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Kennie dies at 48

The community is mourning the passing of Public Works Director Thomas Kennie, who died at age 48 on Aug. 23.  Buxton Town Hall will be closed Friday, Aug. 31.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Public Works Director Tom Kennie. The town sends its sincere condolences to his family,” the town posted on its website Aug. 25.

He leaves his wife, Kim (Leighton) Kennie, and his daughter, Amanda Rose Kennie of Buxton, according to his obituary.

“He will always be remembered for his love of his family and the outdoors,” his obituary said.

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 (Route 22), Buxton. A private funeral will be held at the funeral home on Friday with burial to follow at South Buxton (Tory Hill) Cemetery. Online condolence messages can be submitted at the funeral home website, www.mainefuneral.com