Thomas Henry Darson, 91, passed away peacefully in his condominium in Schooner Cove, Damariscotta, ME on September 20th, 2018. He was born in New York City on May 19, 1927, to the late Artemis Tomasian Darson and Armen E. Darson.
He is survived by his brother, Elisha Darson of Cocoa Beach, FL; his nephew, Glenn Thomas Darson; and his nieces, Susan Ashworth and Donna Jean Darson; Penelope Mardoian, his first cousin, and her son, Richard, who were closest to him during his over 50 years in his beloved summer home in Christmas Cove.
Thomas was a Naval Veteran of WWII. Upon graduating with a degree in piano performance from Wagner College in Staten Island, NY, he began his concert and teaching career. He received his M.A. degree from Hunter College in 1960, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the City University of New York in 1979.
Thomas continued to teach privately for many years, lived in New York City, and upon retirement moved to Middletown, NJ where he lived for 12 years before moving to Damariscotta in 2014.
Thomas will be interred with his parents in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Long Island, NY. The family thanks his extraordinary caregivers for their love and devotion.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.