Douglas A. Herrick

Douglas A. Herrick

Douglas (Doug) A. Herrick (63) passed away peacefully in his Hancock home on February 7th, 2020, after a seven year battle with lung cancer. He was born February 1st 1957, to George & Carolyn Herrick in Belfast, at Waldo County General Hospital.
Doug graduated from Searsport High School, in 1975 where he excelled in a variety of athletics. The following year on September 25th, he married the love of his life, Donna E. (Hamilton) Herrick.
After working at the Ellsworth American running the paper machines, he became a longshoreman, working the docks in Searsport. In 1981 there was an accident at work which left him fighting for his life. Doug was crushed when a 1,500 lbs paper roll fell from 40 ft, fractured several of his bones including his back, and crushing his face. Doug was a fighter, and after a long recovery he went to work for himself, clam and worm digging, and as a Licensed Bait farmer/ distributer. He spent his evenings as the Night Manager at Tideway Market where he worked for over 20 years. Doug was a caretaker for the last 15 years of his life for many MDI Properties, including a special family, close to his heart; The Kales.
Doug was an outdoorsman of every kind. He loved to hunt, fish & bird watch. Doug raised free range ducks & could often be found by his back yard pond feeding them & “his” fish. If you didn’t find him at home or working, you could more than likely find him at The Tideway scratching lottery tickets, which served him well when he won $100,000 in 2009.
He was a family man and put his children & family first, in everything he did. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Donna (Hamilton) Herrick, their Son; Danny Herrick & wife Tammy Herrick, and their Daughter Coralee Dewey & husband Donny Dewey.
“Pa Doug” also lives on in the lives of his granddaughters, Jordan Herrick, Megan Welch, Kassie (Herrick) Warren, Abby Welch, Corinne Gleason, and grandson Derek Gleason. His great-grandsons; Milo, Kolby, Cooper, and Mitchell.
Doug is also Survived by his siblings and their spouses; Dolores & Edgar Merrithew, Donald & Darlene Herrick , Darlene & Herman Barr, Dorothy & Arnold Connor, Denise & William Dakin, Donna Parks, as well as many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly and special niece who considered him like a father; Heatherlyn Hamilton-Chronis.
Doug was preceded in death by, his parents, George & Carolyn Herrick, great-granddaughter Leeona Warren, his dear friend Jeff Bright, and of course his beloved dog ‘Sir Coco Puff.’
“Doug was a good man”, a quote from many. He will be missed, and in our hearts forever. A special thank you, from his family to Barbra Patten and Nurse Alley Roar, for providing Doug with quality end of life care. A celebration of life will be held at the home where Doug and Donna built their life together and upholding Doug’s wishes, the service will be held in June.
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10 Condolences

  • Diana Rogers Posted February 11, 2020 5:48 pm

    Donna & family we were so sad to hear from Cora Lee that Doug was sick, and now that he has passed. He was indeed a good man and will be missed

  • Betty Fraser Posted February 11, 2020 6:24 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your family’s loss.

  • Christine Wark Posted February 11, 2020 8:12 pm

    A well written memorial & tribute to a strong, loving, kind man who will be greatly missed! My condolences to those closest to him dealing with & mourning the death of Doug. So hard to deal with such a profound loss. Doug did his best in all he did & fought hard. I am hopeful healing, peace, & fond memories soon replace the feelings of hurt & anger that mourning brings. Love to you all!

  • Melissa and Warren Young Posted February 11, 2020 9:07 pm

    So very sorry for your loss He was an amazing man hugs to you all

  • Kassie Lee Warren Posted February 12, 2020 9:11 am

    The most incredible man, we may ever know. You will be missed forever, Bamps. It was a privilege to belong to you.

  • Alan H Flye Posted February 13, 2020 8:08 pm

    My sincerest condolences for your loss. He was one of the few worm diggers i enjoyed bring around. There wasn’t too many of them. He was a good man who helped my dad from time to time. So, i have many good experiences with him.

  • Dan Rayner Posted February 14, 2020 8:02 am

    Doug was my neighbor for the entire 22 plus years I’ve lived on Mud Creek Road. I hired him to mow my lawn when I first moved in. He was very fair, and treated me well. From that point on, he always upheld that same kind of standard. He was one of those persons who’d help you if you needed it. Simply put, he was a good all around kind of guy. Although it’s sad to see the world lose such a great individual, we can also look back on all the good he did for his family, himself and others. May you rest in peace Doug.

    Your Neighbor and Friends,
    Dan & Steff

  • Dean A. Basher Posted February 17, 2020 9:06 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss. He was a great man. He was always fun to talk with when we went into the store. May the Lord comfort you all during this trying time.

  • Tina Gilbert-Powell Posted February 19, 2020 12:49 pm

    Doug and my Dad were best friends for many years. As a child, I remember our families doing so many things together. He was a big part of my childhood and, although I was always such a shy/quiet person, I hope that Doug knew how much he was cared for and what a great influence in my life he truly was. If not for him, I probably would have NEVER gotten my driver’s license. I failed twice until Doug took pity on me and taught me to parallel park! A kindness that I appreciate so VERY much while others probably cursed his teaching me as it seems that I’m not the greatest driver in the world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family/loved ones, especially his wife, Donna, daughter, Cora, and son, Danny. RIP Doug! Please tell my Daddy that I love him and miss him and say hi to Jimmy for me too! <3

  • Kristen and Arlo Redman Posted February 20, 2020 12:27 pm

    RIP Dougie, you will be missed. We will all see you again someday! Keep looking down on Donna and your family you were well loved and will be very missed! Sorry for your loss to all the Herrick family.

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