TOPSHAM, Maine — Carol Pike Doane, 66, of Topsham, died on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at The Lahey Clinic in Burlington, with her family by her side.
Carol was born in Newburyport on Nov. 30, 1944, the daughter of Thelma "Kate"(Harris) and the late Harry E. Pike, Jr. She was raised in Amesbury and was a graduate of Amesbury High School. After graduating from the University of Maine, she had a lifelong career in nursing achieving many degrees and certifications including a PNP (Nurse Practitioner).
She held various positions in the State of Maine working as a public health nurse and asa school nurse in Milo. Carol was a past director of nursing at the Levinson Center in Bangor. She also worked in various medical facilities in Maine, Massachusetts and Florida providing neo-natal intensive care as well as critical care. Carol had recently retired from the faculty of the University of Southern Maine School of Nursing in Portland where she was a clinical instructor. She would often augment the learning experience by taking her students to volunteer at several charitable organizations throughout Maine including the Parkside Center in Portland, Pine Tree Camp in Rome and Camp Sunshine in Casco.
Carol was a board member and past president of Partners For Rural Health in the Dominican Republic taking her nursing students there twice a year to promote access to continuous medical care and health education in 15 remote villages. She spent many volunteer hours helping families staying at the Ronald MacDonald House in Portland and served as a director at the Seacoast Hospice in Dover, N.H.
Carol is survived by her mother, Thelma H. Pike of Newbury; her husband of 43 years, Roger A. Doane, Sr. of Topsham, Maine; two daughters, Rachel (Doane) Demers and her husband Shawn of Bath, Maine, and Sarah (Doane) Hamilton and her companion Norman Pelletier of Biddeford, Maine; a son, Roger A. Doane, Jr. and his wife Teri of Saco, Maine; two sisters, Deborah (Pike) Cashman and her husband John of Dalton, N.H., and Lisa (Pike) Hayes and her husband Walter of Merrimac; a brother, Harry E. Pike and his wife Heather of Pittsfield, N.H.; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: There are no visiting hours and a private funeral service will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol's memory to Partners For Rural Health in the Dominican Republic, P.O. Box 1742, Portland, ME 04104-1742. Arrangements are by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green St., Newburyport.