CARIBOU – Donald L. Belyea, 93, died Thursday night, Feb. 20, 2014, at Cary Medical Center in Caribou. He was born Oct. 13, 1920, in Caribou, the son of Gordon and Adelaide (Sweeney) Belyea.
He married the love of his life, Averill (Hale) June 14, 1942, and together they operated a dairy and potato farm for over 50 years, and raised their family. Farming was a large part of his life, right behind family and he continued to follow all the farming operations in the local area right to the very end. Family was his pride and joy, especially his nine grandchildren who he loved to have around to help out with chores, ride the ponies, and most of all to fun around with! He was a member of the Gray Memorial United Methodist Church in Caribou, a 72 year member of the masons and a longtime member of the Odd Fellows.
Donald is survived by three sons and their wives, Ronald and Paula of Dennis, Mass., David and Sheila of Caribou, and Stephen and Joan of Hermon; three brothers, Richard of Caribou, Foye of Florida, and Roger of California; three sisters, Jeanette Belyea of Caribou, Ruth Bemis of Yarmouth, and Faye Campbell of Michigan; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Averill (Hale) Belyea; two brothers, Kenneth and Earl Belyea; two sisters, Lois and Emily “Bette.”
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Gray Memorial United Methodist Church, Caribou. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in the spring. Online condolences may be shared at www.Lancaster Morgan.com.