M. Douglas Sanderson

Nov 13, 2017
Douglas Sanderson

Warren — M. Douglas Sanderson, 74, died at his home Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, following a brief battle with cancer.

Born in New Bedford, Mass., June 24, 1943, his birth parents were Ernest E. and Mary Wiggins Rich. After being adopted at an early age by Linwood F. and Gertrude Staples Sanderson, Doug grew up in Searsmont, where he attended local schools.

In the earlier years of his career, he worked in shoe shops in Massachusetts and Belfast. He later worked many years at Knight Marine Service in Rockland, where he was considered an accomplished bright finisher.

Doug enjoyed keeping his yard in immaculate condition, wood carving and camping, where he reveled as a stor teller. He was an ardent John Wayne fan and did a remarkable job impersonating that celebrity.

Other than his parents, Doug was predeceased by a brother, Robert M. Rich. He is survived by a brother, Jim Rich, and his wife, Nonie, of Warren; and a sister, Mary Barber, of Thomaston.

No services are planned at this time.

Doug will be buried privately with his family at Mount Solitude Cemetery in Monroe.

Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with Doug’s family, visit his online Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

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