Dolores “DeeDee” Rahkonen, 59, of Newcastle, longtime resident of Rockland, passed away at her home on the afternoon of Oct. 13. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of Edward and Beatrice (Merrifield) Davis.
DeeDee grew up in Warren, attending schools there. On April 16, 1976, she married Neil Rahkonen on his birthday, in Rockland. The couple would make their home in Rockland for 37 years. DeeDee and Neil worked together at Port Clyde Canning for 17 years, and later with Mail Services in Rockland for over 10 years. Most recently, DeeDee had been working in seafood processing for Linda Bean’s.
More than anything, DeeDee simply enjoyed being with, and spending time with, her family and friends. She will be missed by all.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Neil W. Rahkonen; brothers, Roy Davis, Carroll Davis, Larry Davis, and Kim Davis; as well as sisters, Darlene Young and Louise Johnson.
DeeDee is survived by son, Chris Rahkonen and wife Harmony of Morrill; daughter, Ashley Rahkonen and fiance David Walls of Rockland; twin brother, Dwight Davis; brothers, Craig Davis, and Terrence Davis and wife Judy; sister, Lisa King and husband Wayne; grandchildren, Haili and Colton Rahkonen, and Ethan Walls; many nieces and nephews, including special nieces, Heather Winchenbach and husband Jason, Rebekah Winchenbach and husband Josh, and Kaitlin King and companion Jack Raposo; and special nephew, Andy Davis.
At DeeDee’s request, there will be no services.
Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.