STOCKBRIDGE — A calling hour will be held on Saturday, October 26, from 12-noon to 1 p.m. at Day’s Funeral Home in Randolph, followed with a celebration of life for Thomas F. Michaud Jr. 90, who died Oct. 21 at Brookside Nursing Home. Tom Harty will officiate at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Stockbridge.
He was the son of Thomas F. Michaud Sr. and Grace Cloutier Michaud. He was born in Limestone, Maine on Nov. 1, 1922.
Tom attended schools in Rochester, NH. He worked for the New England Boat Builder’s Shipyard in South Portland, Maine for several years as a master welder. He acquired his training through the University of New Hampshire’s technician program. He moved to Stockbridge in 1947 and operated the Ted Green Farm Machinery business, later becoming the service manager at Ted Green Ford, Inc. He worked for the Ford dealership for over 40 years.
He met Rita Woodbury Michaud at Gifford Memorial Hospital, where she graduated from the hospital’s nursing program. They were married on August 3, 1947, and spent 62 years together.
He was an artist with a welder. He was an accomplished carpenter and woodworker, and refinished antiques. He was an avid duck hunter, and belonged to a local carving group, which he enjoyed. Most of all, he loved his two grandchildren, and followed all of their church, school, and sports activities during their pre-school, elementary, and high school years—and beyond. Their grandchildren mutually loved “Nana and Gramps”.
He leaves a daughter, Nancy Michaud McCullough, and her husband, Stephen, of Hartland; a grandson, Corey McCullough, of Ogunquit, Maine; and a granddaughter, Renee McCullough of Hartland.
He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Lewis, Henry, and Dana; and sisters, Katherine Hartshorn, Ruth Parent, and Alice Varney.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations go to the Bethel Area Food Shelf, 129 Church St., Bethel, VT 05032.
Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com.
This obituary first appeared in the October 24, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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