Donald E. Brewer

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 8:30am

Donald E. Brewer, 85 died April 13, 2021 in Southport.

He was born in his family home on West Southport on Jan. 30, 1936.  He was the first of three children born to Leslie and Dorothy Brewer.

Donald spent his life on Southport where he met and married Nora E. Tomer on April 15, 1961.

He was a lifelong commercial fisherman. He went stop seining, herring, lobstering, shrimping, tuna, ground fishing and anything else he could catch! He was also an avid Red Sox fan and loved his dog Sadie.

He was a member of the Maine Lobsterman’s Association.

He was predeceased by his parents and son Leslie W. Brewer II.

He is survived by his wife Nora of 60 years; three sons, Donald E. Brewer Jr., Maynard E. Brewer, and Christopher Abaldo of Maryland; daughter, Amy E. Durham of Bermuda; grandchildren, AJ Durham, Sherman Brewer, Isabelle Abaldo, Jacob Brewer and Logan Abaldo; sister, Sandra Thibault; brother, Peter (Linda) Brewer; and several close nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to:; mail your donations to: The Boothbay Region Maritime Foundation, P.O. Box 285, Boothbay, Harbor, ME 04538.

A Celebration of Life and Boat Parade will be held on Sunday, May 16 at noon with a reception at Robinson’s Wharf to follow at 1 p.m.

Hall Funeral Home and Tribute Center has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, please visit