- Annella Thomas, 82, wife of the late Frederick A. Thomas, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 14, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at Caribou. She was born in Perham, July 1, 1934, the daughter of the late Elvin and Mary (Harris) Tupper.
Annella graduated from Caribou High School in 1951. She married Frederick A. Thomas, July 30, 1953. Throughout the years, Annella was a member of the Jaycee Janes, the Caribou Hoofers Square Dance Club, the NPGA Ladies Scholarship Committee and the reunion committee for the Class of 1951. Annella worked for the family business, Northeastern Supply Co./Northeast Propane, as the bookkeeper from 1965 until her retirement in 2015, at the age of 80.
Mrs. Thomas was predeceased by her husband, Fred; her brother, George Tupper; her son-in-law, Jim Henderson; and her brothers-in-law, Richard Thomas and David Thomas. She is survived by her children, Frederick Thomas Jr. and his wife, Beverly, Karen Henderson, Evelyn (Lynn) Dow and her husband, Dwayne, George Thomas and his wife, Regina, and Elvin Thomas and his wife, Tammy; her brother, Wallace Tupper and his wife, Linda; her sister, Alice Crawford; and her sisters-in-law, Norma Akerson, Harriet Jackson, Janice Thomas, Mariel Thomas and Beverly Hightower and her husband, David. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou, noon Saturday, September 17, 2016, until time of services, which will be held at 2 p.m. from the funeral home with the Rev. George McLaughlin, officiating. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery will follow the funeral. A reception will be held at the home of Fred and Beverly Thomas, 2 School Street, Washburn, Maine. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mrs. Thomas may do so through the National Propane Gas Association Scholarship Fund, for the Fred Thomas Memorial, c/o Northeastern Supply Co., P.O. Box 446, Caribou, ME 04736.