BRUNSWICK — Donald David Goodenow Sr. age 68 of Karen Lane passed away Saturday March 10th at Mid Coast Hospital.

He was born on February 14, 1944 in Brunswick, the son of Stephen S. Sr. and Grace Libby Goodenow.

He attended Brunswick Schools and worked for the Town of Brunswick, Nickerson Trucking, and finally at Eastland Shoe, where he retired in 2008.

Don loved camping, riding motorcycles, horse racing, watching wrestling and listening to Elvis music. He was a quiet, simple man who worked hard and will be terribly missed by his neighbors who relied on him to be their handyman, tinkerer and snow blower. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. For the past seven years, Don proudly walked in the relay for life, a cancer survivor who tirelessly made it through this year’s relay even though he was so ill.

He is survived by his partner, Brenda J. Cook of Brunswick, Daughter Donnette Goodenow and her husband Richard Graves of Harpswell, sons Donald Goodenow Jr. and his wife Laurie of New Gloucester, and Darrell Goodenow of Brunswick, brothers Clinton "Ken" Goodenow and his wife Judy of Freeport, Steve Rowe and his wife Elaine of Brunswick, and Gerry Goodenow and his wife Ann of Brunswick, sister Ellie Aloisio and her husband Norman of Brunswick, 5 grandchildren Ben, Ricky and Tara Graves of Harpswell, Keshia McLean of VA, and Gabrielle Goodenow of Bath, 1 great-grandchild Ian McLean of VA, his loving Dog Peaches and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by a brother, Stephen Goodenow Jr.

Visiting hours will be held from 5- 7PM on Wednesday, March 14th at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick, where a brief celebration of his life will follow at 7PM. Condolences may be expressed and a memorial video viewed at

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