Daniel S. Ames, 62

Daniel Ames

STANDISH — Daniel S. Ames, 62, entered heaven’s gates on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

He was born in Portland, the son of Arthur and Evangeline (Deering) Ames. He grew up in North Deering and graduated from Portland High in 1972. For a number of years, he worked as a landscaper and later worked for the electric company trimming trees and climbing telephone poles. After an accident, he worked for a printing company for more than a decade. He went to Gulfport, Miss., on a mission trip following Hurricane Katrina to help rebuild a church.

Danny enjoyed hunting, fishing, music and fast cars. He was an avid NASCAR and Patriots fan. Danny loved spending time with his family and adored his two grandchildren.

Christopher Reeves said, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Danny overcame much, charmed many, and inspired everyone he met.

He was predeceased by his son, Nathaniel Ames, who passed away in 1982, and his father Arthur Ames.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Brenda (Davis) Ames; two stepsons Steven Gabriel of Naples and Staff Sergeant Michael Gabriel of Bangor; three brothers, Michael Ames of Steep Falls, Butch Ames of Standish and David Ames of Freeport; and a sister, Susan (Sudduth) McCrillis of Hiram; and two grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held on Wednesday Feb. 27, at the Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel, 498 Long Plains Road (Route 22) in Buxton. There will be a celebration of life service held at the Living Stone Community Church on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m.

Online condolence messages can be submitted at the funeral home website, www.mainefuneral.com

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