MECHANIC FALLS — Thomas Joseph Cunningham, 70, of Mechanic Falls, passed away peacefully Friday, March 9, at his home with his family by his side after a short illness. He was the husband of Rolande (Hamel) Cunningham.

He was born June 21, 1947, in Lewiston, a son of the late Thomas C. and Geraldine (Murphy) Cunningham. He attended local schools in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1967.

Tom served in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1971 and worked for Pioneer Plastics for 36 years before retiring.

Thomas loved going to Oxford Plains Speedway and also enjoyed watching hockey, football and especially watching the Patriots.

He loved family gatherings where he spent time with his great-nieces and -nephews, Aliyah-Marie, Chianne, Donovan, Brock, Easton Hamel and Ridge Bissonette, whom he thought of as his grandchildren.

Besides his wife, the love of his life, Thomas is survived by his son, Timothy Cunningham; daughter, Melissa Cunningham; and a nephew, Corey Hamel, whom was thought of as a son. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

He was also the brother of the late Daniel Cunningham and Rosemary Michaud.

We would like to sincerely thank Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice and the Dempsey Center for the incredible support and care he and the family were given.

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Thomas’ guest book and leave memories and condolences for the family.

Thomas J. Cunningham

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