Donald C. Almy died on July 12, 2021, in Brunswick, Maine
(The following was published by the Portland Press Herald on July 16, 2021)
Donald C. Almy, 89, of Brunswick, Maine, died on July 12, 2021. Don was born in 1932, in Providence, Rhode Island, to Roger and Irene (Thompson) Almy. After graduating from Aldrich High School in Warwick, Don went on to the University of Rhode Island (URI), graduating in 1955. He was involved with Army ROTC and football, earning a place in the URI Athletic Hall of Fame. He earned his master’s degree in international commerce from George Washington University. Don had a 21-year Army career, retiring in 1975 at the rank of lieutenant colonel. In addition to his stateside assignments, Don was stationed in Vietnam, Korea, Australia, and Germany. It was a position teaching military science/ROTC at Bowdoin College that brought the Almys to Maine in 1972. After more than seventeen household moves, the family decided to put down roots in Maine. Don spent his civilian career marketing engineering services for Wright-Pierce and then Woodard and Curran until his retirement. Don met Marie Iannetta at URI and the two were married in 1955 in Providence. They built their dream home in Harpswell in 1980 where they lived for more than twenty years. Don enjoyed golfing, golf ball hunting, music, singing, spending time on the ocean, at Sugarloaf, and with the Snow brothers in Danforth, never missing the annual hunting and fishing trips. He was a member of the Bath Elks. Don was predeceased by his wife, Marie, parents and sister-in-law, Sidra Luciano. He is survived by his children, Anthony Almy (Yunhee) of Dublin, CA, Donna Almy of Sebastopol, CA, and Sara Almy of Brunswick; grandchildren William Almy, Katherine Almy, and Thomas Baty; brother Richard Almy (Phyllis) of Cranston, RI; brother-in-law Daniel Luciano of Fountain Hills, AZ; companion Lee McKissock of Topsham; nieces Judith Coutu (William), Sandra Hayes (Kurt) and Cynthia Rosa (Frank), as well as many great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Don’s family would like to thank the team at Avita of Brunswick for their amazing care during his journey with dementia.