Donna A. Lermond

Jun 10, 2019
Donna Lermond

Rockport — Donna Ann Lermond, 81, widow of William J. Lermond, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland where she resided for the past four years. Born in Gardiner on Sept. 21, 1937, she was the daughter of Carl W. and Arlene (Holt) Small. She married William Jake Lermond on Oct. 5, 1952, in Rockport.

Donna was employed with the SAD 28 food service department for 32 years, where she made numerous friends and acquaintances, chatting easily and joking with the hundreds of students and teachers as they passed through the lunch line. Donna was easy-going, good-natured, and funny, a pro at playful teasing where she could give as well as get with those who knew her well.

She was a caring, loving grandmother – opportunities to be with any one, or all, of her grandchildren would take priority over anything else, including any plans she may have previously made. Donna was a gracious hostess, always offering food and drink to friends and family who stopped by her house morning, afternoon and evening over the course of many years. Her quick wit and wry sense of humor could get even the most serious people laughing.

Donna enjoyed going out to breakfast, cruising to islands in the Carribean and to Mexico, yard sales and shopping, but possibly her favorite thing was her camp on Lermond Pond where she would take time alone, reading, sunning, napping or with friends and family cooking out, swimming, fishing or just appreciating time together on the water.

Surviving are her two sons, Richard Lermond and his wife, Toni Goodridge of Lincolnville, Scott Lermond and his companion Holly Lawson-Lermond; brother Carl “Skip” W. Small Jr. and his wife Linda; and sister Janice Graffam, all of Rockport; grandchildren, Lara Moro and her husband Peter of Cumberland, Luke Lermond and his wife Katherine of Falmouth, Lani Lermond and her companion Nick Lee of Portsmouth, N.H., Jessie Lermond of Northport and Lacey Lermond of Portland; four great-grandchildren; niece Kimberlee Graffam and her husband Leni Gronros of Rockport; and nephews, Edward (Ted) Graffam of Rockport, Peter Small and his wife Amber, and Alex Small, all of Bangor; and several grand-nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband William Lermond, who died in 2002; brother-in-law Maynard (Sandy) Graffam; and sister-in-law Margaret Stanley Small.

A memorial service followed by a reception will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 23, at the Rockport Masonic Center, 361 Main St., Rockport with the Rev. Dr. Susan Stonestreet officiating. Memorial gifts may be made to Meals on Wheels, c/o MCH Inc., 46 Summer St., Rockland. Condolences may be shared at Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.

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