LEWISTON — Thomas (Tom) Michael Hatgis, 81, died on Friday, Jan. 6, at d’Youville Pavilion, where he had lived since Dec. 4, 2008.

Tom was born on June 20, 1930, in Lewiston, the son of the late Michael and Irene (Milsoulis) Hagelalekas. The last name of Tom and his parents was changed for obvious reasons.

He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1949. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1952 until 1954. Upon coming home, he moved to 10 Shawmut St. with his mother, and remained in that same address after his mother died in 1968. His father was already deceased.

Tom went to work at Bates Mill upon being discharged from the Marines in 1954. He worked at Bates Mill for 30 years. He then worked at Hall & Night’s Wholesale Hardware store, and then worked at Goodwill Industries until he retired.

In 2007, Tom moved to Auburn Residential Care where he received good care.

In December 2008, he transferred to d’Youville Pavilion in 3 West where he received good care for more than 3 years.

He leaves behind many friends, and always patronized Sacre’s Gas Station and quick stop. He continued to do so when it changed to Dave’s Place. A special Thank you goes to 3 West at d’Youville Pavilion for the good care they provided to Tom in his last years.

He was predeceased by his father and mother.

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