Thomas G. Myatt, 97

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Thomas G. Myatt, 97, of Main Street, died July 21 at Pine Point Center in Scarborough.

He was born in Portland on Aug. 31, 1916, a son of James and Margaret (Connolly) Myatt. He graduated from The Catholic Institute, now known as Cheverus High School, in 1935.

He married Rita M. Conley on May 30, 1938, at Holy Cross Church in South Portland.

During World War II, Myatt worked at the South Portland Shipyard and served in the U.S. Army.

He later served for 35 years as shipping manager for Rines Bros. Department Store, then as a cargo checker on the Portland waterfront. He was a lifelong member of the Eagles, enjoyed working on home improvements, and tended his vegetable garden even into his 90s.

He is predeceased by his wife, who died June 6, 2005; and nine brothers, Francis, Patrick, James, Peter, Michael, John, William, Edward and Paul.

He is survived by a son, John Myatt and wife, Roberta, of Westbrook; three daughters, Pat Myatt of South Portland, Margaret O’Donnell and husband, George, of South Portland, and Barbara Pearson and husband, John, of Georgetown, Massachusetts; two sisters-in-law, Viola Main, of South Portland, and Margaret Sweatt, of Cave Creek, Arizona; eight grandchildren, Kathleen Saucier, Kerry Lynn White, Mary Ellen Pennington, Thomas G. Myatt II, James Pearson, Alec Randall, Margaret Park and Martha Craycroft; and a great-grandson, Bradley Saucier.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated July 25 at Holy Cross Church, in South Portland. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery.

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