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Paul William Donovan

July 25, 1942 — January 6, 2017

Obituary for Paul William Donovan

Calais – Paul “Wimmie” William Donovan, 74, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones, at Calais Regional Hospital. Wimmie was born in Calais on July 25, 1942, son of the late Paul and Mary (Ross) Donovan. He graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1960, and shortly after started his career as a salesman for Humpty Dumpty. On July 13, 1963, he married his high school sweetheart, Carol Elizabeth Campbell. Wimmie retired from Humpty Dumpty with 40 years of service. He was a Communicant of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church in Calais, a former member of the Calais Lions Club, and was an avid outdoorsman. Wimmie enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking/carpentry and watching the Red Sox. He loved spending time at his camp on Cathance Lake with his family, especially his son and best friend, Jeffrey.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Wilfred Donovan; and a sister Donna Daye. Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Carol Donovan; three children, Troy Donovan and wife Laura “Curly” of Calais, Jeffrey Donovan of Calais, and Joanne Cushing and husband Ricky of Pembroke; eight grandchildren, Justin Donovan of Bangor, Jessica Raymond and husband Chris of Carmel, Brianna, Derek, Piper and Sammy Donovan, all of Calais, James Farley MM1 USN and wife Fuka of Japan, and Tyler Farley IC2 USN and wife Ashley of San Diego, CA; four great-grandchildren, Brielle, Jamison, Jayce and Caleb; brother-in-law Joseph Campbell of AZ; sisters-in-law Peggy Bryant and husband Gordon of AZ, Linda Curtis of Grand Lake Stream, and Jackie Campbell of Glenburn; many nieces and nephews; and his canine companion Benji, and feline companion Squeek.

In keeping with Wimmie’s wishes, there will be no service. In honor of his son Jeffrey, donations in his memory may be made to the Frank Beckett Center, PO Box 384, Calais, ME 04619, where Jeff has been a participant for almost 30 years. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.


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