Thomas Wriggins III, 76, of Nobleboro, passed away June 4 at his home. He was born Jan. 31, 1942 in Philadelphia, Penn. to Thomas and Adah (Horton) Wriggins Jr.
Tom was a graduate of Nathaniel Hawthorne College and St. Johns University Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate. Tom retired to his beloved Maine in 2007 from Pittsburgh, Penn.
For the last 11 years he was an active volunteer at the Boothbay Railway Village, as a steam train engineer (which had been his childhood dream) and conductor. Tom was a member of the Brunswick Church of Christ and delivered the opening prayer each Sunday, an avid reader, debater and cigar aficionado. Always ready to discuss politics, how things were in his day, and Pittsburgh Steeler Football, he frequently could be heard near and far yelling at the TV screen and arguing the last play called by Coach Tomlin. He was a great debater and took great pride in choosing the other side just for the pure joy of the argument.
Tom was preceded in death by wife, Gail Lieb Wriggins; parents, Thomas and Adah Wriggins; sisters, Natalie Wriggins, and Virginia Hochella.
Tom is survived by son, Thomas Wriggins IV and wife Alana; daughters, Whitney Wriggins Siconolfi and husband Pete, and Jamie Wriggins Huntington and husband Craig; grandchildren, Thomas Wriggins, Tyler Siconolfi, Emma Wriggins, Abigail Siconolfi, and Natalie Huntington; nieces, Maisie Hochella, and Jodi Saccani; and nephew, Michael Hochella.
A memorial service will take place the evening of July 22 at The Boothbay Railway Village, time to be announced, and a private interment at the family cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Coffee for the Troops, c/o Brunswick Church of Christ 1 Jordan Ave., Brunswick ME 04011; or the MS Society of South West FL or mail to 3372 Woods Edge Circle #103, Bonita Springs, FL 34134.
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Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.