Thomas L. Calder


Thomas L. Calder, 60 Passed away on January 25, 2023 after a brief illness.

He was born to Richard and Dianne Calder in Portland, ME in October of 1962. He grew up on Chebeague Island, attending the Chebeague Island School and later graduating from Greely High School.

During his life he spent many years serving on the Cumberland and Chebeague Island Fire and Rescue Departments and several years as Fire Chief when Chebeague Island seceded from Cumberland. Through the years he worked tirelessly for a variety of businesses and municipalities including Chebeague Sand and Gravel, crewChebeague Transportation Company, Town of Cumberland, MSAD 51, Town of Chebeague Island Public Works, and most recently O’Reilly’s Auto Parts. He also co-owned two family businesses during his lifetime, Tom’s Lawn Care and Calder’s Clam Shack.

He enjoyed spending time with his large extended family, playing with his cats, clamming on Chebeague, mowing lawns, plowing roads, and listening to country music (especially John Denver). He will be most remembered as a practical jokester.

He is survived by his children, Tracy, Tim and Tiffany Calder; His siblings: Leanne Libby, Milt Calder and his wife Alicia, and Kevin Calder; His nieces and nephews: Gail and Scott Libby, Alexander and Julia Calder and many cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his father (Richard) and his mother (Dianne).

Visiting Hours will be held and memories will be shared at Lindquist in Yarmouth on February 21st, 2023 from 4-6pm. In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the following

William Robinson Memorial Field Trip Fund
℅ Chebeague Island School
14 Schoolhouse Rd
Chebeague Island, ME 04017


Stephen L. Ross Scholarship Fund
Maine Community Foundation
245 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605

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