Donna M. Tripp

LITCHFIELD – Donna M. Tripp, 76, of Litchfield, Maine, and formerly of Duxbury, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at home with her husband by her side.
She was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, on Jan. 30, 1945, the daughter of Joseph and Mary-Ann (Basher) Fitzpatrick.
Donna grew up a tom-boy and competed on the stock car racing scene in the 1970s. She drove a 1957 Chevrolet with a Corvette engine. She would go on to work at the Fernandes supermarket chain and later start her own pet care business out of Duxbury, known as Hoof-Paw-Fin-Claw. She loved all animals and was known to stop traffic to assist a wayward turtle or swan. Retiring to Maine with a water view was a lifelong dream achieved.
She was predeceased by her parents, Mary-Ann and Joseph Fitzpatrick, and her brother, Paul Gleason Fitzpatrick.

She leaves behind her husband of 44 years, Carlton W. Tripp, son, Robert Tripp and his wife Laura, and stepchildren, Carl, Brian and Ann.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, November 13, from 4-7 p.m., at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 20, at 1:30 p.m., in the Mayflower Cemetery, 774 Tremont Street, Duxbury, Mass.
Arrangements are entrusted with Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to area animal control shelters.

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