The Buxton Town Office will be closed Friday, August 31, 2018 to allow town employees to attend funeral services for Public Works Director Tom Kennie.

Thomas “Tommy” E. Kennie, age 48, Public Works Director for the Town of Buxton, passed away on Aug. 23, 2018 at Maine Medical Center with his family at his side after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born on Aug. 18, 1970, the son of the late Malcolm Sr. and Joyce (Ford) Kennie.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Kim (Leighton) Kennie; his daughter Amanda Rose Kennie of Buxton; and siblings: Debbie Ricker, Malcolm “Mac” Kennie, Brenda Roberge, Beth Kennie, John Kennie, Karen Kennie, Ted Kennie, Jerry Kennie, Philip Kennie and Cindy Galo; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday Aug. 30 from 4-8 p.m. at the Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel, 498 Long Plains Road (Rt. 22) Buxton. At the conclusion of the visiting hours at 8 p.m., Masonic Honors will be performed. A private funeral will be held at the funeral home on Friday with burial to follow at South Buxton (Tory Hill) Cemetery.