Douglas M. Green

Feb 04, 2014
Douglas M. Green

Camden — Douglas M. Green, 79, slipped the surly bonds of this world, with his beloved wife Deborah at his side, after an extended illness, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

Born in Camden, April 4, 1934, he was the son of Kenneth M. and Dorothy L. Dolley Green. Educated in local schools, he was a 1953 graduate of Camden High School and a 1956 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy.

For the next four years, Doug went to sea, shipping with American Isbrandtsen Line.

Jan. 30, 1960, he married Deborah Dillingham at what was then known as Dow Air Force Base Chapel in Bangor.

For more than 33 years, Doug enjoyed serving many people as proprietor of Douglas Green Realty, with offices in Camden and Rockland. In 1995 he joined Ann Keefe to form Green/Keefe Real Estate and in 1996 opened a third office in Belfast. They sold that business in 2005.

He was a member, past president and treasurer of the Penobscot Bay Board of Realtors, a member of the Maine Association of Realtors where he served as a District Director in 1974, and the National Association of Realtors. Doug was honored as Realtor of the Year in 1995.

Long active in community and local organizations, for 20 years, Doug was a member of the Camden Lions Club. For more than 10 years, he was an active member of West Bay Rotary Club in Camden, and was honored by that club as a Paul Harris Fellow. From 1972 to 1974 he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Camden YMCA, for three years a member of the Camden Rockport School Board, and for three years was a member of the Budget Committee and Nominating Committee for the Town of Camden.

Besides his wife Deborah of 54 years, Doug is survived by two children, Philip Scott Green and his wife Kathleen of Still River, Mass., Pamela Dorothy Copeland and her husband Keith of Knob Noster, Mo.; four grandchildren, Abigail Westad and her husband Jacob, Jacob Copeland, Kathryn and Emily Green; two great- grandchildren, John and Catherine, as well as several cousins.

A springtime memorial service will be announced by Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Doug’s memory to P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, P.O. Box 707, Rockport, ME 04856. To share a memory or condolence with Doug’s family, please visit his Book of Memories at

Comments (7)
Posted by: Rainey Davis | Feb 06, 2014 13:10

Doug and Debbie were probably the first people we were introduced to back in the '70s, and we bought both our homes with them;  always a pleasure to work with them, and we too recall him at CedarCrest - in the "way back"!  deepest sympathies to Debbie and Philip and Pam and family. Bill & Loraine Davis

Posted by: Linda Brawn | Feb 06, 2014 07:48

Preston & I are so glad we knew Doug and Deb......have very fond memories of great breakfasts at Cedar Crest with Rose as the cook back in the 70's and 80's.............Deepest sympathy. Linda Brawn

Posted by: Jeanne Hollingsworth | Feb 04, 2014 19:25

One of the nicest and kindest men I have ever had the good fortune to know...

Posted by: Ronald Gamage | Feb 04, 2014 19:17

I'll always remember the first time I met Doug at a Realtors luncheon at the old Sail Loft restaurant in Rockport and he came in with a name said..I am Doug Green and his harem... I wondered what that meant until I was soon met by all the lovely ladies in his office.. Always enjoy having fine conversation with Doug and Debbie in their office and extend my heartfelt condolences to Debbie and her family... RIP Doug !!

Posted by: George Wheelwright | Feb 04, 2014 18:10

Doug was certainly one of the iconic real estate figures in Camden, never a sharp word or ungenerous action in his long and storied practice here in the Camden area. A man easy to be fond of...I'll miss not bumping into him on the streets.

Posted by: William Pease | Feb 04, 2014 13:53

I met Doug only once or twice many, many years ago in relation to some real estate and he immediately struck me as sincere, professional, capable, and above all, very impressive. I wish I had got to know him better. He looked and sounded like a wonderful friend to have.

My sincere condolences to his wife, children, grandchildren, & great-grandchildren.

Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Feb 04, 2014 13:28

...And not to be forgotten, Doug's love of basketball. Slipping quietly in the bleacher seats and along with all of us cheering loudly for the CRHS basketball teams. My condolences to Deborah and the children.

Mary "Brown" McKeever AKA Mickey

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