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David F. Morgrage

August 8, 1945 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 76)


Gouldsboro, ME-David Frank Morgrage, 76, passed away Sunday, October 31, 2021 in the Down East Community Hospital in Machias, ME.  He was born Aug 8, 1945, in Quincy, MA, the son of Malcom E. and Alberta J. (McKeon) Morgrage.  

David graduated from York High School in 1965, working summers at the Goldenrod where he was noted as quite the charmer of some of the female Goldenrod staff.   In 1967, he joined the York Beach Fire Department, where he rose to the rank of Captain and Assistant Chief and remained a member of the Department until his death.  Ralph Gibson persuaded Vince Adjutant, Shop Master of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Electronics shop, to hire David.  After several years, he transferred to the Type Desk and ultimately SUBMEP, retiring there in 2000 after 35 years of government service.  

He was also a member of the St. Aspinquid Masonic Lodge  of York, Maine.

David married Linda Boulay of Somersworth in 1968 and settled in York.  While there, they spent many summer days enjoying their boat out of York Harbor.  

After retirement, David and Linda moved full time to Gouldsboro Point, Maine.  They also later spent winters in N. Fort Myers, FL where they were active in their community playing tennis, golf and engaged in whatever else may be happening.  Linda continued to be the north star of their relationship until she passed after complications from brain surgery. 

In addition to his parents and wife Linda, David was predeceased by his brother Malcom “Macky” Morgrage.  David is survived by his daughter, Tracey Hopkins and spouse Jason, grandchildren; Krystal, Amanda and Jeremy; daughter Carrie Poulin and spouse Jim, grandchildren; Brandon, Alyssa, Mariah, and Emily; a great granddaughter, Kaylynn, and a great grandson Ty; a sister Marjorie Page; his very special cousin; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

In David’s later years with a long term illness, his ability to enjoy his home, the outdoors and friends was substantially due to the support provided by his loving friend and companion, Loretta Perry.  

David never met a stranger he could not make smile, often with that mischievous twinkle in his eye.   The more people the better as far as David was concerned, but above all, he loved his family very much.  

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Funeral Service
November 6, 2021

1:00 PM
Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home
91 Long Sands Road
York, ME 03909

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