Newburgh - Danny Day, 83, passed away August 3, 2020 under the loving care of the providers at Cummings Healthcare Facility in Howland. Danny was born May 9, 1937 and was the son of Alvin A. and Viola M. (Lamphier) Day. He grew up in Newburgh and later retired there.
Danny married Mary Ellen Reynolds of Lamoine, Maine in 1956. Dan was a Maine State Forest Ranger for 31 years. In his early years as a Forest Ranger, Danny moved his wife and young family to Chick Hill in Clifton. There, they lived in a one-room cabin. Danny was the fire tower watchman. Mary, often told the story of having to share son-Tom’s baby bottle with a bear cub. In 1961, Danny and Mary moved to Benton. Together, the couple raised their four children and enjoyed snowmobiling, scuba diving, gardening, and life on the river. Danny raised English Setters, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and pitching softball.
After retiring from the Forest Service, Danny and Mary moved to Newburgh. They built their dream home on family land, a log cabin, much of which they labored themselves. In retirement, Danny enjoyed being an umpire for the many softball games/tournaments around the state. He enjoyed bowling and traveled as far as Reno, NV for team meets and competitions. Danny and Mary traveled to the Pacific Northwest along the Canadian Pacific Railway through the Rockies and to Alaska—a lifelong dream.
Danny lost his beloved Mary in 2010 to cancer. He is also predeceased by his parents and brothers Carlton and Artie. He is survived by his four children: Lorraine King and husband Ronald, Gloria Day, Mike Day and wife Belinda, Tom Day and fiancé Christa. Grandchildren: Mark, Melissa, Frank, Moriah, Jeremiah, Josiah, and Michael as well as their families, his devoted brother Robert Day and wife Sondra, his close friend Bonnie Holman, and nieces and nephews.
Per Danny’s request, there will be no services. A private committal service will be held later this year. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.