Donald Wilson Trussell Jr., 72, of Whitefield, passed away Nov. 6 in the Augusta Rehab Center, Augusta.
He was born Feb. 3, 1945, a son of the late Donald Sr., and Emily (Emerson) Trussell. He graduated from Gardiner Area High School, class of 1964. He was a Connecticut resident from 1967 to 1998 when he returned to Maine. He was a retired mechanic and an avid drag racer for many years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and restoring a 1950 International Harvester truck. Donnie was a member of Gassah Guys Racing Club, and a tech guy at Winterport Dragway for many years. His love for racing will be remembered by all.
Donnie is survived by daughters, Dawn Donnelly and husband Michael of Durham, Conn., and Vicki Bird and husband Michael of Deland, Fla.; grandchildren, Marisa Doyon, Lauren Donnelly, and Zachary Bird; siblings, Joan Marston of Gardiner, Nancy Jewett and husband Curtis of Pittston, Louise Yeaton and husband Francis of Richmond, Stephen Trussell and wife Debbie, Brian Trussell and wife Lucille, and Wayne Trussell and wife Kathy, all of Pittston; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and many friends.
A celebration of Donnie’s life will take place at 1 p.m., Sat., Nov. 18 at Faith Christian Church Hall, 280 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner.