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BUCKSPORT - Donna Marie (Stubbs) Gilbert Kettell, 73, passed peaceful at her home in Bucksport on September 1, 2015. She was born on February 18, 1942, to Ernest and Hazel (MacDonald) Stubbs.

Donna worked many jobs in her early years, until she became a school bus driver for the Town of Bucksport. She truly loved the job and enjoyed all the after school sports bus trips she was able to attend as their bus driver. Later she became courier for Coastal Prosthetics Dental Lab in Searsport which she enjoyed until her ill health forced her to get done.

Donna enjoyed camping, fishing, Bluegrass and Country music jam sessions and yard sales with her sister Hazel. Donna was a gift to her family and friends and to anyone who needed a little help. Donna was caregiver to many asking nothing in return. She will be sadly missed by many.

Donna is survived by her children, Doug and Gail Gilbert, Liz and Herb Ferro and Penny Gilbert and partner, Harold Freeman; 17 Grandchildren, 20 Great-Grandchildren; 4 sisters, Hazel, Carol, Peggy and Joan; 1 brother, Roy; many friends and Donna's partner of 10 years, Howard Noyes. She was predeceased by her parents, 1 brother, 2 sisters and her daughter, Sandra Lee.

Family and friends will gather for visitation from 10:00am until the time of service at 11:00am on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm Street, Bucksport, ME. Burial will be private for the family.

Donations may be made to Hazel Hallett, 345 Corinth Road, Hudson, ME 04449, to help cover funeral costs. (mitchelltweedie-young.com)
Published on  September 4, 2015
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