SOUTH CHINA, MAINE
Milford Allen Thomas, age 85, died Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the home he and his wife, Carol, built in 1958, with his family by his side. He was born in Weeks Mills, ME on June 1, 1936, a son of the late William and Juanita (Pierce) Thomas.
He met Carol when she moved to Weeks Mills in 1947. They attended the one room school house for a short time until China School on Lakeview Drive was built. Carol and Milford continued their education at Erskine Academy, where he graduated in 1954.
On June 22, 1957, he married Carol Crane, who also graduated from Erskine.
For over 30 years, he worked at Marriner’s Paving, Inc. in Rockport and retired in 1993.
He was a member of Dirigo Lodge #104, AF & AM of Weeks Mills. He was a past member of Maine Good Roads Assoc. For several years, after his retirement, he served on the Road Committee and the Appeals Board for the Town of China. He always enjoyed helping when the town roads were paved each year. He was instrumental in restoring the one room school house in Weeks Mills.
Mr. Thomas was pre-deceased by his sister, Marilyn Gray.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carol C. (Crane) Thomas of South China; two daughters: Cheryl Foss and her husband Kenneth of Wales and Barbara Brann and her husband Dean of Whitefield; four grandchildren: Matthew Brann and his wife Kirsten, Meghan Brann, Andrew Foss and Benjamin Foss and his wife Kelsea; four great grandchildren: Aiden, Kiley and Wyatt Brann and Thomas Foss; two brothers: Barry Thomas and his wife Sandra of South China and Wayne Thomas and his wife Diane of Foley, AL as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
At his request, there will be no public visiting hours. A funeral service, with Masonic services, will be held on Tuesday, July 13th at 11 AM at Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd., Rt. 32, Windsor. Burial and committal prayers will follow in Chadwick Hill Cemetery, Rt. 32, China. A time to gather with family and friends will be held immediately following the burial at the Masonic Hall in Weeks Mills.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Dirigo Number 104, c/o Thomas Squires, 89 Greeley Rd., Windsor, ME, 04363.