AUBURN – Donovan A. Dodge Sr., 76, of South Paris, died Wednesday, April 1, at the Hospice House.

He was born in South Paris, on June 24, 1932, the son of Albert (Bert) and Phyllis Taylor Dodge. He attended Paris schools.

He had been employed at Paris Farmers Union, Oxford Pickle Co. and A.C. Lawrence Co. for 22 years. He later ran a cleaning and lawn care service as well as being the sexton at the First Congregational Church in South Paris for several years.

He was a proud member of the Paris Fire Department from 1953 to 2009. He was a member of the Snowhoppers Snowmobile Club and the Oxford County Civil Defense. He enjoyed camping and hunting.

He is survived by his sons, Donovan Jr. of South Paris and Jimmy of Lewiston; a brother, Stanley and his wife, Phyllis, of Wells; a granddaughter, Deborah Lynn Hodgkins and her husband, Ben; two great-grandchildren, Tegan Charles and Elise Desire Hodgkins; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah Lou; two sisters, Frances Carey and Winona Berry; a brother, Frank Dodge; and several nieces and nephews.

The family thanks all the medical staff for the care they gave to him.

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