ROCKLAND – Douglas Ray Barnes, 53, passed away unexpectedly in his home Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

Born March 12, 1968, in Rockland to Raymond V. and Elinor A. (Young) Barnes, he was educated in local schools and graduated from Rockland District High School in 1986.

Doug loved his family, friends and all animals, especially his dog, Hannah. He enjoyed music, loved going to concerts and he loved sports, especially football, which he enjoyed playing in high school.

His job as a marine electronics technician, and his work family at Navroc Marine Electronics, were very important to him.

Douglas was predeceased by his parents.

He is survived by sisters Nancy Russell and her spouse, Beth, of Seal Harbor; Susan Stein and her husband Jay of Camden; Jean Stairs of Warren; brother James Barnes and his wife Linda of St. George; aunts Anna Simoes and Dorothy Foster, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Donations in Doug’s memory can be made to the Pope Memorial Humane Society, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland ME 04841, or at

A private, family service will be held for Doug. To share a memory or condolence with Doug’s family, visit their Book of Memories at