Donald A. Estabrook Sr., 82

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YARMOUTH — Donald A. Estabrook Sr., 82, of Yarmouth, died unexpectedly on Sept. 26.

He was born in Freeport on Feb. 17, 1932, a son of Adelaide (Cleaves) and Jason Estabrook.

For 32 years, Estabrook was employed by Texaco. After retirement in 1997, he enjoyed a part-time job in Orlando, Florida, where he delivered ambulances throughout the United States. One of his most memorable trips was to Yellowstone National Park. He had wintered in Orlando for the past 14 years.

A husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Estabrook took great pride in the care of his home, particularly his lawn and garden. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and took pride in the moose he shot. He also enjoyed many trips to Prince Edward Island, where he had a summer cottage. After it was sold, he continued yearly visits for the “Palmer Road Picnic” on the island, where he saw many of his current wife’s family.

He particularly enjoyed sharing morning coffee with his youngest brother, Gene, who visited every morning while in Yarmouth.

Estabrook was a lifetime member of the Cumberland Farmers Club and American Legion Post No. 91.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy Tibbetts, in 1980, and his grandson, James White III, in 2003.

Estabrook is survived by his wife of 30 years, M. Joan Bernard Estabrook; three sons, Donald A. Estabrook Jr., Eugene J. Estabrook and Jay S. Estabrook; daughter, Alicia Zupancic; grandchildren, Susan Payson-White, April Estabrook, Jasmine Estabrook, Jay Estabrook, Samantha Estabrook, Jennifer Block, Jack Zupancic and Jade Zupancic; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, Earle E. Estabrook, Glenn A. Estabrook, Allen L. Estabrook and Gene A. Estabrook; sister, Sharon A. Hines; three stepchildren, Maria Grindle, Sonny Wells and Charles Wells; step-grandchildren, Jonathan Kenney, Christopher Wells, Kaicee Wells, Matthew Wells and Candace Wells; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Oct. 1 at Lindquist Funeral Home, and burial was at Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074; to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Maine Affiliate, P.O. Box 1626, Bangor, ME 04402-1626; or to a charity of one’s choice.

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