Pert, Duane Thornton

Duane Pert, 84, passed away April 2, 2021 at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. Duane was born on November 15th, 1936 in Blue Hill to Linnett (Bowden) and Merle Pert.
He lived his whole life in Maine and attended George Stevens Academy. He spent his life working hard and had a variety of different professions that he made a living at. He worked for many years cutting wood, driving wood trucks, he also had a team of working horses that yarded wood for him. He worked forty years at Astbury Construction as well as driving dump trucks. He loved taking photographs of his family and grandchildren when they would gather for holidays, he also enjoyed taking pictures of beautiful landscapes and scenery. His photos were very special to him. He loved eating lobsters and all meals that he shared with his family.
Duane is survived by his son Billy Pert and wife, Mamie of Franklin, ME.; his daughter Dawn (Pert) Milliken of Ellsworth, ME.; his stepson Brent Harmon and wife, Diane of Brooksville, ME.; sister, Florence Conley; brother Merle Pert Jr.; brother Colby Pert and wife, Peggy and many nieces and nephews. He was Grampa to Britney Lupo, Jessica Pert and husband Dennis, Gabe Bowden and wife Erin, Brianya Williams and husband Ben, Scott Milliken and wife Breanna, Matthew Milliken, Lindsay Holst and husband Nate, Britt Harmon and many beloved great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife Roberta of 52 years and son-in-law George Milliken Jr.
There will be a graveside service to be announced at a later date.
Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, 248 State St. Ellsworth
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5 Condolences

  • Kate Posted April 8, 2021 8:26 am

    Godspeed Duane…

  • Dawn (Pert ) Milliken Posted April 14, 2021 8:55 am

    Daddy I love you so much . I’ll miss our morning talks and evening talks and everything in between …my heart breaks , I wish things could have gone better for you .. god knows we tried . RIP Daddy , no more suffering. I can just see all the family with loving arms around you and welcoming you home . We will meet again some day . I’ll keep you in my heart . Love your , daughter . ♥️♥️

  • Shannon Kelley Posted April 14, 2021 12:42 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Many hugs kisses an warm healing thoughts.

  • Jennie Damon Posted April 14, 2021 1:47 pm

    Uncle Duane was such a special person… every time he smiled, it was his moms smile on his face, and my breath would catch a little. He is at peace now with all those who have passed before, sitting once again with his loved ones. My love to all those he leaves behind. Dawn, Billy and family…. love you all.

  • Linda Furrow Posted April 26, 2022 5:14 pm

    The members of Fraternity Lodge # 6 wish to express our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the family of Duane Pert and to the members of Blue Hill Lodge #49 in their loss. We thank him for his membership and years of service to oddfellowship. God bless you. Love and prayers. In F L &T

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