In Memoriam : Timothy Conn

Timothy Conn Timothy Allan Conn - age: 72
(June 10, 1945 to February 18, 2018 )
Resident of Buxton, Maine

Visitation Information:
A celebration of his life will be held at the Irish Heritage Center (34 Gray St., Portland, ME) on Saturday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited. If you have a cherished item that you purchased from him you’re encouraged to bring it. His family would love to see it. Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road, Buxton, Maine is respectfully handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choice in his name.

Buxton -Timothy A. Conn, 72, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 18, from cerebral amyloid angiopathy. He was surrounded by his wife and four daughters.

Tim was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the fifth child of eight. His family moved to Groton, Connecticut and later New London. He taught himself how to sew leather while working on merchant ships during the Vietnam War. He met his wife Jackie while operating his first leather shop, Fixed Earth, on Bank Street in New London. He and Jackie moved to Maine when he was offered a job managing the bar at the Bowdoin Steak House in Brunswick.

Tim was well known in Portland for his leather work. He opened North Atlantic Leather and Silver on Fore Street in the Old Port in 1973. His shop was a fixture in Portland for many years. Recently he moved his shop to his home in Buxton. He ran his store for 45 years and over that time he made beautifully crafted leather bags, belts, wallets, and vests. He especially enjoyed a challenge and has restored or replicated a variety of prized leather items for delighted customers. He was also an active member of the International Longshoreman’s Association, Local 861, and unloaded countless cargo ships on the Portland waterfront.

Tim was known for his humor and wit, generosity, and craftsmanship. He also enjoyed cribbage, gardening, and feeding and watching the birds. He liked to stay busy and wasn’t content sitting still.

He leaves behind his wife Jacquelyn McCormick; his daughters Christiane, Margaret, Maureen, and Alanna and their partners Matthew, Isaac, Zachary, and Curtis; grandchildren Heidi, Tyson, Dylan, Coogan, and Sadie; siblings Janice Kyrazis, Jeremy Conn, Laurene Warnick, Honora Conn, and Martha Conn; and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. Tim is predeceased by his parents Raymond and Marian, sister Lucy, and brother Raymond.

Kathleen Holberton - February 22, 2018Contact this person Contact this person
Just to let you know I am thinking of all of you. A life well lived but cut short too soon. Sending lots of love and prayers.

Marcia Patten - February 23, 2018Contact this person Contact this person
It is with great sorrow and sadness that I write this message to you all. I didn't know Tim personally but he must have been a good man and great judge of character to have committed himself to a lifetime partnership with my long time, childhood friend, Jackie. Tim and his devotion to his trade will be sorely missed, I'm sure. How lucky so many are to have something of Tim in their possession. It sounds like Tim was a long standing, well thought of, local fixture in the community. I hope all the stories and memories that so many must have bring you peace and joy as you celebrate his life. My deepest sympathies, Marcia Patten


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