OBITUARY

Thomas S. Roux

June 2, 1950February 16, 2018
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Thomas Simmons Roux, 67 YARMOUTH - Thomas Simmons Roux, 67, of Yarmouth, died on February 16, 2018, surrounded by his loved ones, after a long, courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.

He was born June 2, 1950, the son of Charles and Janice Roux. Tom grew up in Cape Elizabeth with brothers, Charles and Douglas, before the family moved to Yarmouth in 1966. There, Tom met and later married his high school sweetheart, Debbie Hanson, in 1971.

Tom was a graduate of Yarmouth High School and SMVTI, working at Yarmouth Lumber & Supplies and later at Hancock Lumber until he started his own business, TSR Consulting, providing drafting and estimating services.

Tom was a past member of the Lions Club and was active at Riverside Golf Course and the St. Peter's Golf Tournament, where he met lifelong, loyal friends who continued to visit Tom when he could no longer participate in his favorite pastime.

Tom enjoyed baseball, cribbage and music, and was known to break out in a rendition of his favorite song, "New York, New York," at celebrations.

Tom was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Charles.

He is survived by his wonderful wife of 46 years, Debbie, who ensured he was able to remain at home; his son, Joseph Roux, and wife, Bryony, and their three children, Phoebe, Graeme and Esme, of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; his daughter, Allison Donovan, and husband, John, and their three children, Jack, Clara and Rhys, of Marblehead, Mass.; his brother, Doug Roux, and wife, Susan, of Yarmouth; his sister-in-law, Nancy Roux, of Yarmouth; as well as many other loving and supportive relatives and friends. Tom bravely faced his long illness with resignation and a sense of humor, often letting everyone know "It is, what it is."

The family wishes to thank the amazing caregivers who befriended and provided support to Tom and the family in his last years.

Friends and relatives are invited to a time of visitation from 4-7 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018, at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, ME. A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth, ME.

To sign Tom's online guest book, please visit: www.lindquistfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiples Sclerosis Society or to Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors (YCAN).

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Terry Flaherty

February 26, 2018

Dear Debbie, Joe & Allie,
I have fond memories of Tom back when you lived on Woods Circle. He was an amazing man, a blessing to me to have known him for many years. He touched many lives and was an inspiration to so many through his illness. He will be sorely missed. He is now watching over all of you.
Deb, you were his "Hero!" The love and devotion of caring for him for so many years, was a true testament of what true love is, and he surely knew this each and everyday.
Hold onto the wonderful memories ....... for those can NEVER be taken away..
With much love and heartfelt sympathy,
Terry

Jay Moran

February 24, 2018

I met Tommy thru Leo Rafford as a cribbage partner and opponent. His huge smile and big laugh brightened many hours of cribbage games. Singing "What a Wonderful World" for him to dance with Allie at her wedding is a mental picture I will forever cherish. He was a good man, and will be missed.

Claire Evrard

February 23, 2018

I extend my deepest sympathies to you, Debbie. Losing a spouse is not easy and he was way too young. Thinking of you.

Sandy Bowie

February 22, 2018

Deb and Family...... how blessed I am to have known this sweet man. I will always remember his remarks when asked how are you doing today, Tom. It was always a positive, Fantastic in spite of how his day was going, And not to forget, he'd always ask the same back to me.....And how's it going for you? He will be sorely missed by all who loved him! Tom is our new guardian angel, Light and love to all of you! ❤❤

February 22, 2018

sad to hear of his passing........Prayers to Debbie and his family.......

Sandra Porter

February 22, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Tommy for just a few months,and I'm sad to learn of his passing.

May the Lord comfort Debby and family.

Leo Rafford

February 21, 2018

Too many memories to list but Tommy was one in a million. I only met Tommy thru Debbie and he became a life long best friend. I will miss our many trips to "Fat Boys" and our continued search for Schlitz beer. You will always be in my thoughts my friend. May you now find the peace you richly deserve.

February 21, 2018

Love you , peace and blessings, Cat

Rolvin McIntire

February 21, 2018

I am saddened to learn of Tom's passing. I have so many wonderful memories as his classmate in High School. We had so many laughs together in those days, and I will cherish those memories forever. My heart goes out to Debby and the family.

Nancy Richards-Stower

February 21, 2018

Chatting with Tom and Deb during their walks along Portland Street, after returning to Yarmouth so my husband and I could " age in place" in my childood home, after decades away, provided many opportunities for me to observe true love. This was a couple who had faced and would face incredible challenges, yet there were smiles, humor, patience and gentle kindness. And love. After our chats I was always left humbled and in awe of their strong spirits. No one can predict health; no one can predict the strengths and weaknesses ahead in their marriages; and no one "on the outside" knows the inside of a marriage, but from what I observed, Tom and Deb hit it out of the ballpark and I will forever be inspired by Deb's positive and kind attitude; and by Tom for his inspired sense of humor. I will always be grateful, Deb, that you and Tom chose to stop and chat for a while. Deb, I hope your walks down Portland Street will continue and that you will always feel welcome to stop and chat. My heart aches for your loss. With love, Nancy