Thomas “Tom” E. Corey

WATERVILLE – Tom Corey, 81, of Waterville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on Feb. 15, 2021.

Tom was born Oct. 29, 1939, the son of Joseph T. Corey and Elizabeth (Nedoff) Corey. He graduated from Caribou High School in 1958.

Tom enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1961. He was honorably discharged in 1965.

He worked for Bell Atlantic Phone Company and had over 32 years of service before retiring as a manager. In 1974 he met the love of his life, Joan M. (Gravel) Corey. They were married for 42 years.

Tom was a past president of the Kennebec Councile, Telephone Pioneers of America, past president of the Lebon Youth Club, past senior councilor UCT, life member of the Waterville Elks Lodge #905, house committee member of the Waterville Elks Lodge and life member of the Waterville American Legion Post #5.

Tom loved to travel and was very passionate about playing cards. Put Tom at a poker table and he would spend hours playing with his friends. He loved to watch football on Sundays with his wife. He volunteered a lot of time helping out at the Waterville Elks Lodge doing whatever was needed.

His immediate family includes his wife, Joan; and daughters, Kimberly Cormier and husband, Greg of Waterboro, Melissa Brown and husband Nick of Winslow; grandchildren, Kristen Egdorf and husband Eric, Ryan Cormier, Lindsay Cormier, Dylan Brown, Kaylin Brown; and one beautiful great-grandson, Noah; son, Kevin Miller and wife Kristie and granddaughters, Brianna and Bailey; brother-in-law, John Gravel, wife Phyllis Gravel and son Eric Gravel.

He had two very close friends, Dick Leavitt and Artie Gorney; sister and brothers, Jacqueline and husband, Jerald Anderson of Arizona, Wanda Rose of Pittsburgh and Michael Corey of Pittsburgh; and many nieces and nephews.

Thank you to all who knew and loved Tom. He was loved greatly by his family and will be dearly missed by all. We would like to thank MaineGeneral Hospice for all of their support during this time.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of Morning Sentinel website at: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mainetoday-centralmaine/

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan and Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Rd., Skowhegan ME 04976.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to

MaineGeneral Homecare & Hospice,

10 Water St., Suite 307,

Waterville ME 04901

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