FARMINGTON – Donald E. DeRoche, 84, of Farmington, passed away peacefully at his home in Farmington on Feb. 22, 2019. He was born Dec. 20, 1934, in Farmington, a son of John and Ruth (Knapp) DeRoche. He attended the Little Red School House and graduated from Farmington High School in 1953. Soon after graduating he proudly joined the United States Air Force, retiring in 1994 with 20 years of service.

Returning back to Farmington, he did many things from building new homes to buying and selling several camps on Porter Lake. The last years of Don’s life, he liked being at the Farmington Fair Grounds, helping several people prepare for the Fair and also preparing his own displays which were many. He really enjoyed knowing the history of Farmington and sharing it with people.

Special thanks to Tom White and Eugene Ranger for their friendship to him and also for the time spent with him and helping him during these last weeks. Also, a special thank you to the “three girls”, Darlene, Pam and Carmen, at The Pierce House, for the care and concern they gave to the DeRoche family.

He leaves his sister. Beverly Hall of Farmington.

He was predeceased by his parents; two half sisters, Catherine and Marjorie Collins, two brothers, Robert and “Buster” Arthur DeRoche, all of Farmington. “God love you, Don.”

Don chose to have no services. Private burial will be in the springtime at the family lot in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington.

Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, Maine.

Remembrance gifts may be given in his memory to the

Barbara Bush

Children’s Hospital

22 Bramhall St.

Portland, ME 04102

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