Donald Richard Lambert

June 8, 1947 ~ May 27, 2021 (age 73)


Donald “Don” Richard Lambert, 73, of New Gloucester, Maine passed away peacefully after a short illness at Maine Medical Center on May 27th 2021. Don grew up in the North Shore of Massachusetts where he played the French horn as a member of the St. Kevin’s Emerald Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. Don performed with the Emerald Knights at Carnegie Hall and Symphony Hall. 

While serving in the Air Force and stationed in Rapid City, South Dakota, Don developed a love for waterskiing. As a member of the Black Hills Ski Club he skied competitively and became a certified tournament driver and judge. Don shared his love of waterskiing with many over the next 35 years at his home on Sabbathday Lake in Maine. Don had a long career in management of road construction and quarry operations, retiring after serving as a consultant and State Inspector for T.Y. Lin International. 

Don was an avid scuba diver and with his wife Janet dove in numerous Caribbean islands, Honduras, Panama, the Riviera Maya, the Great Barrier Reef, the Galapagos, and Phuket. They also safaried in Africa, hiked Machu Picchu, and toured Australia and New Zealand. Don was an animal lover and he always had treats in his pockets and affection to share with any dog that crossed his path. 

Don is survived by Janet Lambert, his wife of 53 years, his daughter Stephanie Lambert French and husband Taber of Providence, RI, his son Christopher Lambert and wife Jacquelyn, along with their sons Logan and Cole of Cumberland, ME, and his brother Robert Lambert and wife Mary of Peabody, MA.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Maine Attraction Water Ski Club to assist with their adaptive waterski program fundraiser or to your local animal rescue.


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