William B. Wade

RAYMOND – William B. Wade, 78, of Raymond, died March 7, 2023 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Bill was born Aug. 18, 1944, to Nathaniel B. Wade and Ester E. Wade. Bill was the fourth out of five children and grew up in Waldoboro and graduated from Waldoboro High School.

Bill met Carol at a young age, they married and had three beautiful children, Lisa, Nathaniel and Sue. Bill is remembered by his children growing up taking family boating trips and fond family gatherings at camp on Pemaquid Lake.

Bill started his work career at Sylvania as a mechanic. He then went on to a monument business, and with the help of his brother-in-law Melvin, he began his postal service career part time in Waldoboro, then transferring to Standish as a full time mail carrier for the next 26 years. Bill also worked his way up to a Master Mason in King Solomon’s Lodge #61 in Waldoboro.

Bill had a very special bond with his sister, Patty, as he donated one of his kidneys to her, such a priceless gift of love. Family mattered to him. A treasured quote he always told his daughters was, “ You can do anything you put your mind to.” This is how he lived life, if you believe you can, you will succeed.

Bill met and married Donna in 1989. They built their home in Raymond where we all shared many memorable occasions. Every gathering was special. To everyone that knew Bill, he was something special to each one of us. Whether it was him as a loving and faithful husband, devoted father/step-father, caring grandfather/great-grandfather, or a trusted friend.

Bill was known for his kindness, honesty, his warm smile, infectious laugh and sense of humor and his dedication to everyone he loved. He touched us all. Aside from family and friends, Bill had many pleasures in life, he enjoyed the outdoors with many memorable hunting and fishing trips. He enjoyed restoring his boat, gardening, road trips and riding on his tractor.

Bill is predeceased by both his parents; brother, Bruce, sister, Patty; and great-grandson, Jackson.

He is survived by his sisters Natalie Benner (husband Alan) and Vicky Pinkham (husband Buzzy), brother-in-law, Melvin Waters, his wife Donna of 33 years; daughters Lisa Starr (husband David) and Sue Dodge (fiance Mark Page), son, Nathaniel, stepdaughters Wendy Godwin (fiance Terry) and Darcy Davison (husband Mike), stepson, Alan (wife Tami); 13 grandchildren, Amber, Bryant, Adam, Stephanie, Cameron, Austin, Jessica, Heather, Charlie, Jerry, Bryan, Tyler and Kara; 22 great-grandchildren, Jay, Gabrielle, Madison, Alexis, Sienna, Arthur, Aiden, Charlie, Ava, Kaiden, Adalyn, Liam, Owen, Katelyn, Mikayla, Sammy, Riley, Lucy, Charlie, Logan, Emma and William; as well as several nieces and nephews; and lifelong friend, Mark Pitcher.

We would like to thank the Androscoggin Hospice House for their compassion, support and dedication they provide for every single person that they care for.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at the Naples American Legion Post, 26 Casco Rd., Naples.

Lastly, Bill- This is not goodbye – it’s until we see you again. Love to you forever, From all of us.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the


Hospice House

15 Strawberry Ave.

Lewiston, ME 04240

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