Thomas William Hawxwell

Sep 14, 1943 - Oct 16, 2017

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Standish - Thomas William Hawxwell, age 74, passed away at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth on Oct. 16, 2017.
He was born in Portland on Sept. 14, 1943, a son of the late William and Clara (Berry) Hawxwell.
After graduating from Gorham High School, Thomas went on to proudly serve the country in the United States Air Force.
He worked throughout his working years at SD Warren, working as a pipefitter, welder, and other mechanic positions. He also taught welding at SD Warren.
Thomas will always be remembered for his love of family, camping, snowmobiling, boating, hunting, attending tractor pulls, country music dancing with his wife, and motorcycling.
He was a member of the American Welding Society.
Thomas is predeceased by his sister - Barbara Davis; and a nephew - Jesse Riggs.
He is survived by his beloved wife - Audrey (Bickford) Hawxwell; children - Dori Flynn and her husband Scott of Raymond, Daniel Hawxwell and his wife Christina of Standish, and Susan FitzGerald and her husband Norman of Limerick; brother - James Hawxwell of FL; half-brother - Philip Welch of FL; grandchildren - Caitlyn, Garrett and Malayna Hawxwell and Steven, Abigail, Micah and Ceara FitzGerald; mother and father-in-law - Vernon and Laverne Bickford of Hancock; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be on Thursday Oct. 19 from 10 - 11 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service with USAF Honors at the Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel, 498 Long Plains Road (Rt.22) in Buxton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Red Cross, 2401 Congress St., Portland, Maine 04102.
Published on  October 17, 2017
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