Daniel's Story

KENNEBUNKPORT - Daniel Joseph "Danny" Drinon, 77, of Kennebunkport, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, January 14, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Bangor, the sixth son in a family of nine children to George W. and Katherine (Clarke) Drinon. He was educated in Bangor schools, graduating from Bangor High School in the Class of 1956. During his high school days, he was a member of the 1955 Bangor Rams basketball team which won the 1955 Maine State Championship. He also played in the original New England Tournament in Boston Garden, and was chosen for the first team of All-New England players. He continued on to college, attending Ventura Junior College in Ventura, CA, and earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of San Francisco in 1961. In 1960, he married the former Judith Colbath of Concord, NH, a union which has lasted 54 years. Following their marriage, they moved from San Francisco to Holden, MA. Danny worked as a sales representative for Underwood-Olivette for 2 years before joining a subsidiary of Miles Laboratories, also as a sales rep. He worked in the diagnostic and instrumentation division of Miles which was later acquired by Bayer AG, retiring after 37 years.

In 2000, Danny and Judith moved to Kennebunkport, ME where he was an avid golfer, and together they traveled frequently with friends and family.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by five brothers, George, Richard, D. Thomas, Robert, and James.

He is survived by his wife Judith of Kennebunkport; five children and spouses: Deborah Haggerty of Cape Porpoise, ME, Scott Drinon and Barbara Olvera of Delray Beach, FL, Derek Drinon of Kennebunk, Melissa and Robert Olson of Lyman, ME, Caroline and Daniel Murphy of Watertown, CT; four grandchildren, Erin and Tatum Haggerty of Kennebunkport, Ryan and Liam Murphy of Watertown, CT. He is also survived by a sister, Kathryn Doyle and husband, Richard of Tucson, AZ; two brothers, Joseph Drinon and wife Anne of Bow, NH, David Drinon and wife Cyndi of Andover, MA; along with many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by a Memorial Service at 12 Noon at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk. Should friends choose, memorial donations in his name are encouraged to: Bangor YMCA, 17 Second Street, Bangor, ME 04401; or Wounded Warriors, National Processing Center, PO Box 758541, Topeka, KS 66675. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk. www.bibberfuneral.com
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