Thomas A. Bourque
formerly of Wilmington, MA; 65
SANFORD, MAINE -- Thomas A. Bourque, 65, of Sanford, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Tom was born in Somerville, Massachusetts on February 3, 1948 to Rene and Mary (Tait) Bourque. He grew up in Wilmington, Massachusetts where he attended local schools, graduating from Wilmington High School in 1967. After finishing high school Tom enlisted in the U.S. Army for four years, proudly serving his country in Vietnam. In 1967 he married Judith F. Schena. Together they would share 44 years of Marriage and raise three children. After completing his enlistment in the U.S. Army, Tom went to Wilmington Pump. In 1986, he and his family relocated to Maine. He continued to work for Wilmington Pump, commuting back and forth until 1988 when he opened his own business, Southern Maine Pump Supply which he owned and operated until his death.
Tom was a very hard working man. He was very generous and took pride in providing for his family. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and maintained other various interests throughout his life. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Thomas was predeceased by his son, Thomas M. Bourque, by his parents and by three siblings, Walter McKillop, James McKillop and Eleanor Ingaharro.
Surviving are his wife, Judith Bourque of Sanford; two children, Darlene Fenderson and her husband Bryan of East Baldwin and David T. Bourque of Shapleigh; eight grandchildren, Thomas M. Bourque, Jr. of Shapleigh, Chelsey Bourque of Orlando, FL, John S. Washington, III of Windham, Heather Howgate of East Baldwin, Ethan Fenderson of East Baldwin, Emily Fenderson of East Baldwin, Katelyn Bourque of Waterboro and Nathan Bourque of Shapleigh; one great-grandchild, Colby Soto of East Baldwin and one brother, Stanley McKillop and his wife Jean of Danville, NH.
BOURQUE -- At Thomas's request there will be no formal funeral services.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the
, 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, Maine 04074.
Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.
To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.blackfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Lowell Sun on May 14, 2013