Published in Portland
Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on January 4, 2011
PORTLAND -- Thomas
Lee MacMillan, 82, passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at his home in
He was born in Portland on March 5, 1929, the son of George A. and Rose
Thomas was a lifelong resident of Portland and during his retirement he
had resided in Leesburg, Fla., before returning to Portland.
He was a graduate of Portland High School where he was Class Vice President,
class of 1947. Thomas was an avid sportsman all of his life. While at
Portland High School he lettered in baseball, football and track. He was
Co-Captain of the football and baseball teams.
Mr. MacMillan served with the United States Army and played baseball in
the Carolina Leagues. After his honorable discharge from the Army he was
drafted by the Boston Braves Organization, playing in Appleton, Wis.,
and Harlan, Ky. After his return to Portland he played in the Twilight
He later found his true passion which was golfing. He played professional
golf in the 1960s and had won numerous amateur tournaments. He was a longtime
member of Riverside Golf Club.
Thomas was predeceased by his parents, George and Rose MacMillan; a son,
Daniel Lee MacMillan; three brothers, Robert, Albert and Kenneth, and
two sisters, Ruby Marshall and Myrtle Burnham.
He is survived by two sons, William F. MacMillan of Gorham and Peter J.
MacMillan of Portland, one daughter, Sandra D. Walsh of Portland; one
brother, Roland H. MacMillan of Portland, four sisters, Catherine Ross
of Portland, Helen 'Dunie' Conley of Portland, Margaret 'Peggy' Brown
of Silverdale Washington and Jean Shea of Philadelphia, Pa.; six grandchildren
and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his former wife and mother
of his children, June 'Coburn' MacMillan.
A time of visitation for friends and relatives will be held on Thursday,
Jan. 6, 2011, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral
Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, with the funeral service to follow at
11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend their thanks to Peter Thomas of Aging Excellence
and to the staff at Hospice of Southern Maine especially to Betty Thompson
and Dean Luddington. The family would also like to say a special thank
you to Tom's son Peter for caring for Tom during his illness.
Jones, Rich & Hutchins
Funeral Home & Cremation Service