Donald C. Christianson

Jul 22, 2020
Donald Christianson

Waldoboro — Donald C. Christianson, 85, of Waldoboro, passed away July 19, 2020, at the Sussman House in Rockport, with family at his side. His health has been declining for some time, due to supranucear palsy, a rare brain disorder and returning lung cancer and pneumonia.

He was born Nov. 9, 1934, in Washington. His parents are the late Waldemar Christianson Sr. and Florence Marie Brown Christianson. He was the fourth child of seven. He graduated Grammar School at the Hodge School in Washington.

In his early years, he worked with his father painting houses. He had a convenience store on the hill in Waldoboro in the late 70s and early 80s, with wife Jean, there he bought and sold cars as well. He sold the store and they moved to California and Las Vegas, Nevada, where they managed a motel, he did all the maintenance and then got hurt, so they moved back to Maine, and he sold used cars, he also drove people to appointments for awhile too.

He married Frances Turner at a young age and they had three children, Charles, Susan and Brett. After they divorced, he married Jean Fortin, they had several years together; they traveled a lot until she became sick and passed away.

He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing country and western music.

He is predeceased by his parents, brother Waldemar Jr. and sister Shirley M. Black.

He is survived by his companion of 15 years Faye Blair; son Charlie Christianson and his wife, Diane, of Freedom; daughter Susan Fuller and her husband, Edward, of Montville; son Brett of Washington; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; cousin Dolly Tobey and her husband, Richard, Melrose Mass.; sister Marion Whitmore of Waldoboro, Joan Moody of Waldoboro, Anna Bickford and her husband, Harry Rex, of Waldoboro and Norma Sproul and her husband Paul, of Round Pond and his favorite cat, Mickey Moo.

A service will be held at a date and time to be announced.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. To extend online condolences, visit

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