Douglas Arthur MacLean, 65, of West Ossipee NH, formerly of West Bridgewater MA died at his home on November 16th surrounded by his family. He was the devoted husband of Janet (Sinkevich) MacLean and loving father to his two children.
Born in Brockton MA, he was the son of the late Malcolm and Priscilla MacLean. Upon graduation from W. Bridgewater High in 1964 he served in the US Navy aboard the USS Grand Canyon. Doug was employed for 25 years by Astro Gear and Instrument Co. in Brockton as a plant manager and engineer. In 1996 he re-located to NH and became engineer and vice president of MacLean Precision Machine Co. in Madison.
Doug had a passion for aviation – building and flying model airplanes as a boy and later becoming a private pilot, receiving his license in 1989. Flying his own plane, both in Taunton MA and Moultonborough NH, he made many good friends in the aviation community. Doug also took pleasure in camping, home improvement, classic cars and spending time with family, friends and his beloved grandsons.
In addition to Janet, his wife of 45 years, he leaves his son Mark and wife Donna MacLean of Andover MA, his daughter Marci and husband Mark Flaherty of Groton MA and his grandsons Dylan Douglas and Colin Malcolm of Andover MA. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Allan & Pauline MacLean of North Conway NH and Cape Coral FL, his sister and brother-in-law Dorothy & Russell Hunter of Conway NH, his sister and brother-in-law Elsie & Robert Ashworth of E. Bridgewater MA and his sister Alta Pratt of W. Bridgewater MA as well as many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Monday November 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service Route 16, West Ossipee NH. Burial at Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen NH will be Tuesday November 22nd at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doug’s name may be made to: Lung Cancer Alliance, P.O. Box 418372, Boston MA 02241-8372 or Central NH VNA & Hospice, 240 S. Main St., Wolfeboro NH 03894.