Donald Hendsbee

Donald W. Hendsbee

Friday, August 17th, 1928 - Monday, March 11th, 2019
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East Millinocket – Donald W. Hendsbee, 90, went to be with his wife, Gloria, early in the morning hours of Monday, March 11, 2019. He was born August 17, 1928 in Anson Valley, the son of Lloyd and Phoebe (Knowlan) Hendsbee.
Donald worked at the Great Northern Paper Mill in East Millinocket for over 40 years, retiring in 1986. He was an avid Red Sox fan, and was a loyal follower of Schenck High School sports teams, especially those on which his children and grandchildren were participants. Donald looked forward each year to spending a week in Bangor watching the basketball tournaments. He was also a coach of the Little League Red Sox team, and also loved golfing, bowling and square dancing. Donald was a great father and Grandfather, and was known to his grandchildren as “Grampy Tata”. He also enjoyed travelling with his wife and their many friends, with whom they created many happy memories and many, many stories. Donald will be remembered as an honorable and truthful man, and a loyal friend.
He is survived by five children, Sandy Saucedo, Gail Hamm and Ed, Bonnie Gallant and Danny, Donnie Hendsbee and Barbara, and Laurie York and Steve; a special “daughter” Cheryl Powers; 10 grandchildren, Michele Saucedo, Ken Saucedo, Ed Hamm, III, Sonja and Brad Bugg, Michelle and Cory Hatch, Jerry and Julie Hamm, Amy and Jason Pelkey, Brian Gallant, Jason and Heather York, Bubba and Nicole York; 28 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; a sister Margaret Cowan of Madison; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, Gloria, Donald was predeceased by 8 siblings, May Aho, Lillian Craven, Alfred Hendsbee, Millie Moody, Wilfred Hendsbee, Lauria Hendsbee, Bud Hendsbee, and Muriel Remick; five grandchildren, Terry Ferguson, Stevie York, Nicole (York) Cox, Jeremy Hendsbee, and Julie Hendsbee.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Colonial Health Care for the loving care given to Donald during his time there, and the many courtesies extended to the family.
Friends are invited to visit with the family 4-7 PM Thursday, March 14 at the First Congregational Church of East Millinocket, 11 Maple Street, East Millinocket, where funeral services will be held 1 P.M. Friday, March 15 with the Rev. Bruce Burnham, pastor, presider. Spring interment will be at the East Millinocket Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, East Millinocket.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    First Congregational Church of East Millinocket
    11 Maple St.
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  • Service

    Friday, March 15th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Friday, March 15th, 2019 1:00pm
    First Congregational Church of East Millinocket
    11 Maple St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Bruce Burnham
  • Interment

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    Interment will be in the springtime.


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Cathie Baker

Posted at 04:11pm
Our prayers and sympathies for all the family. For us he was always Mr. Hendsbee, a respected man in our community. Will always remember his smile and the twinkle in his eye, his love for Gloria (Mrs. H.) and all the family. He will be missed. Sincerely, Cathie and Bob Baker

Molly & Archie McGINLEY

Posted at 12:13am
our deepest sympathy to the family of Donald Hendsbee.


Posted at 04:42pm
May the family of Donald W. Hendsbee please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

Gina Moore Posted at 06:56pm

My deepest sympathy to the entire Hendsbee family. What a wonderful man he was. RIP Tata.

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