South Portland-Thomas M. King, 92, of the Betsy Ross House died peacefully on February 4, 2016 at the Cedars Nursing Center after a brief illness. He was born in Portland, Maine on April 7, 1923 the son of the late Charles and Mary (McDonough) King. He attended local schools including St. Dominics and graduating from Cheverus High School. Following high school he enlisted and served in the United States Army during World War II. After returning from the war Thomas married Ruth Robbins on August 2, 1948. Tom worked as a store manager for the AP Grocery Store in South Portland, retiring in 1977 after thirty-five years of service. Following retirement he went to work part time as a salesman with David Hefler. He was a lifelong communicant of Holy Cross Catholic Church in South Portland. Tom was predeceased by his wife Ruth King on January 20, 2007; four sisters, Katherine Welch, Barbara Tuttle, Eleanor Hooper, Margaret Campbell; and two brothers Charles King, and John King. He is survived by two daughters Ruthann and her husband Dan Baker of South Portland, Mary and her husband Robert Biskup of South Portland; three sons T. Michael and his wife Susan King of South Portland, Daniel J. King of Newry, David J. and his wife Susan King of South Hadley, MA; eight grandchildren, Siobhan Baker, Thomas and Christopher Biskup, Alexa and Anna King, Andrew Barron, Elizabeth Barron, Kate Brannelly and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday February 7, 2016 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, proudly serving the Veterans of Maine. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home at 10:15 AM on Monday, February 8, 2016 followed by an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. To view Toms memorial page or to share an online condolence please visit www.ctcrawford.com Those who wish may make contributions in Toms memory to: South Portland Food Cupboard, PO Box 2892, South Portland, Me 04106.