Sean Thomas McPherson

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Sean Thomas McPherson

April 23, 1977 - November 10, 2018

Bangor - Sean Thomas McPherson had nine lives and used up 12. His obituary is tardy because his family really was hoping he might be able to squeeze out a "Hail Mary" and come up with a thirteenth life. Unfortunately, November 10, 2018, was his last day.
Sean was born on April 23, 1977, in Bangor, Maine, to Sue Thomas and James McPherson. He was the beloved baby of the family. He brought so much heart, love, and joy to his family.
Sean was so clever and a little bit wild. He was brave and fearless and always ready for the next adventure. Sean had such a big heart. He was loyal. He had such a fun sense of humor and brought such levity to many situations. He was just a good ol' boy. He was as strong as Bo, cool as Luke, and wise like Uncle Jesse. May he forever jump in a car the Dukes of Hazzard way.
Sean was a very active child. He loved running wild on Maple Street and at Beech Hill Pond. He was always so happy to be out of the house and hanging out with his neighbors. When he got in trouble - which was more often than not - he was known to escape punishment with his twinkling blueberry eyes and terrific smile. Sean's first love was spending summers at Camp at Beech Hill Pond. Swimming, boat riding, and making forts in the woods brought him so much joy, as did watching Bob Ross on rainy days (exclaiming, "Why did he put that tree there?!"). Sean loved his nana's chop suey and mashed potatoes. He loved to celebrate family get togethers with delicious Pat's Pizza or Coffee Pots. He loved to cook and talk recipes with his sister, Kate. Their chicken curry recipe is now a family heirloom.
Sean was a bartender by trade. He enjoyed working in Florida, Missouri, and Maine - especially Bar Harbor. He had the perfect charming personality for this occupation. He loathed the blender drinks, but was pretty good at making them. He was known to juggle bottles, blow fire, and have such a good time at work.
Sean is survived by a large family. He is sorely missed by his mother. They traveled quite a bit together and spent lots of time together just being. He also is missed by his remarkable 102-year-old grandfather, Philip Thomas, whom Sean spent the last few years taking care of. He was predeceased by his loving nana, Dorothy Thomas. Also missing Sean are his father; his sister, Michelle Lacy; her four children, Fletcher, Seth, Grace, and Faith; and a great nephew, Ocean. Sean and his sister, Kathryn Perrin, who is devastated by the loss, were extremely close. They shared a made-up language, a childhood bedroom, inside jokes, and numerous memories. Sean's brother-in-law, Christopher Perrin and Chris and Kate's three children, Henry, Charlotte, and Zoƫ, are tremendously missing him, too. All of Sean's nieces and nephews miss their best and favorite uncle. He was always willing to play, save water toys at camp, and go for a swim. He would always have money, a toy, or a treat to share with the kids. Sean also had seven wonderful uncles. He especially had a warm relationship with his uncles, Owen and John (Thomas) and Ralph and Henry (McPherson). Sean was loved by his cousins, Jennifer, Matt, Aaron, and Megan and will be fondly remembered for his phrase "dint hurt." He was the youngest grandchild and deeply cherished.
Sean had numerous friends from all his walks of life. He thought of most of them as his family. Sean was always willing to help a friend in need. Once a friend of Sean's, always a friend. He was the life of the party. He loved watching and talking about the Red Sox and Patriots and was known to know amazing facts about his favorite teams.
The absence of Sean's generous heart, beautiful soul, kindness, sense of humor, and wicked awesome laugh are felt deeply. His family and friends are heartbroken by his untimely death and still wish he had a thirteen life. He wasn't perfect, but he was ours. Sean will be loved and missed forever.
Published on December 1, 2018
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