LEWISTON – Douglas “Doug” Adell, of Lewiston, passed away on Nov. 2, 2018, in Auburn, at the age of 58. He was born, July 29, 1960, the son of Wendel “Skip” and Joyce Adell. He was a graduate of Maranacook High School and graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing. He married his wife, Susan Higgins, on July 1, 1995.

Doug was an exceptional nurse, who showed true compassion and dedicated his career to caring for others. Doug was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. He loved the outdoors, taking his family on camping trips, hiking, fishing and kayaking. Doug received a double lung transplant in 2010, giving him many more years with his family and friends. His family will be eternally grateful to his organ donor. On even his hardest days, he kept his witty sense of humor, big heart and his ability to live each day as a gift, which will remain with us always.

Mr. Adell was predeceased by his father, Wendel “Skip” Adell; beloved sister, Marcia Toto; and father-in-law, Doug Gunn.

He is survived by his wife, Sue; mother, Joyce Adell of Readfield; sons, Brett Adell of Monmouth and Samuel Adell of Lewiston; stepchildren, Corey Brule of Greene and Nicole Kalkman and husband Jake of Grand Haven, Mich.; brother, David Adell of Raymond; grandchildren, Alex, Addy, Jack, Caroline and Mia; mother-in-law, Nancy Gunn; and father-in-law, William Higgins and his wife, Margaret. Doug will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews and in-law family members.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, Nov. 9 from 5-8 p.m. at the Albert Burpee Funeral Home, 253 Pine St., Lewiston. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m., at the Grace Lutheran Church, 757 Summer St., Auburn. Burial will follow the service at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Hebron. Condolences, donations, and a video tribute may be accessed online at www.albert-burpee.com .

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doug’s name to:

Patient Airlift Services

7110 Republic Airport, Suite 202

Farmingdale, NY 11735


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