Thomas Francis Rushmore


Orrington - Thomas Francis Rushmore, Sr., 62, of Orrington, Maine, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019. He was born on January 21, 1957, in Saranac Lake, NY, son of the late Francis Marion Rushmore and Bertha Agnes Rushmore. He married his best friend, Charlene Clair, on December 3, 1977.
Tom was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, was a published outdoor writer and former member of the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department. More than anything, Tom enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Charlene Rushmore of Orrington; three sons, William T. Rushmore and his wife, Heather of Eddington; Thomas F. Rushmore, Jr., and his wife, Crystal of Center Barnstead, NH; and James M. Rushmore and his wife, Jessica of Franklin; five grandchildren, Samantha, Becky, TJ, Dylan and Aiden; two sisters, Nancy Antworth and her husband, Evan of Brewer and Beth Jordan of Bucksport; also many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Rebecca Rushmore.
A gathering of friends and family will be held on Thursday, June 13th from 4-8 pm at the Penobscot County Conservation Club, located at 570 N Main St., Brewer, ME.
Published on June 8, 2019
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42 posts

Jul 01, 2019
Charlene, I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. Hugs to you and your family.
Carla Damon
Jun 19, 2019
Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with him when I was animal control for orrington. He will be missed
Sue Parker Kirlin
Jun 14, 2019
Very sad to hear of Tom's passing. We went to school together from Capri Street School up through high school graduation. We got in trouble for talking in study hall senior year - neither of us got in trouble often so I still remember that! Tom was a genuine nice guy and will be remembered by many people. Sending sympathy to his family and hopes that your many happy memories will be comforting.
mike allen of orrington
Jun 13, 2019
tom and i loved talking hunting and fishing instead of mill stuff. my heart is broke for his family's loss
Ginny and Gary LaClaire
Jun 11, 2019
Dear Charlene, Nancy ,Beth We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We have memories of him in the earlier days. I knew him when he was in hi s teen years. May God be your comfort and strength during this time.
Glenn Baker
Jun 10, 2019
So sorry to here of Tom’s passing. I worked w him for many years at the mill. Will miss our talks about fly fishing and trapping! What a great outdoorsman!
Amy Albert
Jun 10, 2019
Charlene, So sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and thoughts are with you and your family.
Sandee Barber
Jun 10, 2019
Charlene and family, I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Keep your memories close and he'll always be with you. He will be greatly missed. Hugs.
Shirley Campbell Grover,
Jun 10, 2019
Dear Nancy, Evan and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Tom was clearly a special person and you are sure to have treasured memories of times shared. Please be comforted knowing others are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers.
Leigh Rogers
Jun 10, 2019
My deepest heartfelt condolences to Tom's family and friends. He was great to work with and will never be forgotten.
Jun 10, 2019
Charlene and family, So sorry to hear of your loss My thoughts and prayers are with you
Debi Blank
Jun 09, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Charlene and the entire family.
Denise (D.C.) Maillet Birkel
Jun 09, 2019
Nancy, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your brother. My heart goes out to you and your family. May the love of God, family and friends pull you through this terrible time. God bless you always, Love, Denise
Michele & George Skillin
Jun 09, 2019
So saddened to hear of Tom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Charlene and your family. May your memories comfort you.
Ruby Rushmore Everett
Jun 09, 2019
Sending love and prayers to all the family. We enjoyed our times with him, Charlene and the rest of the family when we were traveling on the East coast. God be with all of you.
David Cameron
Jun 09, 2019
Sorry Charlene and family for your loss.
Terri L Johnson
Jun 08, 2019
The community has lost one of its very best and many of us have lost a wonderful friend. Tom will be long remembered for all the good works he did. My deepest sympathy is with you and your family at this very sad and difficult time.
Donnalene Robicheau
Jun 08, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and Thoughts are with you. Donnalene
Terry & Rick Curtis, Orrington
Jun 08, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Tom was a caring and giving man. Our thoughts go to Charlene and family. Known Tom since high school and worked at Bucksport mill with him. He will be missed by many.
Margaret McDonald Joyal
Jun 08, 2019
Nancy, Evan and family, truly sorry for your loss, condolences and prayers to everyone.
Charles Gilmore
Jun 08, 2019
Sorry about Tom's passing. . Work with him at Bucksport Paper Mill
Brandi Harriman
Jun 08, 2019
I just heard about his passing. He was a really nice person that will be missed by many. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Marcie Oechslie
Jun 08, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss! I have the best memories of the days on Broadlawn Dr. ❤
Barry Harriman and family
Jun 08, 2019
WE are all Sorry for your loss god bless you all.What a nice guy.
J & J Burnett
Jun 08, 2019
We are thinking of all of you. So sorry to read this today. Tom was a really good man & will be missed by many people.