words of wisdom and sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Brenda and family, I didn't get a chance to speak with you after the funeral. I spoke to one of your sons. God Bless you and comfort you through this most painfull time and be with you always. There are no words I can say to make things better but you will long be in my thoughts and prayers.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Brenda and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. We are so far away (Florida) but our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time. Dave and Linda Parady, Summerfield, Florida.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
If the wealth of a man can be measured in friends, then Tom was rich.
So sorry Brenda for your loss.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
To the Thornton Family - We were deeply saddened to read of Tom's passing - much too soon! Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. His lost will be felt by many and the impact he has had on others will live on. We were blessed to meet Tom when he came to the Millinocket area after purchasing Nugent camp. We enjoyed our visits when he stopped to do his shopping on his way to camp. Our hearts are breaking for all of you and for the community to which he contributed so much. Cherish your memories of special times spent together and share them with others because he will live on in your hearts and the hearts of all whose life he touched. Our deepest smypathy to all. Alan & Linda Pangburn (Pangburn Family IGA in Millinocket, Maine)
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Brenda,

Although we didn't know Tommy very well, that didn't stop us from forming an instant kinship. We had the pleasure of his and your company, at many Rotary and civic functions.

Tom was very generous to us in that he invited us to use and enjoy his camp on "Brandy Pond". We camped there on many occasions with our grandchildren, Isabel and Jack, and we really did enjoy it.

Tom was a man of many facets and we're sorry for not having gotten to know more of them. Tom was one of those folks who make you a better person just for having known them.

His passing was an expected occurrence but a shocking tragedy at the same time.

Marianne and I wish you, your family and all who knew him our heartfelt sorrow at his passing....hopefully he is in a better place and is at peace!

with our most sincere condolences,
Peter and Marianne Pierfederici
Saturday, October 15, 2011
We are both so saddened by Tommy's death. Toby and Melanie, our thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your family. Much love, Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Brenda
Saturday, October 15, 2011
What a beautiful service on Friday to honor Tom. A man of dignity with a positive attitude on life. He represented the best in Christian living. Always available to help others. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Our condolences to all the family.
George and Alexandra Wildey
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Dear Thorton Family, Tom was always so gracious to me as a friend on Cold Stream Pond. I loved seeing his refurbished water crafts going down the lake and seeing him fish for salmon every evening. He will be missed by us at Cold Stream Pond.

Ski & Suzie Winter
Jemison, Alabama
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I only met Tom last year, however he was the kind of person that if he had it and you needed it, it was yours to use. Many times he loaned us things in the North Woods. He will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Tom's family. His visits to the Senator Motel will also be missed. Rob Kishbaugh (Wapwallopen, PA)
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Brenda, Gloria and family.Our hearts are filled with sadness. We pray you find strength and comfort each day in the love of family and the warm embrace of friends.... Our deepest sympathies
Friday, October 14, 2011
For the short time I knew Tom you know you was in the presence of greatness,There is no other way to describe him. My wife who also just passed ,I think said it best.She told me goodness radiated from Tom.I will miss him.My thoughts and prayers go out to Toms family.
Paul Bernier
Friday, October 14, 2011
To Brenda, Nicole, Derek, Toby and Lee, On my way home today, I thought that the best thing that I can do to honor Tom is to try to live up to his ideals every day. He truly did make every person he met feel special and I will miss not being called Nola Jean again. Bill and I send our love to you all.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Tom Thornton's passing is a hard blow to all of us who knew and loved him during his wonderful life. Special condolences to Brenda and to all of Tom's family at this sad time.

Tommy was my friend from those first-grade days at St. Joseph's School, through OTHS and for all the years since. The warmth of his personality made everyone who met him feel better about life.

Our high school class of 1968 was blessed to have Tom as our President. He was not only the face of our group, but also its heart and soul. His always-youthful sparkle and wit at our many Class reunions brought us all together again as we had been in those high school days.

The Penobscot Times article on Tom's life and passing was beautifully done, and paid well-earned tribute to an uncommon man who in so many ways was a shining light in the Old Town/Mifford area and far beyond. Throughout his life..Tom's business accomplishments were a lasting example of hard work, creative ideas, boldness and above all, the right path to serve a community and use his talents in a caring way. He was above all a success at life.

Our lives and community have been greatly enriched by the presence of Tom Thornton for these 61 years. May the knowledge of all the good he did and the people he touched be a source of comfort for Tom's family and so many friends. He's looking down on us now with his smile that lit up so many days.

We'll miss him, but we'll always celebrate his life and memory..

John R. Martin
Class of 1968
Friday, October 14, 2011
Brenda, Nicole, Tobby, Lee so sorry to hear about Tom, we was good friends thru the years. Roger Gifford
Friday, October 14, 2011
We are so sorry to hear of your loss of such a great man. The Thornton Family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please take care.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Tom was a wonderful man and will be missed greatly by us all. We are blessed and honored to be a part of his Freightliner family. Thanks Tom for all that you have done for us. We are better people for having known you and your family.
Tim & Ellen Warren
Friday, October 14, 2011
Gloria, Brenda and Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. Such a wonderful man and family. He will be remembered forever.
Randy and Jill Rand
Friday, October 14, 2011
We're thinking of you and your family, Nicole. I never had the pleasure of meeting your dad, but I often hear he was a wonderful man.
God Bless,
Billy Connors and family
Friday, October 14, 2011
I remember at Tom's age of seven and mine of eight sleeping out in a camp at his home on sunset drive, of attending school together, of many Friday night snowmobile rides, several snowmobiling trips at his Brandy camp, trips to Canada to the snowmobile races, a strong loyal business relationship and hours of discussion over our joint interest in the history of the 39 Tannery all of which I will never forget. Nancy and I send our deepest condolences.
Friday, October 14, 2011
I remember him from when he was my bus driver on spring bridge road in greenbush! He was always their for everyone and will be missed by all! Best wishs for his family thru these hard times!
Bob Curtis
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Our thaughts are with the family of Tom, He was a great boss who always knew your name had a kind smile, cheerfull hello and a word of wisdom. He will be greatly missed. Thanks Tom for the advice you have given me to make me a better person. God Bless you on your new journey.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
To all the Thornton family but those I know best Gloria, Brenda and Ann, know our thoughts and warm hugs are sent your way since we are unable to attend in person. You were a neighbor who always waved, a high school friend, And a former boss who is always there when others went through what you are now. I'm so sorry I am unable to give you a warm heart felt embrace at your time of great sorrow. Fondest memories, Karen Girouard/Cuarisma/Sponaugle along with Alice White.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
A fine gentleman I was proud to have known and worked for; much love to his family.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
With heartfelt condolences to the entire Thornton family. I had the privilege to visit with Tommy just a few weeks ago with Tim Beaulieu and Ronnie Treat. We talked of poitics, current events, and the north Maine woods he loved so much. As we were leaving he told us that he would be waiting on the big porch for us. For all who knew Tom this is no surprise. It makes perfect sense for him to get there ahead of us so he can coordinate the bunking assingments for the rest of us. Tom you touched the lives of countless people. You will be deeply missed.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
HE WAS OUR TRUE FRIEND AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET HIM.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I'm going to miss Tom, he was always very cheerful person to be around with a smile for everyone. He was a great and understanding boss. He will be missed, he and his family will be in my prayers.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Your friends @ Husson Dining will sadly miss you.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the family. We will forever remember his kindness and smiling face. Although too soon, God picked a perfect angel to watch over the rest of us.
Love, Alice Harrington & Dick Bond
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Our thoughts are with you and your family, my niece Joanne Ellis has been keeping us updated so we know that Tom was busy with his museum and friends up until the end. Leigh and Samol Cowing (Spring Hill, FL)
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Gloria, Brenda and Family, I was so sorry to read of the loss of such a great human being. Tommy was one in a million. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Marlene Pond Scholl
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Thornton family has our sincerest sympathies with the untimely loss of Tom. We are so glad he had time to enjoy Nugent's Camps and Chamberlain Lake and we know that part of his spirit will sit on Miller Camp porch enjoying those sunsets for eternity. We did not know Tom well but we are sure he faced his fate with grace, humility and courage, trying to make it easier especially for his family, but also his friends, Freightliner and Nugent's Camps as well.

Keep each other close and never let go.

John and Regina (Reggie)
Formerly Nugent's, now McNally's Camps
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Our huge family was truly blessed to have Tommy. He was not only a pillar of the community but a pillar of the Lavoie, St. Pierre family. Notre cher cousine you will always live in our hearts.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Thinking of you all, he truly was a great man, you all know this so very well. He was a true family man with the biggest smile for all. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
thought's and prayer's go out to the whole Thornton family..Melainaie,Toby and Justin so sorry for your loss you are all in my thought's and prayer's..i've heard many great thing's about Tommy Thornton but never got the privilage to meet him...god bless all his family...
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Brenda and Family, My sincere condolences to you and all those who loved Tom. He will live in our hearts forever.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Brenda, my sincere condolences to you and your family. I not only lost a Business Colleague, but a great Friend.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
So very sorry for your loss. May peace and love be with you and your family during this time of sadness.
Sincerely,
~Roger & Donna Guerrette~
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Toby and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. It's hard to let a good man go. Just remember he is in your heart, your memories and will always be looking over you.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
It brings great sorrow to learn of Tom's passing. Our hearts go out to Brenda and family. RIP Prez.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
To Gloria, Brenda, Toby, Lee & Nicky.
We pray that you all find comfort in the fact that Tom is in a better place, at peace & we will all be together someday. He lives on through you, your children & grandchildren. We share in your grief as we loved Tom very much as we love all of you.

Tim & Rosemarie Caldwell
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I will miss you Tom. Thanks for putting me onto the 20" Brook Trout I will never forget catching them or the smile on your face after they were caught. You have a great family and my thoughts and prayers go out to them. Patrick McGowan
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
My sincere condolences to the Thornton family. Tommy was a great guy who was taken too soon. "When I Die-Give what's left of me away to children and old men that want to die. And if you need to cry, cry for your brother walking the street beside you. And when you need me, put your arms around anyone and give them what you need to give me. Look for me in the people I've known or loved. Love doesn't die, people do. So when all that's left of me is love, give me away. I'll see you at home."
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
To the Thornton family, We are sorry for your loss. The way Tom lived his life is an inspiration to all of us. I'm proud to be a part of Freightliner of Maine.
With Prayers, Fred & Debbie Donahue
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Dear Aunt Gloria, Brenda and family,
One only hopes in this life that we could aspire to leave a legacy that would have left one little corner of this world a better place, but Tom left even more, and in those corners he changed one will miss most his presence in them. Tom you were always so kind to me, and the clients. Thank You for touching our lives.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
To the whole Thornton family. Please know that we are so sorry. You have been in our thoughts and prayers since the beginning. Tommy was such a special man and will be missed so much by so many. He is now your angel who will watch over you.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Dear Gloria and Family,
It is with a sadden heart that we learned of the passing of Tommy. We will always have fond memory of him working at the pines and good deeds he has done. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Love, Fran & Don Parady and Jackie Crowley
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
To the entire Thornton family,,,,to a family i have envied as a whole,strong and loving family ...My thoughts and Prayers are with u at this time,,,,,and special thoughts to Gloria who has gave her all for her family, u are the most amazing women i have ever meet. Ann Lucas
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Brenda and Family,
We are both so sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. He was a very special person and will be missed by so many. Our sympathy goes out to all of you at this time of sorrow, but his memory will live on in so many different ways.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
words can't say what a loss we have not haveing tommy in our lives. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during there time of sorrow. I'll miss seeing tom at camp and on the Telos Road in passing but always stopping to see how the fishing is or how the bird hunting went or juist to say hi.I guess Ill miss my friend.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Brenda and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I will always remember Tom as having a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
To Brenda & Family

Wendy & I would like to pass on our sympathies to you and your family.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tom was a wonderful person he will be missed.

Mark Arterton
Meritor
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Brenda and family,

The loss of Tommy brings a deep sadness to all those who knew him. May your memories of him help you through this difficult time.

In sincere sympathy,
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
My sincere sympathy in the loss of your great husband & father. Your former neighbor and friend, Harriet P. Goodwin, No,
Conway, NH
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tom's family at this time of sorrow.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Gloria, Brenda, & Family, what a shock to hear of Tommy's death, he was so young.....you will all be in my prayers......Sue Sibley Jodoin
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brenda and family,

Ginny and I are so sorry and saddened to hear about Tommy. Our memories of our times in Old Town included so many experiences with Tommy and you. Whether the Old Town Orono YMCA or the Rotary brought us together, times shared were filled with fun. Please know that our thoughts are with you all.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Dear Gloria
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Dear Gloria,Brenda and Family, My sincere sympathy, our family has lost a very special person. God Bless You All. Dianne Doucette Leonard
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brenda and family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Tommy was a great man who was an inspiration to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to Tommys family, he was a great person and will be missed. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Gloria and family .I'm sorry to hear of Toms passing .I only knew him as a little boy .
Sympathy
Louise (Ramsey ) White Salem NH
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brenda and Family,
We were so sorry to hear about Tom's passing, he was a great guy. I am sure he will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Michael & Sheila( Porter) Ranks
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
To Tom's many loved ones, my family and I want to send our love and prayers to you all. Tom was very special to our family and we will not forget him. God bless you all and keep you in His care. Gladys and Family
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brenda, Nicole, Toby, Lee and family, we are so sorry and saddened by your loss. It's hard to understand sometimes why people are taken away from us. We hope you may find some comfort in knowing each of you were a very special part of his accomplished and well-lived life. On the days that your heart feels empty, allow it to fill with the many, many happy memories you have and this may help you find your smile again. When the Lord does call our loved one home, he leaves us this gift in exchange. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Our sincere condolences to the entire Thornton family. Tommy was such a special person and will be missed by so many. Keep him in your hearts and he will never be far away. Love, Wayne & Beverly
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
RIP Tommy, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Tommy Thornton Jr. God Bless and keep you all well and nourious you in your time of greef. The Brown Family of Old Town, Maine. and Tyler Texas.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
To the family of Tom Thornton ,my family and i are so sorry for your loss ,as a longtime employee of toms i was always struck by his downhome sincerity .Even when speaking at a large gathering of us guys in the shop i always felt as though he was speaking directly to me .with the upmost concern and honesty . I will truly miss his visits to the shop . It was an honor to know and work for him - Phil,mary MacDonald and family
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brenda & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brenda, Nicole, Toby, Lee and family, we are so saddened by your loss. I will remember Tommy most for his accomplishments as a great family man. He has set the bar high for what every man truly wants to be...a good husband, a good father and a good role model for all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
our love and prayers are with you
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brenda and family,
Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with all of you. Heaven certainly has gained another angel to watch over us.
Tim Chenier and Cindy Phillips
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tom's family. He was a kind and generous man and we will miss him greatly. May God's peace be yours until you see him again.
Randy and Melissa Crooker
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I have many fond memories of Tommy from my childhood - whether it be from driving my school bus or seeing him at the Pines restaurant while his mom cooked. I was very sad to hear about his death and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I only met Thomas last year at my niece's wedding to his son Lee. He was such a warm and gentle man. I am sure he will be sadly missed. My heart and thoughts go out to the entire family.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
My thoughts and Prayers are with the Thornton Family, He was a great Boss and Freind,
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
My condolences to Tom's family. Ray Magee,VCC Irving Energy
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brenda, Nicole, Toby, Lee, Gloria, and families, we are so very sorry. Milford has lost a great man. Everyone will miss him very much. He always made us feel good about ourselves with a joke or story or just a smile. And the doughnuts at the snowmobile club were delicious! He was a real gentleman. Our very deepest condolences to you all.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Toby and Lee and all of your family.........my most sincere condolences to you all and my most heartfelt sympathies. I am so sorry for your loss......
Cyndy Libby
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Gloria, Brenda, Peter, Chris, Michael and Ann, I was so sorry to hear of Tommy's illness and passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May all of the wonderful memories you have of Tommy help to ease your sorrow. He was loved by so many.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Tom treated all of us here at Freightliner of Maine like brothers and sisters, not employees. He was always there for anyone who needed him. A finer man you will not find anywhere. We are truly going to miss him. Remember the good times. Our sincere condolences to all the Thornton family

Art and Eleanor Archer
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We only had the pleasure of meeting Tom once but it was a lasting memory. He was in the kitchen at Nugent's Camps on Chamberlain Lake and he made us feel like we had know him for many years. Our mutual love for Chamberlain Lake and Nugent's Camps will be a fond rememberance of Tom. Please except our thoughts & prayers. Bob & Linda Lawrence (Clinton, ME)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
"Mike & Ann" & Brenda and all of the Thornton family, I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may your happy memories of Tommy give you some peace.
Vicki (Hesseltine) Blais, Holden, Me
Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Dear Brenda and family-My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be greatly missed!!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
So sorry for your loss. Tom was a very special and sincere person whom will be sadly missed. Prayers to his family.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Dear Brenda, Toby, Lee and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Kind, thoughtful, energetic and sincere are all acurate descriptions of Tom. The North Maine Woods has lost a true friend. I will send a note to you all soon.

With heartfelt condolences,
Igor and Karen Sikorsky
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
tommy was not only a great boss, he was also a truly generous man. it didn't matter how long or short a time you knew him, he always felt like an old friend. our family will always have fond memories of a great man. brian & debbie mower and family
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brenda and family Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Cherish the many memories that you have.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
To the Thornton Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies to you all.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Mike and Ann, so very sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you and your entire family. May the many wonderful memories you have of Tom give you something to hold on to and eventually give you peace.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
To the dear family of Tom Thornton. I would like to sincerely thank you and Tom for his unprecedented support of me and the employees at Carlen Transport and Carlen Service Center during a very difficult time that eventually ended in the closing of both 23 year old companies. Tom and Freightliner of Maine were there for me in so many many ways during these very trying times. Tom made a special trip from his home on a rainy weekend to meet with me and support me. Tom was just a wonderful and thoughtful person. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wonderful family. You are doing a "great job Brenda".
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
To the family of Tom, I did have the privilege of meeting Tom on a few occasions saying hi from an ajacent table at Burrs store or a friendly wave and had a few conversations with him at the museum in the park in Old Town... The one thing that sticks out in my mind was, you were'nt talking to a stranger .. you were talking to a new friend...I found him genuinely interesed In the topic at hand like he really cared., because he did. From what I've been told... that was Tom...I wish i could have known him better. Rest in peace Tom... the world has lost a true gift and Old Town will not be the same.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. He was a wonderful man. He shouldn't have had to die so young. I hope the happy memories you have will help to ease the pain in the days, weeks, months and years to come. My prayers are with you.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Very sorry for your loss, he was a great man, and will be remembered fondly. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Thornton family and friends.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brenda, Gloria and all of the Thornton family. Tom was a gentle man with a big heart. He had a wonderful sense of humor, always ready to tell a story. He will be missed by all who knew him. We know he will be watching down on you from heaven. Words cannot express how much he was loved and respected. We wish all of you a hope that the pain of loss will lessen. Our condolences go out to your family.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brenda and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jessie
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Our deepest sympathies to the entire Thornton family. We are so sad for all of you and your loss. Tommy was such a kind man and will be greatly missed.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Toms family and friends. Tom was such a great guy, he will be sadly missed by many! My deepest condolences go out to you all!
Diane,
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
In September 1964 I met Tommy Thornton, our Freshman year in High School. That year a group of Freshman came together and produced a play that we preformed for the public. "Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn" became the glue that would bind the lives of these people forever. There have been MANY days when I have thought about my fellow class mate and cast member. Tommy not only got to know you, he would get to know your family, and he would always offer himself to help others. "Pay It Forward", defines Tommy Thornton. I loved my friend and have often during my life remembered the things he would say and do. Tommy encouraged me to test my limits, reach for the stars and hang on for the ride.....But I don't have to tell anyone who knew Tommy all of this.....They already know this. Tommy affected MANY and they have all been enriched by their contact with Tommy. The citizens of Maine have suffered a great loss. Rest in Peace my HI Y Brother, your work here is done. You will be missed. John Trask OTHS 1968 (Bradley, Me - New Smyrna Beach, FL)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We send our deepest condolences to the Thornton family. Tom was a one of a kind person and anyone that had the opportunity to shake his hand in greeting knew they were blessed and that an instant friendship had developed. We pray that the memories Tom left his family with will sustain them through this most grevious time in their lives. Tom was very much loved and appreciated by many. He will not be forgotten. God Bless you all.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Please accept our sincere condolences from his friends at the Maine Rural Development Authority -- John Cleveland Executive Director
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We're so sad at the passing of this great man. Tom and I are childhood friends--Gloria and my mother, Ellen Gifford, are lifelong friends. Tom & I talked often in past years about retirement--sadly, it only ended up being mine. We're in Florida and will not be in Maine this week to pay our respects--please accept our condolences. JACK & LU GIFFORD
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Gloria, Brenda and families,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Take comfort in knowing Tommy is without pain and is at peace.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brenda, Gloria, Nicole, Toby and Lee, We are so saddened by such a loss for you and everyone who had the privilege of knowing Tommy. He was such a wonderful person, someone who made you feel good just to see that smile. Please know that we are holding you all in our prayers daily.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Gloria, Brenda and family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. God Bless.
Paul and Wendy Boucher
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brenda and family and Gloria,
I am so sorry for your loss. Tom will most certainly be missed by all who knew him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Ruth Vaughan
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go the entire family of Thomas Thorton. He was more than a friend to everyone he met. He worked tireiessly to make things better for all. From the sportsman to the people in need and many others. I will always have a special memory of us.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
My sincere condolences to Brenda, Gloria, and the entire Thornton family on the loss of Tommy. They don't come any better than Tommy, and he exemplified the qualities the Thornton family is known and loved for - humor, honor, love for one other, friendship, kindness, and generosity.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Thornton Family
So sorry to hear about your loss of such a great man. We extend our deepest condolences to the Thornton Family. May his soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life.
May his memory be blessed forever.
The Singers
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
You are in our thoughts today and everyday. Our prays go out to you and all the family.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Tommy's giving nature will always be remembered. On the day that The Chaisson Field was rededicated to my father, Thomas Chaisson, Tommy gave his copy of the photo of the Wildcats to my mother saying that she should have it because Dad put so much effort into makiang the field a reality. Even though we never stayed in touch, Tommy will always be remembered fondly by our family. Hazel Chaisson Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Auger (Sherry Chaisson)
May God Bless him and look after his family
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
thoughts and prayers are with all the thorton family..grace and peace,,god bless
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Gloria, Brenda and family all my thoughts, prayers, and love go out to you. Tommy was a wonderful person who always took the time to speak to all. He will be truly missed and always remember my many. Hopefully all the great memories will, in some small way, help you through this very difficult time.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. Tom will always stay in our hearts and thoughts. Tom was a caring and wonderful person that helped me and mine during our time of need. Kassie and I will never forget him and all he did for Gary.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and warm wishes for strength are extended to all of Tommy's family at this difficult time. Love you, BEENA!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Let his many memories and stories keep him in our hearts always.A gentle man and a gentleman ,he so touched so many .A man that gave so much for so long.A true blessing.Resting now and watching over his family and those he thought so much off.he will be truly missed by so many .Jim and Virginia King
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Brenda, Gloria, Michael & Ann, and family: I was so saddened to hear of Tommy's illness and passing. May God's love and care be with you all.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this time of sorrow..He will be missed by the community and family...He was a warm and friendly person..Edward & Barbara Myers
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
to the family of Tom we are so sorry for your loss, Tom was a very fine young man who was taken away to soon, he will be missed by many . Tom always had a great smile to all he met. may God be with the family knowing that he's at peace now. RIP TOM

Hilda and Frank Geroux
Milford,
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Tom will be greatly missed by all who knew him. I was honored to work on numerous Rotary Service projects with him. Cheryl & I express our condolences to Tom's friends and family. Bruce & Cheryl Brockway
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
TOM,
A wonderful friend, employer, fishing and hunting companion. Unlike myself Tom was an expert with tiny little canoes. You will be truly missed my friend, never forgotten.
Our thoughts and prayers to his wonderful wife Brenda,Nicole,Toby and Lee.

Jerry and Valerie Clapp
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Tommys' family in this time of sorrow. He was a wonderful, caring man and will be missed by so many.
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