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Darron Ray Burrill

December 19, 1964 ~ May 28, 2022 (age 57)

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Darron Ray Burrill 1964-2022

Darron R. Burrill, 57, passed away unexpectedly on May 28th, 2022. He was born in Skowhegan, ME on December 19th, 1964. Son of Louie Burrill and Mary Ann Burrill. Darron graduated from Carrabec High School in 1983, and from Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute in 1984. 

 

Darron worked in construction for 35 years as a welder for companies like Cianbro, Foster Wheeler, FASTCO, and TUV now Brahma. He worked in Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Utah, California, and even Holland. He worked in many interesting places, with even more interesting people.

 

For fun he liked to race. His number 117 was one people both looked forward to and dreaded seeing at the track, because they knew they’d have to work for a win. When he came home for the summer, he raced mini cup cars for 25 years on tracks in Maine and New Hampshire. He was the President of the Maine Mini Cup Racing League, and he even created and ran the now famous Ducktona. Which has been going now for 15 years, he even managed to win his own race in 2020. He was always willing to help fellow drivers, even if it meant risking his chance to win that day. Off the track he would have people come to his race shop to help them set up their cars, or fix damage from that weekend. He helped many young racers along the way, and enjoyed watching them move onto a bigger class of car.

 

Darron is survived by his mother Mary Ann Burrill; daughters Ashley Burrill and Morgan Burrill; sister Lori Burrill; nephews Cory McGowan and Jordan McGowan; great-nephew Evan McGowan; aunts Loretta Nixon and Betty Crowell; many cousins and his fur babies Puppy and Salem. He is preceded by father Louie Burrill. 

 

Trying to summarize a man’s life is difficult on its own, but when it’s someone like Darron it’s almost impossible. He touched so many lives in his 57 years. There will never be enough time to talk about the impact he made on so many, and all of the laughs and smiles along the way. Darron with be greatly missed by his family and all that knew him.

 

A grave side service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 17th at South Side Cemetery, Skowhegan. There will be a celebration of life held with a date and place to be announced.

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