Thomas J. Moody, age 79, of South Bristol, passed away the morning of Feb. 20, 2021, after a period of declining health. Born in Belfast July 14, 1941, he was the son of Waldo and Beatrice Moody.

He attended schools in Gardiner and Montreal, Canada, graduating from Gardiner High School. He went on to work many different jobs over the years; at the Bates Cotton Mill, Lipman’s Poultry, hot top crew, seven years at the Gardiner Paper Mill, cement crew, Gardiner Shoe, weeding for blood worms and sand worms, and for over 40 years worked in lobster fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Moody, of South Bristol; daughter Lisa Sullivan and husband Jerry of Rhode Island; sons Tom and Richard of Gardiner; half-brothers Fred and Philip Moody of Lincolnville and Mike Marceau of Kennebunkport; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Per Tom’s request, there will not be a funeral, but he will be laid to rest privately in Grove Cemetery in Belfast in the summer.

Arrangements are with Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, Damariscotta. Condolences and messages for his family may be expressed by visiting: