Thomas Savage

Thomas Richard Savage

1974 - 2020
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Mount Desert

The family, friends, and Island community were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden and accidental death of Thomas Richard Savage on October 12th, 2020. Tom, born on September 11th, 1974, was the second child of Richard M. Savage II and Abbie R. Savage.

At birth, Tom had become a sixth generational descendant, born, and raised in an area of Northeast Harbor, Maine known as Asticou Village. At the time, this area was well populated and settled by an extended family of uncles, aunts, grandparents, as well as a multitude of similar aged siblings and cousins who lived in the neighborhood.

Permanent and long lasting memories of winter ice skating on the Asticou Pond, sliding, snowmobiling, fishing in the local streams and tributaries, biking into the Northeast Harbor, boating, and serving as a deck hand while chartering and deep sea fishing in the waters of Mount Desert Island, were his norm. His educational experience began at the Mt. Desert Elementary School and was graduated from Mt. Desert Island High School. Tom was an avid downhill skier and had become a respected soccer player, competing at the varsity college level, and later coaching competitive teams here on the Island. Lifelong friends were permanently established during this formative and fun filled era.

Upon graduation from Mt. Desert Island High School, he enrolled and attended Maine Maritime Academy, eventually transferring and earning a bachelor’s degree from Husson College. Appreciation and enjoyment of the quality of life while raised and living on Mount Desert Island made a permanent impression on Tom, encouraging him to fulfill his desire and dreams of being able to establish a loving and growing family, a successful business, and commitment to the public service in the Town of Mt. Desert. Tom was a co-founder and treasurer of the Asticou Connection Gallery, a Trustee of Forest Hill Cemetery, member of Town of Mt. Desert Warrant Committee and served a term as president of the Mt. Desert Island Lions Club. He held a 100 -ton Operator’s License from the United States Coast Guard.

His competitive spirit enhanced his entrepreneur instincts, and upon his return to Mt. Desert Island, Tom soon became a Licensed Arborist, then going on to establish the renowned and respected business of Savage Forest Enterprise.

Tom and Meghan’s shared passion for soccer brought them together as coaches in 2007. They spent many afternoons after practices, leaning against their cars, talking about life, the sport, and the connection between the two. Their initial fondness of each other grew to be a great love. They were married June 24, 2011 and were blessed to have three daughters, Brooke, Helayna and Maisie.

Tom was a remarkable father, husband, brother and son, the true anchor. His girls were his focus; the driving force to create lasting infrastructure that would allow them to appreciate the same quality of life he did, without bounds. He believed that our time here on earth was to build for generations to come. He was so proud of his family and valued the time spent together, including evening boat rides thru the Sound, pressing cider in the fall and family lobster picnics.

He loved so deeply and was fiercely loyal to all those he cared for. He had an ability to give and help beyond measures, always there for his family and friends. He loved all parts of life and had the brightest sparkle in his eye. Tom was all-in on everything that he did, and wanted to bring joy to everyone, from the most extravagant outings to the smallest gesture.

In addition to his beloved wife Meghan and children Brooke, Helayna, and Maisie, Tom is survived by his father, Richard M. Savage II, his mother, Abbie R. Savage, a sister, Laura Savage-Leonard and numerous nieces, nephews, close cousins and in-laws.

An outdoor social - distanced celebration of his life and a memorial service will take place at Gatehouse Road, Northeast Harbor at 1:00 pm on Sunday, October 18, 2020. All are welcome.

Contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to the Savage Forestry Scholarship Fund, c/o BHBT, P O Box 766, Northeast Harbor 04662.

To watch the service online please follow this Zoom link

Meeting ID: 910 7319 6865
Passcode: 435428

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St. Mount Desert
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nora holloway

Posted at 11:17pm
May you all be comforted by the outpouring of love during
this deeply sorrowful time. Keeping you in our thoughts.

With Sympathy,
Nora and Jane Holloway

Andy Higgins

Posted at 06:55pm
Terribly saddened by this news. Truly one of great one in all areas. Deepest sympathy to his family and friends!
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Bill, Lili, Maria and Anna

Posted at 11:27am
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Kathy Burgess

Posted at 05:43pm
Dear Megan and family,
My deepest condolences go out to you and your lovely family. So sad to hear of your husband's sudden passing.
Kathy Burgess

Renee S Laber

Posted at 09:51pm
I have so many fond memories of Tom and I am so grateful for the recent connections and conversations that I have had with him. I loved coaching him in track and watching him grow into the amazing father, friend, businessman and more that he became. I still remember meeting him as a 12 year old, hanging out in Northeast Harbor and bumming rides into Bar Harbor with me on my way to work. He had such an infectious personality and I am so heartbroken at his loss. I will forever hold him in my heart. Thinking of Meghan, his beautiful daughters and the rest of his family during this terribly sad time.

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