Douglas's Story

LINCOLN - Douglas "Doug" Paul Dill, 73, died December 31, 2014 at a Lincoln hospital

following a short illness. He was born on December 13, 1941, in Lincoln,

ME. He is the son of Merle B. and Maria (Bishop) Dill.

Doug graduated from Mattanawcook Academy in 1960. He enlisted in the

Army in September of 1960, serving three years including a year and a half

in Korea. After he married his high school sweetheart, Norma (Briggs) Dill,

they moved to Seymour, CT, where he worked for Sikorsky Aircraft helping

build helicopters destined to carry the President, something he was very

proud of. In 1970, Doug and Norma returned home to Lincoln to raise their

family. Through the years he worked for several local paper mills, service

stations, the Lincoln Water District and then the Sanitary District, which he

retired from in 2000.

Doug was an avid hunter and fisherman with a special knack for enticing

salmon to bite at "Dobsie" Lake, and for shooting late season bucks, often

on Thanksgiving Day. He had a passion for cooking but rarely followed a

written recipe. He preferred to add ingredients according to taste, never

cooking a dish the same way twice. Some might be surprised to know that

Doug also enjoyed dancing, and that he was often at the center of the

dance floor during gatherings with friends and family.

He was especially passionate about guns and shooting and was member of

the Orrington Rod & Gun Club, where he spent countless hours and had

many close friends. He often spent Wednesdays traveling the area to visit

his favorite local gun shops where he enjoyed the camaraderie of the


Doug leaves his wife of 51 years, Norma (Briggs) Dill of Lincoln; his

daughters, Lorraine Fairfield and her husband Bill of Santa Rosa, CA,

Jennifer Ouellette and husband Scott of Summerville, SC, and son Richard

Dill and wife Kelley (Vose) Dill of Milford, ME; grandchildren Andrew and

Scott Polk, Kassidy and Zackary Dill, and two step-grandchildren, Billy and

Nicholas Fairfield. He leaves a brother Merle "Buzzy" Dill and wife Delores

"Dolly" Dill of Lincoln, ME, a brother in law, Edward Briggs of Franklin, NH,

and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Jean Morrison,

brother in law Daniel Morrison, sister in law Marjorie (Walker) Briggs, two

nieces and a nephew.

Friends may call January 4 from 1-4 pm Sunday at Clay Funeral Home, 7

Lee St, Lincoln, ME. Memorial service and burial will take place on a date

to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doug's name may be

made to the Lincoln Community Recreational Center Trust Fund, 63 Main

St., Lincoln, ME 04457.

For all of you that know Doug well, you'll understand what he meant when

he said: "I did it my way."

Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at
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