WILMINGTON, MA — Thomas Frederick Mills, age 69, of Wilmington, MA died peacefully on May 23, 2020.
Tom, raised in Saugus, MA, is the son of Frederick and Helen Mills and was a proud member of the Saugus High School Class of 1969. In 1983 Tom married Laurel Dodge of Ashland. They bought their house and raised their family in Wilmington. He was a loving husband of 37 years and a devoted father. Tom was a member of the Wilmington Friendship Lodge, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, and the Wilmington Senior Center where he served as a board member. He was a long time employee of General Electric in Lynn for over 40 years.
Tom is survived by his wife Laurel Mills; his children Ariana Carriere and husband Adam; son Travis Mills and wife Carissa; his sister Carol Mills with Jim Kinsella; his brother David Mills and wife Donna; his sister Laurel Leary and husband Kevin; and granddaughter Evelyn Carriere.
Tom was one of the Three Amigos with Dennis Boisvert and Rick Eaton whose friendship with Tom may have begun decades earlier but grew stronger over the years as they regularly met and shared old stories over lunch.
Tom will be remembered for his kindness towards others, being a dedicated family man, being quick witted, and loving dogs. He also enjoyed travel, cruising, cards, board games, and a good radio contest.
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