EATON - Thomas J. Stoddard, Sr., 79, died October 8, 2014, at a Bangor hospital. He was born November 29, 1934, in Eaton, the son of Roy and Cora (Anderson) Stoddard.
Tommy enjoyed having coffee with his friends at the Millyard in Danforth. He also enjoyed going to dances in Sherman and at the KC Hall in Lincoln with his brother, Gene, Roy Lee and Warren. He will be dearly missed by his family, especially his little sidekick, Sarah.
He is survived by three children, Thomas Stoddard, Jr. and his wife, Colleen, Judith Gilman and her husband, Buddy and Peter Stoddard and his wife, June; five grandchildren, Thomas Stoddard, III and his wife, Holly, Marie Porter and her husband, Corey, Melinda Stoddard, Joshua Gilman and his wife, Kendra and Elizabeth Gilman; one brother, Eugene Stoddard; thirteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Stoddard; a great-grandson, Dylan Porter; eight brothers and one sister.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 18, at Danforth Pentecostal Church, with the Rev. Robert Root officiating. Interment will be in Eaton Cemetery. A gathering will be held at Robert McKinnon Memorial Building after the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Susan G Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 602, Brewer, ME 04412-0602. Those who wish may sign an online guest register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.