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NEWPORT - Don E. Philbrook, 50, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2015, with his loving family by his side.

Don was born in Pittsfield on March 16, 1965, the son of Don and Lucy (Rines) Philbrook.

Don was in the Army National Guard, US Navy, and worked as a maintenance technician and a truck driver.

Don cherished his family and always put them before everything else. He enjoyed Nascar, football, fishing, hunting, and most of all making people laugh.

He was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Annie Philbrook; and maternal grandfather, Everett Rines.

Don is survived by his parents, Don and Lucy Philbrook of Jay; his wife, Theresa Philbrook; his three sons, Tyler and his wife Phoebe of Newport, Brandon and Joshua of Newport; his daughter, Sarah of Newport; his grandchildren, Eden and Gabriel Philbrook; his three sisters, Brenda Spearrin of Florida, Missy Shaw and her husband, Jim of Plymouth, and Lisa Clayton and her husband, Alford of Vermont; his in-laws, Harold and Rita Shaw of Etna; and his maternal grandmother, Christie Rines of Newport.

A Celebration of Don's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2015, at Somerset Valley Middle School, 45 Blake Street, Hartland. A reception will immediately follow. Burial will be at a later date.

The family would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time.
Published on  November 25, 2015
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