Thomas W. O’Connor, age 54, died on December 12, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born in Augusta, Maine, on August 9, 1963, the son of John J. and Elizabeth (Devine) O’Connor. Tom attended Augusta schools and was a 1982 graduate of Cony High School. For many years Tom was employed at F. O’Connor Company, the family scrap iron and metals company in Augusta. He served with particular dedication as a full-time home health care aide for his late mother for the six years leading up to her passing in 2009. He used the skills and knowledge gained through that experience to become a state-certified Personal Support Specialist. For the past six years he was employed in that capacity by the Helping Hands Home Health Care Service. Tom enjoyed over 50 years of summers on Lake Cobbosseecontee at the family camp in Manchester. He is survived by his two brothers: John J. O’Connor, Jr., and wife Michelle of St. Michaels, MD, and Stephen J. O’Connor and wife Rachel of Vassalboro, ME; niece Carolyn O’Connor McNamara and husband Michael of Highland Mills, NY; nephews: David J. O’Connor and wife Jenna - together with their children Haley and Christian - of Augusta, ME and Robert J. O’Connor of Vassalboro, ME. Tom was the youngest of a score of O’Connor and Devine family cousins branching out over many decades from Augusta.
A Memorial Service and burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Manchester, ME in the spring.
Tom’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Country Manor in Coopers Mills and Beacon Hospice for the great care and kindness they provided Tom.
Donations in Tom’s memory may be made to Country Manor Nursing Home, 132 Main Street, Coopers Mills, ME 04341.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME.