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Douglas E. Denbow

February 10, 1943 — November 18, 2022

Lubec, Maine

Douglas Earl Denbow, 79, of Lubec Maine. Passed away on November 18th, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. Douglas was known as Doug or Dougie, he was born on February 10th 1942 to Rebecca Pressley and Earl Denbow of Bailey’s Mistake Trescott, Maine.

As a young man Doug worked at numerous jobs, starting at C.E. Noyes in Westbrook, there he met and married his wife Ramona. He then moved his family to Vermont to start a job at Tap and Dye, Doug was offered a job in South Portland to drive trucks for Sunshine n’ Biscuit Distributors out of Winthrop, later known as Shop n’ Save. His job transferred him to Machias to work for Hannaford Brothers allowing him to move to Lubec. Doug finally retired after thirty-three years, for one year before reentering the trucking business for ten more years.

Doug enjoyed his Western movies, books, and spending time in his garage working on his 1989 Dodge Ram truck, everyone always knew if his truck was gone, he was at the stores chatting with the workers. He also enjoyed visiting his many family members, drinking coffee, and visits or phone calls from his two sisters and families. The thing he loved most though was family gatherings and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He would help his family the best he could and everyone appreciated him for it.

Douglas was predeceased by his beloved family members, his mother and father, sisters Victoria Williams, Pamela Wisewell, and grandson Josie Jodway. He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Ramona Denbow, his children Loretta Denbow of Lubec, Sheila Denbow of Robbinston, Sue and husband Danny Jodway of Whiting; nine grandchildren, Samantha, Colby, Dustin, Christopher, Brian, Courtney, Cody, Christina, and Kimberly; thirteen great-grandchildren, Gage, Kailee, Addilyn, Kaden, Jaelyn, Harper, Jenna, Ella, Nate, Carter, Jocelyn, Colton and Grayson; two sisters Shirley Campbell and Debbie Walsh; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Lubec First Responders and Ambulance Crew; also everyone who made a phone call or visit. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home Calais & Eastport.

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