Donald W. Bourne Sr. Chairman and Founder
Donald Winthrop Bourne, known to many as Poppie, Coach, Lou, Mr. Wall St., Mayor,
Dad, Mr. B, Senior, The Champ or Don, was born in Brooklyn, NY, May 10, 1929. He
graduated from Glen Ridge High School, Glen Ridge, NJ, in 1947. He earned a degree
in Business from the school of Commerce at Washington and Lee University, Lexington
VA, in 1951. On July 7, 1956, Don married June Alice Bloomfield also a resident of
Glen Ridge. Don had a life-
Don and June raised their family in Glen Ridge, where Don volunteered for many years as a little league coach, a town councilman, a member of the historical society and eventually Mayor of Glen Ridge. In 1989, he and June moved to Maine where they had been spending summers since 1966. He enjoyed sailing his cat boat Dixie Bull, adventuring in their whimsical, multicolored tug boat Lil’ Toot and golfing at Falmouth Golf Club where he was still a member. He and June have cultivated friendships and continued to volunteer in worthwhile organizations such as the Yarmouth Historical Society and the Thompson Ice House in South Bristol, Maine. South Bristol is the hub where his children and grandchildren have spent many wonderful summers, holidays and vacations.
He leaves behind his wife June of 57 years, daughters Linda Bourne (Guilford, CT) and Lisa Stickle and her husband David(Monmouth Beach, NJ), son Donald, Jr. (Sherman, CT), and grandchildren: David, Matthew, Michael, Kevin, Stephen, Kelly, and Donald, and many, many extended family and friends. He passed quietly on the sunny deck of his home in South Bristol with the sea breeze in his face and a sailboat gliding by.
Don will be sorely missed.
Fair winds and a following seas, until we meet again.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Thompson Ice House P.O. Box 216
South Bristol, Maine 04568