“It is with great sadness that we write this to inform the town that our first selectman, Tom Flacke, has passed away,” wrote the Town of Morrill, on its Facebook page, Nov. 2.
“ While everyone in the office initially tested negative after exposure to COVID, we all were told to quarantine for the full two weeks in case symptoms later developed. Last week, while in quarantine, Tom was admitted to the hospital for flu-like symptoms and COVID was eventually confirmed.
“Early Sunday morning Tom passed away. We are all heartbroken over the loss of this wonderful man and are grieving for his family, friends, and for ourselves. Tom's years of service to this community was a gift from which the town has greatly benefited. He will be missed.”
The town had closed its town office on Oct. 20 until Oct. 28, after a staff member tested positive.