Douglas A. Moody, 60: Enjoyed natural beauty of outdoors

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CUMBERLAND — Douglas A. “Doug” Moody, 60, died at home June 4 following a six-month battle with cancer.

Born in Portland, April 11, 1951, he was a son of David B. Moody Sr., and Carrie Elizabeth Moody.

He died as he had lived: peacefully, gently and surrounded by those who loved him.

He grew up in Cumberland and graduated from Greely High School in 1969.

After he attended Bates College, he took an internship at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf. Upon completing graduate school at Gallaudet University, he spent the remainder of his life working with deaf students.

He first worked at The American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, Conn., until he returned to the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, formerly the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, on Mackworth Island.

His appreciation for the beauty of the natural world and love for animals defined his interests and positive outlook on life. He shared his appreciation for the woods with his son and other children over the years.

His enthusiasm for life was exemplified by his garrulous personality. He enjoyed cooking, music, and hosting gatherings in his home for horseshoes and card games.

He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Donald E. Moody.

Survivors include his son, David R. Moody, of Cumberland; and his brother, David B. Moody, Jr., of Cumberland.

His stories, laughter, warmth, will remain in the hearts of everyone whose life he touched.

Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.

A celebration of his life will be held at his home at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 11.

Memorial donations may be made to The Foundation for Maine’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, 1 Mackworth Island, Falmouth, ME 04105.

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