Thomas J. Buotte, Jr.
AUGUSTA -- Thomas J. Buotte, Jr., 79, of Haley Lane in Dixfield, passed away on September 8, 2013 in the Hospice Unit of the VA Hospital Togus.
He was born in Mexico on May 4, 1934, a son of Nina Gaudet and Thomas J. Buotte Sr. Tom was educated in Mexico schools and was a graduate of Mexico High School.
He was self-employed. Tom served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior.
Tom was a member and past commander of the VFW, a member of the American Legion, and served as Grand Marshall at the 2013 Memorial Day Parade.
He loved fishing, hunting, carpentry and traveling to visit his family in Alaska, Texas and PEI.
Surviving are his companion of 28 years, Nancy C. Arsenault of Dixfield; Thomas P. Buotte of Alaska and Debbie Buotte of Rumford, Donna M. Wiggin and husband, Pete of Texas, Lorie A. Buotte of Texas, and Michele Clark and husband, John of Clinton; sisters, Elaine Gurschick of Turner, Beverly Waugh and husband, Eugene of Mexico, Vivian Buotte of Mexico, and Lillian Kellogg and husband, Bob of Rumford; brother, Bill Buotte of Mexico; sister-in-law, Debbie MacArthur of PEI, Canada; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Daniel; two sisters, Colleen Buotte and Judy Woods; and three brothers, Norman, Clarence and Dennis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Parish of the Holy Savior. If so desired, contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.