Thomas M. Borden, 62

Thomas M. Borden

CASCO — Thomas M. Borden, 62, died on Jan. 31, 2013, at Bridgton Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Tom was born in York, the son of Ernest T. Borden and Marie H. (McInnis) Thurston. He grew up in Massachusetts, relocated to Maine in his teens and attended Windham High School. He served in the U.S. Army.

He married Deborah A. Paul in Westbrook on Dec. 27, 1980.

Tom was a commercial fisherman and was well-known across the Portland waterfront. He and his wife relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he worked at Port Everglades and also owned a successful roof repair company. Tom then went back to Merchant Marine School and became an Able-Bodied Seaman. Tom was an avid fisherman. If you were going fishing he was ready to go, or if you wanted to go, he was ready to take you.

Tom relocated back to Maine in 2011, where he would spend his summers, and he would winter in Florida.

He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Joan Perkins and Catherine Guptill.

He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie; a daughter, Trina M. Borden of Presque Isle; a son, Matthew R. Borden of Palm Bay, Fla.; a brother, John L. Borden of Old Orchard Beach; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at

Memorial donations may be made to: The Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, 100 Campus Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074.


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