Henry Robert "Skip" Doughty

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Henry Robert "Skip" Doughty, 66
SOUTH PORTLAND - Henry Robert "Skip" Doughty, 66, of South Portland, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 1, 2017, at Maine Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 10, 1950, to Henry E. and Marion (Gillies) Doughty, in Portland.
He grew up in South Portland, graduating from South Portland High School in 1968. Following high school, Skip attended South-ern Maine Community College, where he was certified as an oil burner technician. Skip entered the U.S. Navy and served from 1970-1974. He served two additional years in the Navy Reserves before becoming a member of the Maine Air National Guard, where he ultimately retired as a master sergeant.
Skip married his soul mate, Victoria Doughty, in October 1986, and for 31 years, the couple were never far from one another's side. They were a couple to be envied for their complete friendship and love.
After serving his country in the U.S. Navy, he began his career at Downeast Energy, where he worked for many years, before moving on to F.W. Webb Co. He was with F.W. Webb Co. for almost three decades, before retiring in 2015. Always a hard worker throughout his life and never content to remain still, Skip livened up his retirement by working, until recently, as a shuttle driver at Southern Maine Motors.
When not working, he was involved in numerous organi-zations, including the American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and The Loyal Order of Moose. He thoroughly enjoyed the company of others, was quick to laugh and always willing to go out of his way to lend a hand where it was needed.
He had many passions in his life, which included playing softball his entire adult life, enjoying Reese's Peanut Butter Cups to the point of ridiculousness, and playing darts at the Eagles. He was also a diehard Oakland Raiders fan, much to the chagrin of his entire family. Go Pats!
As busy as his life was, Skip's true passion was supporting his sons and grandchildren during all their endeavors. There was almost never an event where he wasn't in the stands, loudly proclaiming his excitement for all to hear. He would always have an unwavering expression of pride on his face, whenever the opportunity to discuss their latest accomplishments arose.
He is survived by his wife, Victoria Doughty, of South Portland; his brother, William-Henry Doughty, and wife Susan, of Calif.; his sons, Patrick McKenna, and wife Elizabeth, of Saco; Richard Doughty, and wife Lindsay, of Paxton, Mass.; and Jason Doughty, and wife Marla, of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren, Carly, Ian, William and Benjamin; three nephews, Michael, Timothy and Gary; and one niece, Paula.
Calling hours will be at
Hobbs Funeral Home,
230 Cottage Rd., South Portland, from 10 a.m-noon Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, followed immediately by a memorial service. The burial will take place at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 881 Highland Ave., South Portland. At the request of Skip's family, attendees are encouraged and welcomed to wear attire and/or accessories in his favorite colors of yellow or blue. Skip loved a good get-together with his friends and family, and would want everyone to celebrate his life with bright colors and happy memories.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102, or
Animal Refuge League
of Greater Portland
P.O. Box 336
Westbrook, ME 04098

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South Portland, ME 04106-3802
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Oct. 5, 2017
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