- Thomas 'Tom' Hiram Newman, Jr., died at the age of 90 on April 1st, 2017, in Ellsworth, ME. He was born in Manset, Maine, on June 4, 1926, the son of Thomas Hiram Newman and Margarite (Bradbury) Newman.
Thomas Newman, Jr. was predeceased by brother Keith Newman, sister Mercy Elizabeth (Betty) Nielson, granddaughter Michelle Newman, wife Connie Newman (to whom he was married for 66 years), and son Jeffrey Newman. He is survived by his sister Vivian Gonzalez of AZ, his son Thomas Michael Newman and wife, Diana of ME, his son David Newman and wife, Vicki of ME, his daughter Susan Cecere and husband Michael of VA, his daughter-in-law Kim Newman of SC, thirteen grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Tom graduated from Pemetic High School and served two tours of duty in the U.S. Army, including one in "Patten's Army" during WW2. He ran Acadia Express Trucking Company for 30 plus years. Tom valued his family's long-standing roots in MDI calling his homeland "God's Country." He loved to share a good song, a joke, or story to lighten the hearts of others. He enjoyed gardening, attending sports events, and cruising down to Seawall. Tom quietly and devotedly served his community with good humor, reliability, and generosity.
Special thanks to many who went "above and beyond" to assist Tom including family members, caregiver Micaela Ward, legion buddies, Brendon and Laura's Café, close neighbors, and Hospice.
A celebration of Tom's life will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Southwest Harbor. Interment will be held at a later date at Mount Height Cemetery in Southwest Harbor. Donations in Tom's name can be sent to American Legion Post 69, Box 1022, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679.
Published on  April 5, 2017