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David Gould Stanley, Sr.


David G. Stanley, 86, of Amelia Island and Yarmouth, ME passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Community Hospice- Warner Center in Fernandina Beach, FL.

He was preceded in death by his father Gordon Story Stanley and his mother Isabell MacDonald Stanley.

He was a resident of Florida but spent his summers in his favorite state of Maine. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1953 and immediately entered the Marine Corp. His lengthy business career ended in Portland, ME at UNUM (formerly Union Mutual) where he was a Senior Vice President. Always active in his community, he served on many boards and was president of Health and Human Services, The National Association of Health Planning Agencies and the Portland Boy�s Club. Other civic activities included Outward Bound, Maine Nature Conservancy, Maine State Chamber of Commerce and the Audubon Society. He served on the Governor�s Advisory Board from 1978 to 1984. David also volunteered at Habitat for Humanity in Fernandina Beach.

In the winter his heart was in the mountains skiing-he loved the ocean; boating and sailing at the Portland Yacht Club. He loved to walk his dog, �Hansel�.

Surviving are his loving wife of 63 years R. Leslie Stanley, his brother, Peter Stanley of Hingham, MA, and a sister Polly Kneiss of Chipley, FL and many nephews and a niece.

He was a kind, generous, loving man.


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