CARIBOU - Thomas Raymond Gagnon, 62, died unexpectedly May 3, 2014 at Caribou. He was born in Van Buren. December 20, 1951, the son of Ludger and Eleanor (Potter) Gagnon.
He was a graduate of Limestone High School where he was very active in the FFA. He then joined the US Navy, where he received his electrician training and the Great Lakes training center. Mr. Gagnon served with the US Navy for a number of years and was serving in Iceland where he aided with the large scale evacuation of civilians following the 1973 volcanic eruption there. Thomas was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish. He also enjoyed planting and tending to all types of trees and plants around his home. Thomas was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
He was predeceased by his father, Ludger. Surviving in addition to his mother, Eleanor of Caribou are two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Marie Gagnon of Caribou, and Wayne and J'Dene Gagnon of Bentonville, Arkansas; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Verlin Reynolds of Deham Springs, LA., Marlene, Marlene and Kenneth Whitherell of Claremont, N.C., Linda Gagnon of Caribou, Sharon and Marvin Bickmore of Prattville, Alabama, and Jean and Richard Nadeau of Connor; many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou, 6-8 p.m. Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 from the Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com