Harry “Wayne” Doolan II, 48, passed away at his home, September 3, 2022. He was born February 7, 1974, in Waterville, the son of Harry I and Louise (LaFlamme) Doolan.
Wayne attended Waterville Senior High where he excelled at hockey and football. He began his culinary career with his dad at Steve’s Restaurant in Waterville and enjoyed cooking.
Wayne moved to Bar Harbor in the late 90’s. What started as seasonal work became his long-time home and community. He worked at the Thirsty Whale and several other restaurants. He was a huge Pittsburg Steeler’s fan. Wayne had a huge heart which earned him many friends. He would do anything for his friends and will be missed by them all. In Wayne’s memory, never forget to be ‘top shelf, no dust’.
He is survived by his parents, Louise and Harry Doolan; brothers, Bobby and Kevin Doolan; nephews, Jordan, Ben, Jake and Josh Doolan; niece, Brennah; one great-niece and three great-nephews and one on the way. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Joseph LaFamme.
There will be a private funeral for family and a celebration of life for friends and family to be announced at a later date. Wayne will be buried at Pine Grove Cemetery in Waterville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Wayne’s memory may be made to the Alfond Youth Center Boys & Girls Club, 126 North Street, Waterville, ME 04901
Arrangements in care of Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, 248 State St. Ellsworth.
Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com
It was an absolute honor to have you as a big brother. I remember always looking up to you as a kid. You were the guy with all the girls and friends and I was known as your “adorable little brother”. I’m still upset that I didn’t get the prettiest eyes in the yearbook as you did. You were a man of integrity and honesty, and there was nothing you wouldn’t do to help someone in a time of need. I will always be proud of you and will always be honored to be Wayno’s little brother. Until I see you again, love Kevin
I knew Wayna in jr and high school he was always kind and nice to me. Im very sorry for family and close friends lost.he was a great guy. rest in peace Wayno Im glad I knew you.
Wayne was a brother to us all, it was just the way he was. I grew up in the same neighborhood and we all hung together getting into mischief and living life as teenagers. So many great memories that I’ll cherish forever. Until we meet again my old friend, rest easy! Top shelf, no dust.
I couldn;t believe this when I saw that Wayne had passed. I have many memories of him growing up and he was always a good hearted guy. We use to ride dirt bikes down at hill 90 when we were kids. I offer my sympathy to Bobby, Kevin, and family and although he was taken from you all too soon always remember the good times. RIP buddy!
So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with harry and loose and family
My sincerest condolences to the Doolan family, who Wayno loved so much, and especially the nieces and nephews he adored. I’ll remember his kind soul, and the way he was that friend that made you a better person. Thanks for being part of so many fond memories, love and good times. Peace my friend.
So very sorry and sad to read of Wayne’s passing. Louise, you know I feel your pain…… Lots of fond memories from the good ol’ days on Oak St. (I think Tim still had some of Wayne’s clothes when I cleaned out his house, ha, I never knew what he would come home with) Love you and am heartbroken with you.
You were a good man, Wayno. You’ll be missed.
Wayne was a man beyond his years. Even in junior high he knew respect and the importance of building confidence. At a time when young men and women were insecure, he had a way of making everyone comfortable. I will never forget that. He was kind and funny and made everyone feel special. A true friend to all who knew him and loved him. My condolences to the Doolan family. You raised amazing sons and for that I thank you. I feel terrible for the void this has left in your family. He was a genuine man that was loved my many.