MATTAWAMKEAG – Donald Lee Pepin, 50, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, doing what he loved – driving his truck. He was born Dec. 16, 1959, in Ohio, the son of Richard and Beverly (Moody) Pepin. Donnie was raised in Mattawamkeag. He attended Mattanawcook Academy, Lincoln, and graduated in 1979. He loved life and laughter, and always lifted everyone’s spirits. He enjoyed helping others and was always ready to lend a hand. He was an outdoorsman and loved spending time with his family. He was a great husband and an amazing father. His laughter, generosity and his joy of living everyday will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known him. He was predeceased by his brother, Gary Pepin, in January. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Cassie Pepin of Mattawamkeag; his children, Brandon Pepin and girlfriend, Tori Ferguson, of Mattawamkeag, and Kimmi Pepin and her fiance, Elwood Stinson, of Mattawamkeag; his first grandchild on the way; his mother and father, Richard and Beverly Pepin of Mattawamkeag; his mother and father-in-law, Sylvia and Larry Osborne of Lee; his brothers, Tim and Alison Pepin of Richmond, Kevin Pepin of Mattawamkeag and Mike and Debbie Moody of Monroe; his sisters, Gail Seavey of Mattawamkeag, Donna Fortin of Mattawamkeag, and Jenny Bradbury and her husband, Carl, of South Portland; his in-laws, Christine Pepin of Madison, Paula and Bill Gray of Medway, Larry and Margaret Osborne of Medway, Albert and Theresa Osborne of Florida, Wally and Julie Osborne of Lee, Eddie and Laurie Osborne of Bucksport, Keith and Rudy Osborne of Florida, Arthur and Theresa Osborne of Chester, David and Cheryl Osborne of Newburgh, and Aldea Jenkins and fiance, Blaine Clay, of Lincoln; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a best friend to everyone and will be deeply missed by all. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where funeral services will begin 1:30 p.m. Friday with Deacon Danny Watson officiating. Interment will be at Mattawamkeag Cemetery. There will be a gathering at Mattawamkeag Municipal Building after the committal service. Donations may be made in Donnie’s memory to the March of Dimes. To sign an online guest register and to leave written condolences, please visit www.clayfuneralhome.com.