LIMESTONE – Donald N. Craig, 68, beloved husband of Audrey M. (Graham) Craig, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 23, 2013, at a Bangor health care facility, following a brief illness. He was born May 13, 1945, in Portland, the son of Arthur B. and Arlene (Sands) Craig.
Following his high school graduation, Donald enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Donald enlisted into the U.S. Air Force on July 7, 1971, and proudly served his country, being stationed in several locations, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Germany for four years, Colorado for ten years and two assignments at Loring Air Force Base, where he was honorably discharged as a Master Sergeant on July 31, 1991. After 20 years of dedicated service to the Air Force, he was awarded the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. He was married to Audrey M. Graham on May 12, 1973, and had been employed by D.F.A.S. at the former Loring AFB, Limestone for 13 years as a liaison officer until his retirement in 2007. Donald was a member of the V.F.W. Lister-Knowlton Post No. 9389, Caribou, the former American Legion, O’bar-Phair Post No. 127, Limestone, the Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge, Limestone, and a dedicated member of Limestone United Methodist Church, where he served as trustee. Donald will be remembered as a wonderful and caring husband, brother and friend, who was highly dedicated to his family, church, friends and the U.S. Military. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and trips to the camp in North Amity with his brother-in-law and hunting partner, Roland Graham and his wife, Marjorie.
Mr. Craig was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Audrey of Limestone; and three sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Dennis Martin of Londonderry, N.H., Beverly and Larry Graden of Florida, and Patricia and Kenny Gott of Hooksett, N.H. He will also be missed and fondly remembered by his cat, Smoky, as well as his Pastor and special friend, Ellen Cleaves and her husband, Malcolm Hare, of Limestone; his brother-in-law, Roland Graham and his wife, Marjorie, of Houlton; several nieces and nephews; and wonderful friends too numerous to mention.
In keeping with Donald’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A service to celebrate Donald’s life will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Limestone United Methodist Church, corner of Burleigh and Main Streets, Limestone, with Pastor Ellen Cleaves officiating. Interment will follow at Northern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Caribou. After the interment, all are invited to attend a time of continued fellowship with refreshments in the church reception area. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Craig to Limestone United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 2 Burleigh Ave., Limestone, ME 04750. Envelopes will be available at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com.