Fred W. Doughty Sr.

WEST BALDWIN — Fred W. Doughty Sr., 84, passed away on Aug. 20, 2010, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a brief illness.

He was born on Feb. 12, 1926, in Lexington, Mass., to Edna and George Doughty Sr.

During and after high school, he worked in a cabinet shop in Arlington, Mass., learning the fine art of wood working, which became a lifelong passion for him. From 1944 to 1946, he served in the United States Navy as an aircraft electrician.

After the war, he built many houses in Lexington and then moved to West Baldwin in 1950, where he met Martha C. Hartford with whom he spent 58 years of wedded bliss.

Fred's professional career involved working as an electrician at G.E., a television repairman at P.Y. Estes, and a mill foreman at Beal's Furniture, Swift Instruments, and Cornwall Classics in East Baldwin.

Fred was an accomplished musician playing the drums at age six and continuing throughout his lifetime. His father was an exceptional violinist and together, with his brothers George Jr. on piano and Lloyd on trombone, they made wonderful music together.

Fred had many hobbies besides playing the drums. He loved G scale trains and cabinet making as well as being a sawyer in the mill on their land. His latest endeavor was helping his son Fred rebuild an old home. He thoroughly enjoyed this and looked forward to working there every week.

He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his willingness to teach and help others. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by all.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, George Jr. and Lloyd, and one sister, Elaine Locke.

He is survived by his wife, Martha; two sons, Fred Jr. of West Baldwin and Bruce H. Doughty of Sebago; one daughter, Brenda J. Reinsborough of Yarmouth; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service with military honors will be on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 3 p.m., at the Old West Baldwin Cemetery on Route 113. Arrangements are by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Suite 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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