Thomas John-Dostie-Obituary

Spc. Thomas John Dostie

Somerville, Maine


Somerville, Maine


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Thomas J. Dostie had a need for speed, whether it was making jumps from a beaver dam in his boat or tearing down streets in a souped-up car. One time Dostie came "ripping down the road about 100 miles per hour," recalled Ron Cyr, a family friend and unofficial uncle to the young man. Cyr stepped into the road to make him stop. "Hi, Uncle Ronnie," Thomas said. "I was just testing it out." "You just couldn't get mad at him," Cyr said. Dostie, 20, of Somerville, Maine, died Dec. 21 during a suicide attack on a dining facility in Mosul. He was based in Portland. Dostie graduated high school in 2002 and was a volunteer firefighter. Cyr recalled Dostie's big grin and easygoing manner, handy as the Dostie family raised 43 foster children _ with Tommy playing the role of peacekeeper. He loved outdoor sports such as fishing, water-skiing and snowmobiling. "And, he liked raising a little Cain," said family spokesman John Houllahan. Appropriately enough, the day before shipping out to Iraq, Dostie was ticketed for speeding. He is survived by his parents, Michael and Peggy.

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In memory of Thomas John Dostie.

To the family and friends of Spc. Thomas John Dostie:
Please accept my remembrance of Thomas on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.

Think of you Tom

To the family and friends of Spc. Thomas John Dostie:
Remembering Thomas on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"

In Memory of Thomas ~ (Debra Estep)

Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about...

To the family of Spc. Thomas John Dostie:
Thomas gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"

There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the...

Paying tribute to Spc. Thomas John Dostie, on the 2nd anniversary of the day, he gave his life for our Country, with a Multitude of Thanks, for his Courage, Dedication and Service to our Country and for Freedom.
Rest In Peace Thomas, in God's Hands and may God's Loving Peace and Comfort continue to be with the Dostie family.
Those who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice, So Many and So Young, shall Never Be Forgotten, my brother among them. KIA-Vietnam 1967.

"I will...