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Tom was a 1965 graduate of Livermore Falls High School and attended Mid Maine College in Auburn. On October 23, 1971, in Livermore Falls, Tom married his wife of 45 years, Doreen "Dolly" Holt of Livermore. They made their home and raised their children in Livermore. In his teen years, Tom worked at the Somerville Bakery in Massachusetts, and loved baking which many enjoyed. He later worked for over 20 years for International Paper at the Otis Mill on #10 machine and at the Androscoggin Mill in converting on # 4 & 5 in shipping. He also worked as a tax assessor for Patten Appraisals in Portland.
Tom became town manager of Greene, Dixfield, Tremont, Steuben, and most recently for the town of Carmel until suffering a stroke. He especially loved being a town manager and having the opportunity of interacting with the townspeople. Tom was a very accomplished man, having served as Fire Chief, selectman, and constable for the Town of Livermore, and was Past President and one of the founding fathers for the Community Emergency Service "C.E.S." Ambulance. Tom also enjoyed doing "One Write Plus" training for computers. He was a member of the Lions Club and Masons. Tom loved going on fishing trips to Labrador and Newfoundland, snowmobiling, flying planes, and photography, but he especially loved time spent with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Dolly Richmond of Bass Harbor, his son, Scott Richmond of Livermore; his daughter, Nancy Richmond of Miami, Florida, his sister, Ann Richmond of Portland, sister-in-law, Donna Richmond of Turner, brother-in-law, Clarence Bryant of Livermore, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Floyd Richmond and sister, Jeanne (Richmond) Bryant. Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, May 25th at the North Livermore Baptist Church, 619 Federal Road, Livermore, Maine. Visiting hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Interment will be at Waters Hill Cemetery, Waters Hill, Livermore, Maine. A memorial service will be held in Carmel at a later date. If desired contributions may be made to: Finley Funeral Home, Fire Department Fund, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine 04254. Members of the Livermore Fire Department will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday.
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