In Memoriam : Douglas Stanley

Douglas Stanley Douglas Lee Stanley - age: 64
(April 11, 1948 to February 01, 2013 )
Resident of Buxton, Maine

Visitation Information:
Visiting hours will be on Monday, Feb. 4, from 2-5 PM, followed by a 5 PM memorial service at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Rts. 202 and 4A (13 Portland Rd) in Buxton (Bar Mills).

Obituary:
BUXTON- Douglas “Doug” Lee Stanley, age 64, passed away after complications from a stroke after surgery on Feb. 1, 2013 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.
He was born in Farmington, Maine on April 11, 1948, a son of the late Laurence and Pauline (Kingsbury) Stanley. He graduated from Wilton schools and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
Doug began his career as a physical education teacher at Saco schools, and taught there for many years. Later, he went on to work at the Mable I. Wilson School in the Cumberland and North Yarmouth school district and retired from there after 25 years of service.
For many years he was involved with the Rec. Departments in Saco and Cumberland.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing golf, and antiquing. He will also be forever remembered for his love of coaching, especially for his son and daughter’s travel teams.
He is predeceased by his parents and his sister- Eunice Decker.
Doug is survived by his beloved wife whom he married in 1974- Linda (Penkalski) Stanley; son- Joseph Stanley of Shapleigh; daughter- Sophia Kelly and her husband Ryan of Buxton; brother- Brent Stanley of Wilton; and a grandson- Trevor.
Visiting hours will be on Monday, Feb. 4, from 2-5 PM, followed by a 5 PM memorial service at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Rts. 202 and 4A (13 Portland Rd) in Buxton (Bar Mills). www.DCPate.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Doug’s memory to the Town of Buxton Summer Camp Scholarship Fund, c/o Tasha Pinkham-Director, 185 Portland Road, Buxton, Maine 04093.








Colleen Dansereau - February 2, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Dear Linda, Sophia, Joe and Ryan We were so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hope the memories of your happy times together will give you comfort. With love, Kelly and Peter Dansereau



Beckie Fischer - February 3, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Mr Stanley was a wonderful man, he had all three of my children in gym class, I loved being able to go and see the kids with their dancing around the world demonstration was so cute to see them. He was just a genuine good person who really loved doing what he did for work.



Patricia Thibault - February 3, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
I teach at Greely High School and knew Doug well. All three of my children had him for phys ed during their Mabel Wilson years and loved him. He had such a way with children. I will never forget watching him coax my oldest child to jump off the diving board - I could tell he was scared but he jumped anyway because Mr. Stanley made him feel safe. My sincere condolences to all of you.



Cathy Burke - February 3, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
The families and students from Mabel I Wilson have a warm spot in their hearts for Doug Stanley. He made wonderful memories for many children.



Lynn Young - February 3, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
When I asked my kids what they remembered about Mr. Stanley they said, without a moment's hesitation, the chicken dance. There must be hundreds of Cumberland/North Yarmouth kids who have the same memory. Here's to you, Doug. Hope you are still dancing.



Diane Burnell - February 3, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
I was saddened to hear of Doug's passing. My sincere sympathies to his family during this difficult time. Both of my children loved him as their P.E. teacher at Wilson School. I also had the pleasure of working with him for 5 years at the Greely Pool. I learned a lot from him. He had a great attitude and sense of humor. One of my favorite Doug Stanley Stories was my swim instructor job offer from him. He told me I had all the qualifications needed - that my head was above the water when I stood in the shallow end. How could I turn that down?



Eliza Adams - February 4, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
The young students at MIW adored Mr. Stanley. Doug was the Pied Piper of the school, and he always had that special touch with young hearts. He wore his love of the children and his work on his sleeve, and the students knew it. I remember picking my children up early one day, and on their way out the door, all they wanted to do was take a peek into the gym to see what Mr. Stanley was teaching. Thank you, Mr. Stanley.



Gary Upham - February 5, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
I was sad to see Doug's obituary in the paper. He was a good friend and classmate at UMPI and my memory of our days there are fond ones. To his family and friends he was a great person! My sincere sympathy for your loss. Hey Doug I still think I can take you on the mat. Until we meet again Peace be with you!!!!



Craig Roberts - February 9, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
I'm sad to hear of Doug's passing. I have fond memories of playing soccer for Mr. Hutchins with Doug as an assistant and working summer rec camps with Mr. Hutchins and Mr. Stanley ribbing me endlessly in good humor. My condolences to his family.



Rosanne Griffin - March 22, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
I am so very saddened to hear of Mr. Stanley's passing. He was my son's gym and swim teacher at Mabel Wilson. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed. We send our prayers and love to his family.



Dave Holman - May 1, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Great man, great memories. He taught me to swim, to bounce, to dance, to play dozens of games. I remember overcoming my fear of swimming by jumping into his arms in the water.



    
 





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