In Memoriam: Thomas L. Gosselin, Kleen Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services

Staff Writer |

LEBANON, N.H. — Thomas (Tom) Leon Gosselin, Naples, Fla., died June 27 surrounded by his family at home following a 14-month battle with lymphoma. He was 72.

Gosselin owned and operated Kleen Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services Inc. with his brother Jim from the time of his 1963 graduation from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration until his brother’s retirement in 1999. Tom then continued to own and operate the business until selling it in 2006.

He worked for many years in support of the laundry and dry cleaning industry. He served on the Northeast Fabricare Association board of directors for more than 20 years, serving two terms as president and 15 years as convention committee chairman. He was the first person appointed to a lifetime seat as an NEFA director at large.

Gosselin also served on the International Drycleaners Congress board of directors for more than 20 years and received the International Drycleaner of the Year award in 2001 and the George M. Sheperd Award for leadership in 2000.

He served on the International Fabricare Institute board of directors in 2003-2007 and was awarded the Keeper of the Flame award in 1995 in recognition of outstanding contributions in making the industry and association stronger.

Surviving Gosselin are his wife of 48 years, Maureen; three children, Nicole Gosselin Rosen, Gregory Gosselin and Bridgette Armstrong; a sister, Pat Bazilchuck; two brothers, James Gosselin and Peter Gosselin; and several grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Cleveland Clinic Florida, Attn: Development Office, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd., Weston, FL 33331.

Click here for Gosselin’s full obituary.


Tom was one of the finest

Tom was one of the finest gentlemen, both within and outside the industry, it has been my pleasure to have known and worked with. As a Director, he brought a strength of character and duty to the IFI/DLI Board that set a standard for what a Director should be. I will always be blessed for having known Tom's friendship, and will miss him immensely.


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