Thomas N. Stepanec of Lincoln, ME, formerly of New Britain and Bristol, passed away peacefully amongst family on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Bangor Hospital. He was born January 24, 1964 in New Britain, CT, the son of Mykola and Genevieve (Tylka) Stepanec. In addition to his mother, Thomas will be greatly missed by his wife of 31 years, Jane (Krapf) Stepanec; a son, Timothy Stepanec; two step sons, Robert W. Donath and Thomas Donath; three granddaughters on whom he doted and who lovingly called him Didi: Desirae Donath, Eliza Beth Donath and Faith Stepanec; two sisters, Lucy Sokolsky and her husband Orest and Elizabeth Marcello and her husband John; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Thomas was predeceased by his father.
Thomas loved spending time with family and friends. When he wasnâ€™t enjoying the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, riding his motorcycle or quads, he could be found in the kitchen cooking, tinkering on one of his many projects or immersed in a book. He was a Fourth Degree Member of the Lincoln chapter of the Knights of Columbus and a parishioner of St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church and former parishioner of St. Josaphatâ€™s Church. Like his father, Thomas had â€˜zoloti rukyâ€™ and was able to fix anything and everything. Thomas was laid to rest at the Krapf Family Cemetery after a Christian funeral mass on October 30th. Thomas will be remembered at a memorial service according to Ukrainian Catholic tradition at St. Josaphatâ€™s Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Britain on December 4th at 11:00 am followed by a celebration of his life.