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Thomas S. Maxfield

June 21, 1955 ~ June 8, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old


Thomas Sherman Maxfield took flight from this earthly life on June 8, 2023, after a brief illness. Born June 21, 1955, to Dr. John (Jack) F. Maxfield III and Bette (Morgan) Maxfield. Tom grew up in Newport, NH graduating from Newport High School in 1973 and receiving a B.S. from Plymouth State College in 1977.

Tom’s path led him to spend twenty-three years in Salt Lake City, Utah employed by Snowbird Ski Resort where he embraced skiing, socializing, hunting, and fishing, bringing out his adventurous side. Returning to NH Tom spent many years working in the airline industry, a self-proclaimed “ramp rat”, and as suspected, said to be the best of the best. He was employed by Delta Comair, Manchester, NH and later Signal Aviation/Granite Air, W. Lebanon, NH. He often spoke highly of his friends, co-workers, experiences, and his encounters with celebrities. He was particularly fond of a photo taken on the tarmac with Paul McCartney.

Tom, always the avid sports fan, loved his Red Sox, his Patriots and his Utah Jazz. Tom will be remembered as a genuinely unique, kind, caring, selfless human being. Big-hearted and blue-eyed with a sly sense of humor combined with the qualities of a true gentleman. He loved music and had a knack for gifting the most appropriate greeting card. His love and affection for his four-legged buddies, Winnie, Jack, and Bonnie were endearing and characteristic of the size of Tom’s heart.

He passed away at his home knowing he was loved and surrounded by family. Tom was predeceased by his parents, sister, Barbara Maxfield and niece, Brooke Willis. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him especially his wife and soul mate of twenty-two years, Rosemary Martel-Maxfield. He is survived by his stepmother, JoAnn Halloran, four brothers: Dr. John Maxfield of Bentleyville, Ohio, William Maxfield of Newport, NH, Richard Maxfield (Victoria) of Enfield, NH, Peter Maxfield (Heidi) of South Lake Tahoe, CA and sister, Katherine Whedon (James) of Loudon, NH as well as Jeremy Ousley and Emily Katz and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank DHMC Palliative Care and the VNA/Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.

Abiding by Tom’s wishes there will be no calling hours or service. You may honor him with a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or to your favorite humane society/shelter in his memory.

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