Donald E. Eugley, 88, passed away on June 9 at his home after a long illness with his beloved family by his side.
Donald was born in North Waldoboro on Sept. 18, 1929 as the only child of Merlin and Geneva (Robinson) Eugley. He grew up in North Waldoboro and attended schools in Waldoboro, graduating in 1946 from Waldoboro High School. He also attended University of Maine after high school. Donald married Elsie Hoak on July 3, 1951 and then served in the Korean War for two years. After his years in the service, he came back home to his wife and they started a family, raising four girls, first living on a farm in Waldoboro where he worked as a poultry farmer. Then they moved to the house that Donald built in North Waldoboro in 1974 where he and Elsie both resided until his death.
After retirement, Donald enjoyed spending time in the woods out back of his house, driving his dump truck, gardening, camping and going to Atlantic City and Hollywood Slots with Elsie. Donald also enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. Donald recently received an award from the American Legion for being a 60-year member. A loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Donald’s family was his whole life, he loved spending time with all of them and was always there for them when they needed him. He almost never missed a family function. He will be sadly missed by all family, extended family and friends that knew and loved him.
He was predeceased by his parents; and special mother-in-law, Eda Hoak.
Donald is survived by his loving wife of almost 67 years, Elsie Eugley of Waldoboro; daughters, Susan Cramer of Jefferson, Kathy Kinney and husband Joel, Tracie Reynolds and husband John, and Dawna Barbour and husband Glenn, all of Waldoboro; grandchildren, Jodi Shaw and husband of Webb of South China, Jeff Kinney and wife Kandi of Nobleboro, Jared Kinney of Waldoboro, Justin Reynolds and Brandon Nolan of Salisbury, Mass., Jillian Stebner and husband Brian of Nobleboro, Glenn Barbour and wife Jessica, and Brittany Barbour and companion Adam Kennard, all of Waldoboro; great-grandchildren, Austin, Evan, Faith and Lee Shaw of South China, Arie and Tucker Kennard, and Rachel Barbour of Waldoboro, and Connor Stebner of Nobleboro. Donald was also looking forward to the birth of his ninth great-grandchild, Carly Stebner of Nobleboro this fall.
At Donald’s request there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donald’s name may be made to the American Legion Charles C. Lilly Post #0149, 181 Jefferson St., Waldoboro, ME 04572.
Condolences can be shared with the family at hallfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Tribute Center, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.