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Obituary for Durwood C Lewis

On Sunday July 30, 2023, Durwood C. Lewis passed away at age 81.

Durwood was born on March 25, 1942, in Boothbay, Maine, in his grandmother’s house on Oakhill Road, Barters Island to Vincent D. Lewis and Hilda E. (Alley) Lewis. He married Nancy (Harwick) Lewis on July 25, 1959. Together they had two children Debora and Randy in Boothbay, Maine.

Durwood and Nancy moved to Florida in a Volkswagen Beetle, towing a U-Haul with their two kids 1965. They returned to Boothbay in 1975. Durwood was a carpenter and worked for many different companies in Boothbay, including shipyards and Bath Iron Works. He enjoyed boating and camping, and he would be sailing with his brother Craig every change they could get. Durwood loved his family and would enjoy spending time with his grandkids and great-grandchildren, especially when they went camping. Durwood was a member of the Masonic Lodge of East Boothbay.

Durwood is predeceased by his wife Nancy (Hardwick) Lewis, his son Durwood Randall Lewis and his daughter Debora Sue Peters. He is survived by his grandchildren, Christopher, Adam, and Brian Peters, and his 3 great grandchildren Zachary, Flynn and Grady Peters, sister Donna L. McLellan of Barters Island, and his brother D. Craig Lewis, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family would like to thank Dorna Nason, his companion and caregiver for taking care of Durwood in his final days and we would like to thank Shawn and Shelly Murray for being great neighbors and helping Durwood mow his lawn, helping take care of him, and for giving him lobsters which brought him great joy.

Funeral services will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery on Monday August 7th at 2pm, with a reception to follow at the Barter’s Island Community Hall.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in his name to a charity of your choice.

Halls of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, or share a story or photo, visit Durwood’s Book of Memories at