HOLDEN – Donald W. Nelligan Sr., 86, passed away peacefully at his home on Aug. 15, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Don was born Aug. 14, 1927, in Holden, to Edward and Frances (Lambert) Nelligan.
Don graduated St. John’s Catholic School and attended John Bapst High School. He lived his entire life in Holden and worked over 35 years for a local trucking company where he was recognized for driving more than 2 million miles accident free. Additionally, Don was a well-respected, successful local business owner for over 50 years. He was a man of sterling character and profound faith who loved his family deeply.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy (Adams) Nelligan; and his three daughters, Christina Nelligan of Augusta, Susan and her husband, Ronald Scott, of Holden and Margaret “Peggy” and her husband, Brian Bush, also of Holden. “Papa” also leaves behind his adoring grandchildren, Andrew Scott and his wife, Jessica, of Hampden, Matthew Bush and Caroline Bush both of Holden; and two great-granddaughters, Alexis and Abigail Scott of Hampden. Don is also survived by a brother, James Sr. of Greentown, Ind.; as well as several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Don was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Edward Jr. and Paul; a sister, Kathleen; and a son, Donald “Donnie” W. Nelligan Jr.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and deepest gratitude to Mari, Lana and Tricia from the Bangor Area Visiting Nurses, and to Heather, Cynthia, and Siobhan from Premier Health Care for their loving care of Don.
Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 300 State St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John’s, 217 York St., Bangor. Internment will follow in the family plot at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor.