Holden & Hampden - Thomas “Tom” Raymond McBean, 68, passed away of natural causes at his residence in Holden, Maine on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Born in Rumford, Maine to Harold Raymond and Kathleen Faye (Goodridge) McBean on March 13, 1949, Tom graduated from Stephens High School in 1967 and attended Husson College before signing on with the Chicago Cubs Baseball Organization in 1971. Tom was a well-known and respected athlete in high school and in college. He is remembered as a basketball standout, stellar pitcher, towering home run hitter, softball mainstay, Little League coach, dedicated son/father/grandfather, and a friend to many who loved him for his easy manner, contagious smile, charming personality, and quick wit. He was a salesman and a financial services professional in the Bangor area for the past forty-eight years.
Tom is survived by his wife Kristina Paterson McBean of Hampden, daughter, Natalie Fournier, son-in-law Adam Fournier, grandchildren Derek and Thomas of Bangor, many special brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, a nephew, and many dear cousins. He is preceded in death by his mother, father, brother John Albert McBean, and son, Craig Thomas McBean.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in Tom’s honor at the Farrington-Morton Cemetery, Mexico, Maine in the late spring. An announcement of the memorial will be published at a later date. Donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the Craig Thomas McBean Memorial Scholarship Fund, Superintendent of Schools, 24 Main Rd N, Hampden, ME 04444. Arrangements trusted to Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St. Bangor. Messages and memories may be shared at kileyandfoley.com.