Hancock – On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019, David Frederick Grindle passed away at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, at the age of 71. David was born on September 25th, 1947 in Ellsworth, Maine to Frederick and Leone Grindle.
David lived at home with his parents for most of his life. After his mother died, David moved to a nursing home for a short time before he asked them to contact “Coffee Woman”. This was a nickname he had given years prior to Lucinda Sargent, a friend and caregiver to David who was there for him after his mother’s passing. On October 13th, 2005 he moved to Lucinda’s group home, Seven Angels LLC, where he lived the remainder of his life surrounded by loving caregivers and housemates.
David was a kind, old fashioned, humble man with a great sense of humor; quite literally one of a kind. He enjoyed playing jokes on all who worked with him. He had a contagious laugh; when he laughed, you laughed. David loved all animals but especially loved dogs; he knew various dog breeds and fondly remembered each dog he ever owned. He took great pride in the lessons his mama and daddy taught him, and he lived his life in the way he believed they would want him to live. His family was always dear to his heart. Every year he faithfully put flowers on the cemeteries of deceased relatives, from Blue Hill to Oakland. One of David’s talents was being able to name all the presidents along with unique facts about each and every one. David looked forward to the mail every day, whether it was a bill, newspaper, post card, or even a store flyer; he enjoyed them all.
David was predeceased by his grandparents, his father and mother as well as several aunts and uncles.
David is survived by his companion and best friend his dog Flower, Coffee Woman (Lucinda Sargent), loving caregivers at Seven Angels LLC, special friends, Jimmy, Chester, Brian, Debbie, Dr. Robert Scovin, Dr. Katherine Rensenbrink, Chuck Ross, Sidney Emerson, Gordon Westhaver, Ellen Barb.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Bragdon – Kelley Funeral Home, 215 Main Street, Ellsworth with Rev. Robert Maddocks officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Seaside Cemetery in Blue Hill.