Thomas Frederick, 56: VP of Wright-Ryan Co., enjoyed golf, reading

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SCARBOROUGH — Thomas Frederick, 56, of Spurwink Road, died Dec. 7, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer.

Frederick was born in Portland on Oct. 22, 1959, the son of the late Leon (Bud) and Anne Marie (Norton) Frederick of South Portland.

He graduated in 1978 from South Portland High School, and received a degree in engineering from the University of Maine Orono. Frederick then earned a master’s degree from MIT in real estate development and in business management from Husson University. Frederick held management positions as president of Granger Northern Co. Inc. and, most recently, as vice president of Wright-Ryan Co. Inc.

He supported The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Portland, where he was a member of the board of trustees for more than 15 years. He also supported a number of other philanthropic causes.

Frederick enjoyed golf, reading and skiing with his family. He was also a runner who completed the New York Marathon. He took pleasure in simply spending time with his family, whether it was on vacation or watching his kids at their sporting events.

Tom relished his large and caring family; he was a true example of a devoted husband, supportive father, loyal friend and a giving member of society. Above all, he lived with dignity, integrity, and grace throughout his life.

Mourning his loss and carrying Tom’s memory forward are his wife, Audrey Johnson, of Scarborough; two children, Sam and Edie, of Scarborough; a sister, Patricia Frederick, of South Portland; seven brothers, Peter, of Parsonsfield, Paul,  of Lamoine, John, of South Portland, David, of Scituate, Massachusetts, Robert, of Falmouth, Charles, of South Portland, and James, of South Portland, along with several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 at the Saltwater Grille, 231 Front St., South Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Dec. 14, with burial will be at a later date.

Those who desire may make memorial donations to The Boys & Girls Club, 277 Cumberland Ave., Portland, ME 04101 or Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074.