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Frederick “Fred” D. Tomah

May 28, 1951 November 14, 2018
Frederick “Fred” D. Tomah
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Obituary for Frederick “Fred” D. Tomah

Frederick “Fred” D. Tomah, 67, passed away Wednesday November 14, 2018 at the Aroostook House Of Comfort in Presque Isle. He was born May 28, 1951, in Houlton, the son of Frederick L. And Lorraine (Dumont) Tomah
Fred grew up in Houlton and graduated from Houlton High School. He then attended the University Of Maine at Farmington. Fred then served in the United States Marine Corp. Fred became a basket maker and he became widely respected for his skills so much that his work is on display in the Native American Exhibit at the Smithsonian. Fred enjoyed working on cars and could often be seen tinkering on one. He was instrumental in the Maliseet Tribe becoming federally recognized. Fred often said “If you want to get to know who the Maliseet’s are then go for a deep walk in the woods”
He is survived by his daughter Holly Tomah and her partner John Fickett of Houlton, three grandchildren: Paige Tibbits, Eden Tomah-Tibbits, and Rowan Tomah- Cofske. Fred also leaves behind ten siblings: Danya Boyce, Carole Sabatis, Elaine Gore, Alice Tomah, Anthony Tomah, Shelly Holland, Eileen Holcomb, Charles Evans, Loretta Rentas, Cheri Evans, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a sister Andrea David.
Friends may call 12 PM Monday November 19, 2018 at Dunn Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be conducted at 1 PM with Deacon Al Burleigh officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to a reception at the Maliseet Gymnasium following the service. Interment with military honors will take place in the spring in the veterans section of the Maliseet Cemetery, Houlton. Those who wish to remember Fred in a special way may make gifts payable in his memory to a charity of one’s choice in c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park St. Houlton, ME 04730. Arrangements in care of Dunn Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed on the Tribute Wall at: www.dunnfuneral.com


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Public Visitation

Monday

19

Nov

12:00 PM 11/19/2018 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 11/19/2018 1:00:00 PM
Dunn Funeral Home

11 Park Street
Houlton, ME 04730

Dunn Funeral Home
11 Park Street Houlton 04730 ME
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

19

Nov

1:00 PM 11/19/2018 1:00:00 PM
Dunn Funeral Home

11 Park Street
Houlton, ME 04730

Interment with military honors will take place in the spring in the veterans section of the Maliseet Tribal Cemetery, Houlton.

Dunn Funeral Home
11 Park Street Houlton 04730 ME
United States

Reception

Monday

19

Nov

Maliseet Tribal Gymnasium

88 Bell Rd #1
Houlton, Maine 04730

The family invites relatives and friends to a reception at the Maliseet Gymnasium following the service.

Maliseet Tribal Gymnasium
88 Bell Rd #1 Houlton 04730 Maine
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Maliseet Tribal Cemetery Final Resting Place

88 Bell Rd #1
Houlton, Maine 04730

88 Bell Rd #1 Houlton 04730 Maine
United States

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Charity of Choice

Care of Dunn Funeral Home
11 Park Street
Houlton, Me 04730
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