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PIPER, DONALD G. Donald Greydon Piper died peacefully at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, Florida on Monday, December 20, 2010. Don was born on October 21, 1935 in Newport, Maine, the son of Quentin and Bernice Piper. He grew up in Dexter and Orono, Maine, graduating from Orono High School in 1954....

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Lynne, Mike, Penny - Janie and I have wonderful memories of Don as a friend,baseball and basketball teammate/ competitor and trumpeter in Dexter and Orono. One of the "funnest" and funniest people ever. Always remember being an usher at the wedding.See you in Newport this spring.

Mike and Penny - I'm so sorry to read of your Dad's passing. He was a teacher that every student admired, looked up to and respected. Always smiling and laughing, always supportive. An intense passion for what he did and believed. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. May you rest in peace Mr. Piper.

Mike, I was so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Mr. Piper was a teacher who had a great personal influence on our family. We were a military family in a predominantly civilian community and school. He graciously acknowledged that military children needed to be with their military parent when he or she returned home from a deployment. He simply "got it," appreciated their parents' service and sacrifice and seemed to understand that the military students also services and sacrifices. It was something that we as parents found...

Mike, Penny and Family... So sorry to hear of your loss, He was an exceptional man, mentor and friend.... Prayers to you in this difficult time................ Anita M. Smart-Dube

Lynne, Mike and Penny -

I was truly saddened to read of Coach Piper's passing in today's Concord Monitor. Although too many years have passed since those wonderful high school years, the road trips, big games - the infamous games of P.I.G. and H.O.R.S.E - there were always smiles and words of encouragement and tremendous support from you both to all of his players. He was a good mentor and friend. I have always held those years close to my heart and shall miss him - fortunately I...

Dear Lynee , Penny and Mike, I am so sorry to hear about Coach Piper. I loved him like a second dad. He was always there for me when I was young. I will always remember his love of Lifesavers and how he acted so suprised when I gave them to him as a christmas gift every year. He never coached me in a team sport but coached me in life with all his words of wisdom. Wish I had had the chance to go over to see yall. Take comfort in knowing he is with many friends now Bev and Liz will keep him...

Lynnie, Mike, and Penny,

I vividly remember Mr. Piper standing under the hoop, during our home games played at WRMS, while I shot free throws. He always gave me a wink and a confident smile. You all were great neighbors on "Bay St." and he is already sorely missed. Please know that the Nash family will have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers as we celebrate the wonderful man and human being Don Piper was.

Dear Mrs. Piper, Penny & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of sorrow. Our sincere sympathy.