SOUTH PORTLAND — Thomas M. King, 92, of the Betsy Ross House, died Feb. 4, at the Cedars Nursing Center after a brief illness.
He was born in Portland April 7, 1923, the son of the late Charles and Mary (McDonough) King. He attended local schools, including St. Dominic’s, and graduated from Cheverus High School. Following high school King enlisted in the Army and served during World War II.
After returning from the war King married Ruth Robbins on Aug. 2, 1948.
King worked as a store manager for A&P grocery store in South Portland, retiring in 1977 after 35 years in the business. After retirement he worked part time as a salesman with David Hefler.
King was a lifelong communicant of Holy Cross Catholic Church in South Portland.
He was predeceased by his wife, who died in 2007; four sisters, Katherine Welch, Barbara Tuttle, Eleanor Hooper and Margaret Campbell; and two brothers, Charles King and John King.
King is survived by two daughters, Ruthann Baker, of South Portland and Mary Biskup, of South Portland; three sons, T. Michael King, of South Portland, Daniel J. King, of Newry and David J. King, of South Hadley, Massachusetts; and eight grandchildren, Siobhan Baker, Thomas and Christopher Biskup, Alexa and Anna King, Andrew and Elizabeth Barron, and Kate Brannelly.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 8 at Holy Cross Church in South Portland. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
Memorial gifts may be made to South Portland Food Cupboard, P.O. Box 2892, South Portland, ME 04106.