Celebrating a Life Well-Lived

Timothy B. Hussey 1956 – 2016

Tim was a lifelong Mainer, community and business leader, and incredible father and husband. The first child of Martha D. and Philip W. Hussey, Jr., Tim was born in Biddeford, Maine on June 24, 1956. He grew up in Kennebunkport, attended Kennebunk High School, graduated from Colby College, and received his MBA from Cornell University. 

For nearly 40 years, Tim dedicated his career to Hussey Seating Company in North Berwick. He stepped into the role of President in 1995, becoming the sixth generation to lead a business that began as a small plow manufacturer in 1835. Tim led and grew the company while maintaining their longstanding values of honesty, integrity, and caring for people.

Tim's commitment to his work was paralleled only by his commitment to his community, and he was tireless in his support of numerous organizations and causes. In addition to his family’s longstanding support for the United Way of York County, he chaired the Maine Economic Growth Council and served on the Federal Reserve Bank Advisory Council and the boards of the Maine Development Foundation, the Davis Family Foundation, Bank North, and the Dead River Company. He was a graduate of Leadership Maine and a member of the Young Presidents Organization and the World Presidents Organization. He also served as Commodore of the Arundel Yacht Club and was a member of the Portland Yacht Club and South Congregational Church.

Tim believed in each person’s potential and was passionate about education. Locally, he served on the RSU 21 school board and was a founding member of the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel. Additionally, he chaired the board of Educate Maine, sat on the boards of Colby College and the Maine Compact for Higher Education, and was inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame in 2013.

Tim was happiest when skiing at Sugarloaf and sailing along the coast of Maine with his soul mate and wife of 27 years, Marcia Landry, and their three children, Hannah, Philip, and Olivia.

Most importantly, Tim genuinely connected with all who knew him and made them feel special. He had an instinctive way of bringing out the best in people, and his unshakeable optimism, contagious laugh, and zest for life were truly remarkable. His passion for inspiring others was on full display during the two years following his cancer diagnosis, a time in which he lived life to the fullest, appreciated every moment spent with friends and family, and generously offered his newfound insights to support others in their own journeys.

Tim is survived by his wife and children, Marcia, Hannah, Philip, and Olivia; his mother, Martha; his siblings Anne, Jonathan, and Richard Hussey; and a tightknit web of uncles, aunts, cousins, in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of visiting hours, a gathering will be held from 3-7pm on June 20 at the Pilot House Restaurant (4 Western Ave, Kennebunk). A celebration of Tim’s life will take place at 11am on June 21 at Holy Spirit Parish, St Martha’s Church (62 Portland Rd, Kennebunk), followed by a reception at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Tim’s name may contribute to the Timothy B. Hussey Leadership Fund at the Maine Community Foundation by visiting http://www.timhusseyleadershipfund.org/ or by mail to the Maine Community Foundation at 245 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605.