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In Memory of

Donn Richard Storey

October 3, 1939 - August 7, 2017

Obituary


Cumberland - A Wonderful man left us on August 7, 2017. Donn Richard Storey Sr. was born on October 3, 1939. He was born and lived his entire life in Cumberland. He was one of nine children. Donn was in the National Guard from 1957-1964. He met his bride to be in 1953. They married in 1963, and spent the next fifty-four years raising their family.

Donn worked as a young man at A&P Warehouse, drove a truck for TEXACO for 18 years, entering and winning many rodeos, and finished his "official" truck-driving career...

Cumberland - A Wonderful man left us on August 7, 2017. Donn Richard Storey Sr. was born on October 3, 1939. He was born and lived his entire life in Cumberland. He was one of nine children. Donn was in the National Guard from 1957-1964. He met his bride to be in 1953. They married in 1963, and spent the next fifty-four years raising their family.

Donn worked as a young man at A&P Warehouse, drove a truck for TEXACO for 18 years, entering and winning many rodeos, and finished his "official" truck-driving career at Webber Fuels. Then came his second career. Words cannot express the pride that Donn felt about his three sons excavating business, Storey Brothers, of which he was part owner. While he was officially "retired", he worked a full week driving a truck for his sons' business. Whether in a dump truck, "mechanicing" or pulling equipment on a trailer, I do not think he could've been more proud. And while his one and only daughter, that he wanted, was initially a pain in his rear, he was pleased with how she turned out, as a mother and a nurse.

There was nothing more important to Donn than family, which he instilled into his own children. In his "spare" time, he lobstered as a younger man in his boat the "swampskit", hauled wood from his woodlot, snowmobiled, climbed Katahdin at 70 years old, traveled and vacationed with his sister "Arlene" (Pat) and her husband Frank, and spent all available weekends at camp with his wife, having a Thursday night Margarita, at Messalonskee Lake, where he spent time with his children and towing his grandchildren on a tube behind his boat.

While our hearts break from our great loss, my father himself said "who else has lived such a good and healthy life for 77 years?" And another one of my favorites, "If I'd known the first four kids were going to turn out so well, I would have had four more." Thank you Dad, your big smile and personality will be sorely missed by all.

Predeceased by his parents Horace and Doris Storey. Survived by the love of his life Patricia Storey; children, Donn (Rick) Storey Jr. and Lisa, Jim and Kim Storey, Tim and Jill Storey and Jane and Steve Abbott; thirteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, four brothers, Harland Sr., Charles, Robert and Philip Storey and four sisters, Arlene (Pat) Patrizio, Grace Carvahlo, Eleanor Randall and Diane Crocker.

Services will be as follows, visiting hours from 4-7 PM on Thursday, August 10, at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 PM on Friday, August 11, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 326 Main St, Yarmouth. Burial will follow at Moss Side Cemetery in Cumberland Center. Reception to follow at the family barn, located at 45 Middle Rd. Cumberland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or the Storey Family Scholarship Fund:

Donate by mail:

National MS Foundation

PO Box 4527

New York, NY 10163


Donate by phone:

1-800-344-4867

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate


Storey Family Scholarship Fund
28 Shirley Lane
Cumberland, ME 04021

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