Thomas (Tom) Mayo of North Port, FL passed away on August 11, 2022.
Born in Burlington, Vermont to Harold Mayo and Dorothy (Longe) Mayo on February 25, 1943. Tom attended Rice High School, which he graduated from in 1961. Tom went on to further his education at Champlain College, he graduated in 1963 earning himself a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting. He went on to serve his country proudly in the United States Vermont Air National Guard for six consecutive years. Tom then went on to have a fulfilling career in automotive sales with his father at Mayo’s Motor Mart, then was the owner of Mayo Subaru, then retiring from The Automaster in 2005.
In 2016, Tom relocated to Florida from Colchester, Vermont. He was a proud member of the Burlington Elks club for many years. Tom was also passionate about supporting his community. He was a proud sponsor for many local sports teams, especially softball and little leagues. Tom was an active member of the Living Waters Lutheran Church in North Port, FL.
Tom was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and friend. He was always there for his boys, attending sports events and other activities. He cultivated lifelong friendships, many lasting 50 to 60 years. Tom was never far from his phone, always in touch with friends and family. A very social person, Tom never met a stranger. He loved to sit at the bar and chat with whoever was sitting next to him. He and Pat enjoyed hosting many parties for friends and neighbors.
Pat introduced Tom to the joys of camping and RV travel, crossing the US twice. Upon waking in the morning his first words often were "Where are we and what are we doing today?".
Tom leaves behind his beloved wife Patricia Bardshar (North Port, FL); children: Lucas Mayo (Burlington, VT), Benjamin Mayo (Ft Lauderdale, FL) and John Mayo (South Burlington, VT); stepchildren: Sara (Greg) Wood (Noblesville, IN), Matt Jones (Burlington, VT), Brian (Autumn) Jones (Noblesville, IN). As well as his sister Dorothy Hardy (James) (South Burlington, VT), four grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Tom is preceded in death by his father Harold Mayo Sr., his mother Dorothy (Longe) Mayo, and brothers Harold Mayo, Jr and Rodney Mayo.
A Celebration of Life and Burial will be held in Tom’s honor on September 26th at the St. John’s Club from 4-6pm following a graveside service that morning in Burlington, VT.
The family asks that you please consider a memorial contribution in Tom’s honor to the American Alzheimer’s Association at ALZ.org
Tom, we will miss the sparkle in your eye, your sense of humor and your mischievous smile.