LEWISTON — Thomas Hunter Sr., 91, of Schooner Estates, Auburn, formerly of 94 Beach Road, Monmouth, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Russell Park Manor, with his family at his side.

He was born in Cumberland, R.I., July 15, 1920, a son of the late Matthew and Emily (Cotrell) Hunter. He graduated from Pittsfield High School in New Hampshire, Class of 1938, and moved to Maine in 1939. Tom married the love of his life, the former Dorothy Marie Hoffmann, Oct. 15, 1945.

Tom proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant. He worked for Edward’s Mill in Augusta and the Continental Mill in Lewiston as a supervisor of the Weave Room. He later went on to work for Bates College as assistant superintendent of buildings and grounds, he retired in 1982.

Tom was a former member of the First Congregational Church of Hallowell, Federated Church in Lewiston, now the Calvary Methodist Church and The High Street Congregational Church in Auburn. He was most recently a member of the United Church of Monmouth, serving as a trustee for several years.

Tom was also a member of the Congregational Society of the United Church of Monmouth, the Ashlar Lodge 105. In September 1987, at Boston, he was coroneted a member of the Supreme Council of Sovereign Grand Inspector General 33rd; degree of The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the USA, the Kora Temple, Horizon 55 and the Lions Club in Monmouth,

Tom enjoyed music especially playing his trumpet. He was an original member of the Hallowell Community Band.

He leaves his wife of 66 years, Dorothy; a daughter, Constance Ayotte and her husband, Frank; two sons, Thomas Hunter Jr., and his soul mate, Glenys Michaud and William Hunter and his wife, Carmen; six grandchildren, Christopher Ayotte, Jennifer Hunter, Thomas Hunter III, Audrey McAnony, Jessica Hunter-House and Kevin Hunter; five great-grandchildren, Peter, Anna, Kayden, Emily and Ethan; a brother, Matthew Hunter Jr. and his wife, Elsie; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a sister, Ellen; and two brothers, Ralph and David.

Family and friends are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Thomas’ life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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