Thomas H. (Tommy) Contois
September 2, 1950 - July 7, 2019
A Celebration of Tommy's life will be scheduled at a later date.
Thomas “Tommy” H. Contois passed away on July 7, 2019 in Scarborough, surrounded by family and friends after a long and courageous battle with a blood disorder. Tommy was born on September 2, 1950 in Sanford to Helen and Robert Contois. He grew up in Waterboro with his brother and two sisters and the town where he met the love of his life, Sharon Ramsdell. Tommy and Sharon married on May 9, 1970 and raised two daughters together.
Tommy attended Sanford High School and worked many years in local tanneries and eventually opened his own business, The Waterboro Trading Post before retiring and moving to Embden, Maine. He was an avid outdoorsman, car enthusiast and antique collector. For many years he would make the pilgrimage to a swap meet in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where he could share his passion and experiences with fellow collectors and made lifelong friendships.
One of Tommy’s nicknames was “MacGyver”; a man who had an extraordinary knack for unconventional problem solving and could fix any and everything, and eventually passed those skills along to his daughters (much to the delight of their husbands). He never hesitated to help a friend or neighbor in their time of need. He was also affectionately called “Uncle Tom” by nieces, nephews and family friends and was known to handout dollars bills with each encounter.
Tommy joins his beloved mother and father in heaven. He leaves behind his cherished wife Sharon; his two daughters – Traci Dowd and her husband Michael of Kennebunkport and Terri Domingo and her husband Michael of Virginia, along with his grandson Marcus Domingo and granddaughter Corrie Domingo. He is also survived by his brother Dean Farwell and his wife Marlene of Hollis, sisters, Donna Tebbetts and her life partner Denny Hutchison of Ohio and Sally Morin and her husband Gene of Wells. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, a long list of dear friends and his doggie, “little tiger”, Reba.
A celebration of Tommy’s life will be scheduled at a later date. If you would like to honor Tommy, please consider a donation to the American Red Cross at www.redcross.com.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.