EAST ORLAND – Donald F. Barton, 78, died June 14, 2012, at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital after a short illness of lung cancer. He was born March 22, 1934, son of Francis Cecil and Dorothy B. (Robinson) Barton.
Donald enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean War. He worked for Connecticut Highway Department for 32 years. Don also worked in real estate in New Hampshire until retiring in 1999. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, reading and being outdoors. He worked with the Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls when his children were young. Don was a member of Episcopal Church, Danbury, Conn., where he contributed his wonderful bass singing voice to the choir singing solos as needed.
Don is survived by his beloved wife of 16 years, Susan Ayres Barton of East Orland; son, Steven J. Barton and wife, Susan, of Franklin, N.H.; daughters, Debra L. Barton of Northfield, N.H., Heather Barton Lindloff and husband, Richard, of Stonington, Eileen B. Marcoux and husband, Michael, of Franklin, N.H., and Rachele Barton of East Orland; grandchildren, Shayla DePolo of Dover, N.H., Amanda Barton, Kaylah Barton, Jamie Marcoux and Gerald Marcoux, all of Franklin, N.H.; and brother, Roger E. Barton and wife, Annette, of Oakville, Conn. He was predeceased by his first wife, Cynthia Rathbone Barton; daughter, Rebecca; and sister, Iona Ingersoll.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at All Saints Episcopal Church, Oakville, Conn. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Winsted, Conn. Officiating will be the Rev. Virginia Peacock of Stonington. Soloist will be Linda Parker from New Milford, Conn. Contributions in Don’s memory may be made to SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605; or St. Brendan the Navigator, P.O. Box 165, Stonington, ME 04681. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 141 South St., Blue Hill. Condolences may be expressed at