Thelma A. Hotham, 85, of Belfast, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Harbor Hill in Belfast after a long battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 2, 1929, in Belmont, a daughter of the late Cleveland and Helen (Flagg) Tower.

Thelma lived in Freedom before moving to Taunton, Mass., where she lived and worked in a plastic factory for several years. She eventually retired and moved back to Maine to be with her family. She loved her family. She especially loved grandchildren, great grandchildren and getting together with them to go out to eat whenever possible.

Thelma was predeceased by a son Danny Hotham whom she lost March 1, 2014; her sisters Dorothy, Ruth, Eleanor, Grace, and Arlene; brothers Carl, John, Cliff, Cecil and Harold.

She is survived by her son Steve Hotham and his wife Sally and her daughter Charlene Grotton and her partner Derek Wilson and a daughter in law Judy Hotham; grandchildren Tami Eastup and husband Dean, Noel Hotham and partner Donnie, Fred Hotham and wife Cathy, Charles Hotham and wife Heide, Ted Hotham and wife Danette, Heath Hotham and wife Taryn, Travis Hotham and wife Katie, Dina Giggey and husband Brad; great-grandchildren Jimmy, Corey, Jesseca, Anthony, Alicia, Nathan, Daniel, Serena, Jordan, Matt, Nate, Summer, Grady, Rhylee, Avery, Brad Jr, Damien, Samantha, and Ryan; Thelma will also be missed by a very special niece Jean Oxton and her husband Larry, as well as many other nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Harbor Hill Nursing home in Belfast for their loving care that they gave her during the short time she was there and the support shown to the family.

In honoring Thelma’s wishes no services will be held.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave. Belfast.