PORTLAND — Douglas William Burnell, “Doug”, 60, of Fayette died in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 21, at Maine Medical Center, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Doug went home to be with his Savior surrounded by his loving family. He passed while doing what he loved, riding his Harley Davidson.

Doug was born Jan. 10, 1958, in Hartford, Conn., a son of Douglas A. Burnell and Annette L. (McCready) Burnell. He was a 1977 graduate of Livermore Falls High School and had been employed in Winthrop at Progressive Distributors Inc. for 30 years.

On Aug. 8, 2010, he married Marla Addison at the Kennebec Community Church (KCC) in Augusta. Doug had a ministry at KCC, where he taught Martial Arts, and was known to his students as Sensei Doug. He was a former member of Emmanuel Assembly of God Church, where he mentored the Royal Rangers Program. Doug was a dedicated NY Giants fan, however, the New England Patriots was his AFC team.

Doug is survived by his wife, Marla, of Fayette; two sons, Rob Burnell of Hallowell and Ron Twist of North Carolina; and two stepsons, Shannon and Jon; his mom, Annette Burnell, and her husband, Bob Frazier, of Farmington; siblings Maureen, George, Eugene, Hope, Robert, Florence, Lynnore, James, Donald, Annette and Roxanne, and their families. He is also survived by six grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and a host of close friends and fellow worshipers.

He was predeceased by his dad and two brothers, Charles A. and Randy E. Burnell.

His family invites you to share tributes and hopeful messages on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

Douglas William Burnell

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