LITCHFIELD — Donald A. Campeau, 79, of Bonita Springs, Fla., and formerly of Dresden, left this world unexpectedly on Friday, July 28. Donald was born in Lewiston, Maine on June 8, 1938, to the late O’Neil and Jeanette Campeau.

He attended Lewiston schools and served in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Germany. He was well respected during his career at Bath Iron Works and retired after 27 years. After his retirement, he worked as a driver for Uplift Inc., which provides services and transportation to those with developmental disabilities. Don loved his time there and remained with them for 10 years. Through his work with Uplift, he was given the opportunity to work with Special Olympics, which brought him so much joy.

Donald was a past worthy president of the Gardiner Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was very proud of his affiliation with his fellow Eagles and took his commitment and involvement very seriously. He liked to stay busy and enjoyed playing pool, woodworking and gardening as well as other hobbies like building models and making windchimes. He was also an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.

On July 15, 1978, he married his soul mate, Judy Walton Murray. Together they loved to spend time with their families, always there for their children to help and support when needed. They also had a great passion for traveling. Don and Judy had recently moved to Florida to enjoy their retirement and the warmer weather.

Don is predeceased by his parents; and brother, Robert Campeau.

He is survived by his loving wife; daughters, Donna St. Amand and husband, Roger, of Litchfield, and Lisa DeCamillis and husband, Cody, of Portland; sons, Walton Murray and wife, Rhonda, and Brian Murray and wife, Holly, both of Richmond; sister, Anita Fantozzi and husband, Norman, of Norway; sisters-in-law, Margaret Korhonen and husband, Bill, Dee Churchill, and Debbie Blackwell and husband, John; brother-in-law, Philip Walton and wife, Jane; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; three very special cousins, Claudette Brown, Arthur Montana and wife, Carol, and Nel Montana and wife, Gail; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his best friend, Ben Lizotte.

Donald’s children would like to express their sincere gratitude to Debbie and John Blackwell and Angela Ison for their love and undying devotion to their dad.

Donald A. Campeau

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