Darrell D Cushing

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Darrell Dana “Cush” Cushing, 79, died June 18, 2022, in Danville. Born in Portland, Maine, on Monday, the twentieth day of July, 1942, he was the son of Malcome Bryant and Marjorie L (Lowe) Cushing. Cush lived and attended grade school in So. Freeport Maine until 1949 when his family moved to Andover, Maine, where he attended schools in the area, including a one-room schoolhouse in East Andover with no running water and outhouses, and Andover High School where he graduated in the class of 1960. He started his working career plowing roads in the winter and working for Farrington’s Sawmill during the summers. In December of 1962, out of work and with only seventy dollars to his name, Darrell decided that a career change was badly needed and moved to So. Deerfield, Massachusetts, and got hired on as a machine operator for Deerfield Plastic’s Company (doubling his salary to $2.35 per hour). In 1966 he met and married the former Teresa C Lemoine, and together they had two wonderful children, Michael and Laurie. In 1977/1978, Deerfield Plastic’s Company decided to build a second plant in Danville, Kentucky. Concerned that the Massachusetts plant would not survive until his retirement, Darrell moved his family in the spring of 1978 and took a position as operation’s manager / plant manager, retiring on December 12, 2002, after thirty-seven years of service.   A self-taught engineer of sorts, and a holder of several U.S. patents, Darrell always welcomed a new challenge. He also enjoyed working on old Porsche cars with his son, going to the Indianapolis 500, vacations on the coast, projects on his children’s home, hanging out at J & J Auto, but most of all, watching his grandchildren grow up. In addition to his parents, Darrell. is predeceased by a son, Michael D. Cushing.   He is survived by his wife Teresa Cushing; his daughter, Laurie (Shawn) Belcher; daughter-in-law Lisa Cushing; grandchildren, Megan Cushing (Brian) Bell, Matthew Cushing, and Blake Cushing; and his sister, Jean Akers. In accordance with Mr. Cushing’s wishes, there will be no services and his ashes will be scattered out to sea in So. Freeport, Maine, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit program. The online guestbook and our Hugs from Home program are available at www.stithcares.com.

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  1. Sad Saturday. I am so glad Darrell went quietly and peacefully. Happy to have visited last September 2021 and for all our Happy Hour conversations. He sure had a good winter! Thinking of the ones he left behind..Hugs from NH.

  2. You will be deeply missed by all the lives you touched Amazing friend May you be at peace my dear friend ❤️

  3. Darryl was a super guy and a very close friend. Ill never forget all of our Happy Hour conversations and laughs throughout the years. May you rest in peace my dear friend. You are a legend and you will never be forgotten. 💙🙏😔

  4. Darrell was a true friend and we shared breakfast and the daily crossword puzzle in town, at 6am for over 10 years . A more creative mind you will not find. I look forward to our next visit and in the interim my condolences to those that meant the most to Him.

  5. I knew Darrell as a kid in Andover and went to HS with him. Always liked him. Knew he was one of the good guys. We need more like him,,,,,lots more. RIP buddy. Mike

  6. It is very difficult for me to understand that Darrell is gone form this world, He was always so strong and healthy, walked and biked and was the rock of his family or as he referred to himself \”the last man standing\”. Darrell was a good business partner, super neighbor and a very close friend. We came from the same background in business and shared the same thoughts and agreed on many issues and also had some disagreements which almost always brought us to the best result. We spent many hours together working on many different projects and discussed just a few days ago how to make a hospital bed better to get in and out of. Darrell liked solving problems and working on new ideas and together we worked on several patents. Darrell always said we should leave this world a better place than we found it and I feel he most certainly followed through on his promise. Darrell had a heart as big as all outdoors, he would help anyone anytime and stop what he was doing at home to go help someone who needed him. Darrell you will be missed, may you find peace in your new home

  7. Darrell we\’ll miss seeing you over here on Bluegrass Pike, you always had some good stories or interesting projects to talk about. You never called me by my name, I was always Ellie to you and the name stuck, now when I hear it it brings back memories of you. May you rest in peace wherever the wind takes you

  8. Darrell was a client and friend for over 25 years. He was fun to be around and had a great sense of humor. Grace and peace to family and friends. Mort Hoagland

  9. So sad to hear of his passing. We always vacationed with their family in the Summer and we had a great time and lots of fun together. He was a terrific guy.

  10. So very sorry , Terry, to hear of Darrell’s passing. He was such a good neighbor to Bob Rankin. They spent many happy hours discussing the world and life in general. Bob thought so much of him and often bragged to me about how smart Darrell was. He would always say, “he can make anything”. I know you will miss him but know that although I only got to know Darrell through Bob, I admired him so much. He was simply “a good man”. I think he will be missed by many of his neighbors who , like Bob, he helped innumerable times. God bless you and your family as you go forward withou him. Treasure your memories, they are what keeps us forever connected to those we love.

  11. We met Darrell at our mutual \”watering hole.\” He being from Maine, and we being from Maine, there were always stories of Maine to share. It was almost like \”Cheers\” in many ways, though I don\’t believe we ever knew his whole name — we just enjoyed his company and his stories!

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