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Douglas Carl Caton

June 9, 1959April 8, 2021
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Douglas “Dougie Fresh” Caton

Douglas Carl Caton, 61, of Litchfield, passed away April 8th, 2021. Doug was born in Bath, Maine to Carl Caton and Gisela Gieser on June 9th, 1959. He graduated from Livermore High School in 1978 and continued his education through Washington County Vocational Technical Institute. Doug continued expanding his knowledge and skills in the art of welding, making him arguably the best welder in the state of Maine. He married Louise in May of 1988. Soon after they welcomed a son, Nicholas Caton in 1988, and daughter Jennifer Caton in 1991. Doug remarried to Tiffany in 2000 and gained two daughters, Danielle Beaton and Kearsten Lamoreau. He worked for Hahnel Bros. Co. for over 25 years, with his good friend Paul Obie, working across New England. Doug furthered his employment with Johnson & Jordan in 2010, where he quickly became a valued asset as a welder and fabricator. Many of his accomplishments were designing multiple aspects of the helicopter pad at Maine Med., and many custom stainless-steel projects at hospitals all across Maine. Over the years, Doug has obtained and upheld various welding licenses. He founded Caton’s Welding and Fab where customers and friends could rely on him to complete a project from design to finish. Doug was a dedicated member of the Morning Star Lodge #41, in Litchfield, Maine. He joined the Masonic Lodge in 2013 and graduated to Master Mason in 2014. He enjoyed volunteering his time as a Free Mason with the Bikes for Books program and other community events. You could find Doug enjoying his time at the drag races, Rockland Blues festival, and surrounded by friends. He was always a kid at heart and had an infectious laugh and smile. Doug’s greatest pride and joy was spending time with his family. When he wasn’t with them, he was sharing stories about them to everyone he knew. He is well known for telling stories multiple times over, didn’t matter the subject. Doug is preceded in death by his father, Carl Caton, and mother, Gisela Selman. He is survived by his son, Nicholas Caton of Lewiston, ME; and his daughters Jennifer Caton and fiancé Justin Desrosiers of Monmouth, ME, Danielle and Robert Beaton II of Auburn, ME, and Kearsten and Trevor Lamoreau Jr. of Pensacola, FL. His siblings Arlene Welch, Irene Couture, Nancy Chaney, and John Selman. His much loved grandchildren Mason and Violet Lamoreau, and his dogs, Bronx and Jersey. In lieu of flowers, we will be accepting monetary donations at the visitations and service to be donated to the Morning Star Lodge #41.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Visitation

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 16, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • An informal Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when Covid restrictions lift.

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Marie Hodge

April 17, 2021

I have known Doug for a very long time as we were in same class- saw him quite often over the years due to his construction work at MMC. He has always been the nicest guy and kind to all. He had such a positive attitude no matter what and I admired that. Godspeed Doug - you will be missed❤️

Kim Bennett

April 15, 2021

Doug was such a full of life and fun fella. Always smiling and always upbeat. Hard to take the news of his passing. A bright soul whom will be missed. Fly Higher

Ralph Noel

April 15, 2021

I am reaching out today for my husband Ralph Noel and his friend Tim Ouellette. I have been hearing great memories and stories all week about Doug. I guess he, my husband and Tim were all very good friends at one time. When I read the tribute it sounded so familiar like things I have been hearing all week: Great guy, friendly smile, infectious laugh and would give you the shirt right off of his back. They went on to say what a talented welder and carpenter he was and how much he loved to have fun and help people. They talked of his free spirit and his ability to put anyone at ease. Sounds like he was an awesome Dude and will be missed by a lot of folks. Ralph and Tim have nothing but fond memories of Doug. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends and I am just sorry I never got to meet him....maybe in another life. RIP Doug

Donna Hutchins

April 15, 2021

I’ll always remember “Dougie” with the big grin and warm welcome, no matter how long it had been since I’d seen him. He was a wonderful cousin, friend and human being!

Chris and Trudy Jordan

April 14, 2021

Words for many situations, be it good or bad, usually come quite easily to me. Not this time.

Words just can’t describe the loss that Trudy and I, and all of us at J&J are feeling. While we were not direct family, we were always “brother”. His presence in the room was larger than anyone else, not from his physical being, but so much more from his infectious smile, his positive approach to everything he did, and his ability to instill confidence in those he was supporting, regardless of the project.

Nothing can convince us it was Doug’s time, but this situation is beyond any of us. He filled our hearts and we will hold it close as long as we can.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who’s life Mr Doug Caton has touched as there are many.

We will miss you Brother.

Will Riley

April 14, 2021

I always liked and enjoyed Doug. We were in school together for many years. My sincere condolences to his family.

Jodie Rand Genthner

April 14, 2021

We will miss his huge smile, infectious laugh and huge heart. Thinking of the memories of Doug at Papa’s cabin with the guys. Sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family from the Rand and Genthner family. Love to all.

Haven Richards

April 14, 2021

He will be deeply missed by me good friend. He was a lot of fun to be around you always keep you laughing. Until we meet again good friend you will always be on my mind.

Scott Labbe

April 13, 2021

I can't believe this terrible news. This makes me very sad for his family. I'm going to miss his fist pumps in the air and a hardy yell when I drive in the driveway. Of course I will miss the stories that I would hear several times before he would move on to the next one. He would always talk about his children and grandchildren with such pride and enthusiasm. He once worked a piece of equipment until late at night so I could use it in the hayfield the next day "no charge my friend, I will probably need your help this winter" he said. Farewell my friend and crazy neighbor !

Nicole Pare

April 13, 2021

I dont even know where to begin with the countless memories I have with Doug. His smile, and infectious laugh always brought a smile to my face regardless of my mood. You are greatly missed my friend. Fly high. I love you.

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