MILFORD – Thane A. Trimm, 51, died Sept. 19, 2006, at his home, on the Greenfield Road, Milford, by his request. He was surrounded by the people and things he valued most in life, his wife, Karen; son, Jason and his fiance, Beth; his protective and faithful companion, his Jack Russell, “Danforth;” and the ornamental pheasants of which he was so proud. He was born Feb. 2, 1955, in Old Town, he was the son of Gerald Henry and Edith L. (Smith) Trimm. Thane was a hard working, family oriented man. He was a man of few words, most of the time using choice words not suitable for situations. He would typically let his actions speak for him. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He will be especially missed by his faithful protector and companion during his illness, Danforth. He loved life and took great pleasure in hunting, fishing, fly tying and raising ornamental pheasants. He enjoyed going to bingo with his wife and friend, Joan Banks. He retired after 30 years of employment from Georgia Pacific Paper Mill, Old Town, in 2003. Thane was very proud of having worked at only one job his entire life before being forced into early retirement due to complications of diabetes. Thane developed a severe cardiac condition in September 2005 and needed a heart transplant. He spent every day this past year enjoying life to the fullest. He died after a brief illness from complications of diabetes. He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Karen; a son, Jason Trimm and his fiance, Beth, of Old Town; sisters-in-law, Valerie Stitham of Greenbush, Joyce Ruskuski and her husband, Daniel, of New Jersey, and Lindy Avery of Milford; brothers, Richard Stitham and his wife, Linda, of Holden, Gary Stitham and his wife, Brenda, of Glenburn, Martin Stitham and his wife, Marie, of Milford; a sister, Maxine Papineau and her husband, Joe, of Biddeford; his mother-in-law, Joyce Buxton of Milford; a grandson, Tyler James of Hudson; a great-niece, Lyric, whom he loved like a granddaughter, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Thane was predeceased by his parents, Gerald and Edith; a son, Thane Gerald Trimm Jan. 23, 1993; a brother and best friend, Robert S. Stitham Oct. 5, 2005; early childhood caregivers, Emma and Merl Thompson. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town, where a celebration of life will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Ron Chaffee officiating. Burial will be held at Lawndale Cemetery after the service. Thane and family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Friends and family are invited to the Milford Town Hall for a luncheon and continued fellowship after the burial. www.birminghamfuneralhome.com