Donald L. Woodbury

FAIRFIELD – Donald L. “The Legend” Woodbury, 70, passed away peacefully on Wednesday Dec. 1, 2021, with his children by his side after losing his battle with his memory loss with Dementia. Don was born on April 7,1951 in Waterville. He is the son of the late Manley Mower and Julia Nellie Pitts.

Don attended the Waterville schools and received his GED. From there, Don went on and started his first business, “Woodbury’s Market” of Albion from 1976-1989. Don was a caregiver from the start. He took care of the people of Albion with supplying groceries and gas to families in need. It didn’t matter the time of day; he was always available to open his store at late hours to take care of the people of Albion. You could always find Don at his store playing cribbage and drinking coffee at the lunch counter with his customers and friends.

Don loved owning his own business but was ready for a new challenge. Don always liked to try new things. He sold the store and opened his second business, “Woodbury’s Restaurant” in South China from 1989-to the early 2000’s. Don looked forward to going into the restaurant in the early mornings to see his regular customers and prepping for the home cooked meals he made.

He worked many long hours and decided to sell his restaurant and work at the Country Manor Nursing Home in Coopers Mills as the Maintenance Director. He loved to be around people and would spend time socializing with the residents and maintaining the property. Due to his declining health, he retired in July of 2018.

Don enjoyed watching hockey and would attend the Frozen Four at every chance he had. He especially enjoyed watching the football games with his children. He was a former member of the Masons. He treasured the time he spent with his family and never missed an opportunity to eat a sweet or two.

Don will always be remembered as a simple man who took care of people and giving realistic advice when asked.

He is survived by his children Rachel Woodbury of Fairfield, Don Woodbury and his wife Heather of Fairfield, James Woodbury and his wife Erin of Winslow; his sister Pamela Newton of Brunswick; his 10 grandchildren Brittny Audet, Matthew Woodbury, Austin Woodbury, Bailey Carter, Brielle Carter, Dakota Woodbury, Ayva Woodbury, Wyatt Woodbury, Indiana Woodbury, and Rylee Gehrke; and his great-grandchildren Elaina, Carter, Greyson, Colin, Grady, Raelyn, and Paisley. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by his twin sister Donna Hinkley and his brothers Billy Cobb, Samuel “Woody” Cobb, Kenneth Woodbury and James Mower.

Although they were no longer married, Don is survived by the love of his life Joanne Woodbury and her children that he loved as his own, Lance Lucas and Marcy Nelson.

Don left behind his lifetime best friends Bert and Jan Corrigan

A special thank you to the nursing Staff at Sandy River Nursing Home- Clearwater Unit and to Beacon Hospice Center.

Don’s visiting hours will be in the Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St. Fairfield on Dec. 5, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. His Funeral Service will be in the Funeral Home on Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. Celebration of life following at American Legion, 86 Main St. Fairfield. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

Arrangements are in the care of the Lawry Brother’s Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, where condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers,

donations in his memory may be made to:

The Dementia Society of America; in Memory of Donald Woodbury, http://www.dementiasociety.org



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