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Donald Warren
February 21, 2021


BUXTON- Our Dad and Mom’s beloved husband of over 70 years, Donald Arthur Warren, earned
his wings on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Born on a dairy farm in East Baldwin, Maine,
Don was the seventh of nine children born to James Arthur Warren and Gertrude
(Boothby) Warren on February 27, 1931. His siblings, Winona, Roland “Donut” , Alton,
James Gordon “Mickey”, Charles “Rodney”, Beverly, Harold and Rita all predeceased
him. Don set a family record for longevity passing just six days before his ninetieth
On August 20,1950, Don married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Virginia
Sanborn. Together they shared the joy of building their home in Buxton and raising three
daughters. He leaves his wife Ginny, daughter Gloria Jean Stevens and her husband
Ansel, Linda Diane Pulsoni and her husband Frank, and Jayne Marie Frudd and her
husband Douglas all of Buxton. Don was especially proud of his grandchildren; Jeremy
Donald Stevens, his wife Kate (Albright) and great-grandchildren Julie Ann, Abigail
Albright, and James Donald Stevens; Adam Ansel Stevens, wife Misty (Palmer) and
great-grandchildren Madison Harper and Ansel Adam Stevens; grandson Michael
Warren Pulsoni and his partner Kristin Pretorius; granddaughter Samantha Virginia
(Frudd) and her husband Jeffrey Roblee; granddaughters Sarah Jayne Frudd and Sadie
Elaine Frudd.
Don always had colorful stories to tell of his childhood and life on the farm, his
adventures working for Wild Acres Turkey Farm, Ralston Purina, and H.P. Hoods Ice
Cream. Despite a myriad of health issues throughout his life, Don and Ginny traveled
throughout the United States and Eastern Canada as well as making two expeditions to
Alaska; “one if by land and two if by sea”. On one of these trips, Don even caught an
246 pound halibut and had it shipped home before his return! As much as he loved to
travel, the annual family treks to Neosowndahunk Campground and climbing Mount
Kathadin were the most memorable because “Pa” shared his love of the Maine
Wilderness and fly fishing with his son-in-laws, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Don was active in the Buxton Masonic Lodge, the Gorham Odd Fellows, and a longtime
member and deacon at the North Congregational Church of Groveville. He was
instrumental in helping build the fellowship hall addition onto that church. He led a Boy
Scout troop, was one of the first members of the Buxton Planning Board, was a member
of the Buxton Budget Committee, served on the Saco River Corridor Commission,
researched and designed the Buxton Recycling Center, mowed Carroll Park for the
baseball teams, was a volunteer fireman and Groveville Fire Department secretary/
treasurer for over forty years, delivered hundreds of meals to the sick and homebound,
and served as courier for the Town of Buxton for several years before a stroke made
volunteering impossible.
Dad, in the years since your stroke and debilitating dementia, we have missed your
crazy stories and the vivid memories of your long life. You have left an indelible mark on
each of us with your strong sense of family, civic responsibility, and work ethic. Enjoy
your time in heaven with your hundreds of relatives and friends and be there to
welcome each of us when our times come. We love you, Dad. “Happy Trails!”

Arrangements have been entrusted to Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service, Buxton,

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Buxton, ME 04093