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Douglas Poole

Douglas Edgar Poole

Saturday, October 26th, 1935 - Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Obituary

Douglas Edgar Poole, 84, of Hobe Sound, FL and Kennebunk, ME died Monday, January 13, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Melrose, MA on October 26, 1935, the only child of Harold Walter and Dorothy Christine (Walker) Poole. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1953, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Williams College in Williamstown, MA, Class of 1957.

Following graduation, he became an Insurance Agent with The Boston Insurance Company (from 1958 to 1960), then became a Partner at Storer, Damon and Lund (from 1960 to 1995). He started his own company, Poole Professional Ltd., with his son Christopher, which he operated between 1995 and 2005.

Doug was a Trustee at the Boston Museum of Science, and a member of the Cambridge Association of Insurance Agents, Cambridge Kiwanis Club, Reading Youth Hockey Association, Reading Jaycee’s, Reading Scholarship Foundation, Meadowbrook Golf Club, Hobe Sound Golf Club, Webhannet Golf Club, and Cape Arundel Golf Club. Doug volunteered regularly at his church in Maine and in Florida and was generous with his time and knowledge. The numerous charities that Doug supported over the years are a testament to his generosity and kind heart.

As one might imagine, he was an avid golfer, and also enjoyed traveling and spending quality time with his grandchildren. Doug believed that education and travel were two of the most important opportunities afforded to him and he shared them with his family. His passion and love for animals brought him to Africa on three separate occasions to see the beauty of nature and majesty of the African continent. Doug and Martha spent many happy years in Bermuda, with trips too numerous to count. They also traveled to Mexico each year to the Mayan Riviera and would often be found swimming in any ocean that was warm enough!

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Martha Poole of Hobe Sound, FL and Kennebunk, ME; two sons, Christopher A. Poole and wife Sheryl of Andover, MA, Jeffery B. Poole and wife Leah of Middletown, RI; and six grandchildren, Trevor, Cameron, Hayley, Logan, Cassidy and Barnes Poole.

A Memorial Service will be held on February 1, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hobe Sound Community Presbyterian Church, 11933 SE Juno Crescent, Hobe Sound, FL, with a reception immediately following at the Hobe Sound Golf Club. Those wishing to remember Doug may do so through donations to The Hobe Sound Community Chest or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

A second Memorial Service will be held at South Congregational Church, 2 North Street, Kennebunkport, ME on May 16, 2020 with details to follow. Those wishing to remember Doug may do so through donations to The Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Hobe Sound Community Presbyterian Church
    Address
    11933 SE Juno Crescent
    HOBE SOUND, FL
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    A second Memorial Service will be held at South Congregational Church, 2 North Street, Kennebunkport, ME on May 16, 2020 with details to follow. Those wishing to remember Doug may do so through donations to The Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Posted at 07:31pm
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Allen and Bridget Grappone

Posted at 07:25pm
What a wonderful man he was! He was kind, thoughtful, a real family man and always a gentleman. Our deepest sympathies to Martha and his beautiful family.
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Penny Blanchard

Posted at 09:53am
We were so sad to hear of Doug’s passing! My last memory is when we stopped as a group at Hobe Sound Golf Club to sing Christmas carols...Martha had us come in....Doug was sitting in his chair and sang the whole Christmas Carol with us! Doug was a wonderful man and will be missed...Rest in Peace my friend. Prayers to you and your family Martha.
Penny and Ron Blanchard
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Brenda Doherty

Posted at 04:34pm
Dear Martha,
I was sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. I’m so glad that I got to reconnect with both of you in Hobe Sound last year. I was remembering the many wonderful times we shared at Meadowbrook and the infamous “What a guy, what a girl” golf tournaments. I know your many memories and the love and support of your family will strengthen you at this most difficult time. I will remember all of you in my prayers.
Love,
Brenda Doherty
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William Turville

Posted at 02:35pm
Hi Chris,
Sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. My condolences to you and your whole extended family. But your your continuing professionalism in serving the professional services industry is an excellent and ongoing legacy for you and your father.
Always my best,
Bill Turville, still a practicing architect! (BTW, i did not know our mutual connection to York County, specifically, Alfred, where my family lived for 15 years, and my sister still lives nearby in Hollis Center.)
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