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Dana Fred Purington, SrMarch 30, 1954 ~ August 24, 2017 (age 63)
Dana Fred Purington Sr.
1954 - 2017
GARDINER - Dana F. Purington Sr., 63, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017, surrounded by loved ones, after a brave battle with lung cancer. Dana was born on March 30, 1954, the son of Robert E. Purington Sr. and Helen Austin Purington.
He grew up in Gardiner, Maine and graduated from Gardiner Area High School in 1972. Dana was previously a registered Maine Guide and he was the owner/operator of P and P Construction - a local roofing company.
An avid story teller, his quick wit and engaging personality endeared him to many. He had a lifelong love of hunting and fishing which he passed on to his children.
Dana was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Galen (Bud) Purington.
Dana is survived by his four sons, Peter, Adam, Dana Jr., and Devyn Purington and four daughters Sheri Purington, and Marcella Bernard and her partner Matt Collins, Ashley Bernard and her partner Mike Gove, and Bianca Bernard and her partner Doug MacMaster. He is survived by four grandchildren, Wyatt and Madison Gove, Mason MacMaster and Myah Hunter. He is also survived by his brother Robert Purington Jr. and his wife Barbara, his sisters Bonnie Purington, Claudette Purington and her husband Thomas Keyes and Sheila Pierce and her husband John Pierce Sr.; two very special cousins John Purington and Teresa Trott. In addition, he is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews as well as his dog Scout and a crow named Buddy.
A funeral service will be held at the Trott Farm on the Beedle Road in Richmond, Maine on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Visitation with the family will begin at 1:00 p.m. and the service will follow at 2:00 p.m.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the many family, friends and community members who have supported the family during this very difficult time.