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Barbara C. Doane


1931 - 2015
Barbara C. Doane Obituary
Barbara C. Doane, 83
PORTLAND - Barbara C. Doane ,83, of State Street, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at her home.
She was born in Portland on Nov. 1, 1931, a daughter of Peter F. and Catherine (Folan) Concannon. She graduated from South Portland High School, class of 1949. She then worked for New England Telephone and Maine Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
She married Donald S. Doane on June 13, 1953, at Holy Cross Church in South Portland.
Barbara was a dedicated wife and mother who quietly devoted herself to home and family. She was an adoring "Meme" who relished time with her grandchildren, especially trips to Scarborough and Higgins Beach. She enjoyed reading and knitting hats for local schools and sports teams.
She is predeceased by a sister Maureen Flaherty, and a brother, Joseph S. Concannon.
She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Donald; a daughter, Catherine D. Knudsen and her husband Erik of Falmouth, three sons, Donald C. Doane and his wife Susan of Portland, James O. Doane and his wife Beth of South Portland, and Joseph A. Doane and his wife Pauline of Cape Elizabeth; nine grandchildren, Neils (and wife Christine) and Kurt Knudsen, Lianna and Alison Doane, Paige and Owen Doane, and Carolyn, Joey, and Peter Doane; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Elliot Knudsen; a sister-in-law, Betty Concannon of Portland; a brother-in-law, Alfred R. Doane of Portland; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visiting hours will be held 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, at
Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home
, 172 State Street, Portland. Graveside service and committal will be private. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ctcrawford.com.

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from May 11 to May 12, 2015
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