Clarissa May Titus Damon


AUBURN – Clarissa “Peg” Damon, 94, passed away on March 5, 2021 at Clover Healthcare in Auburn with her son, Bruce, by her side.

Clarissa May Titus Damon was born on May 5, 1926 in Auburn, daughter of Rethwell Springer and Doris Mae Leslie Titus. She grew up and attended elementary school in North Auburn. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1944 where her yearbook described her as a person who “hails everyone with a smile that makes her eyes twinkle”. That twinkle and smile defined her life.

During high school, Peg worked at Ward Bros. and at Eith’s Bakery, where she first met Clifford Leroy Damon, Jr. of Buckfield. Later, while home on leave from the Navy, he found her again, working as a bookkeeper in the office of E. Shepley Paul. Peg and Cliff were married at the High Street Methodist Church in Auburn on Dec. 30, 1945.

A few years later they moved to North Auburn where they renovated a house overlooking Lake Auburn. There they raised their three children and lived happily until Cliff’s death in 2014. They were married 68 years.

From the time Cliff started Damon Refrigeration (now Damon Mechanical Services) in 1952, Peg was the voice on the phone, and the multi-tasking business manager until her retirement in 1982.

Peg instilled a strong sense of family in her children by hosting holiday gatherings, celebrating milestone anniversaries and birthdays, and spending 4th of July vacations with her siblings and their families at Rangeley. She was blessed with five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; they were the greatest joys of her life. Throughout the years she also stayed close to her many Titus and Damon nieces and nephews.

An accomplished knitter and seamstress, Peg, instilled a love of craftwork in her daughter and granddaughters. She taught them the value of persistence, saying, “If you’ve done it once, you can do it again.” Year after year Peg showered her loved ones with handmade toys, sweaters, mittens, and quilts. greatgrandchildren

A lifelong Methodist, Peg was an active member of the Auburn United Methodist Church. She participated in Bible study, served on various committees, sewed choir robes and costumes for pageants, and chaired the doll booth at the annual Christmas fair. She also volunteered for Literacy Volunteers and for Red Cross blood drives.
After Cliff’s death, she moved to an apartment at Montello Heights in Lewiston. While there, she enjoyed many activities and classes, making friends with both residents and staff. She remained relatively independent until a fall in October 2020. Although Covid-19 was not the cause of her passing, the social isolation it inflicted contributed to her subsequent decline.

Peg was predeceased by her husband; parents; and siblings, Robinetta Mixer, Alma Martin, Charles “Bud” Titus and Leslie Titus.

She is survived by her children, Douglas (Donna) of Chebeague Island, Bruce (Marcia Baxter) of Lewiston and Judith (Charles Burns) of Hillsborough, N.H.; her grandchildren, Katherine Damon (William Denney) of Watertown, Mass., Laura Damon-Theriault (Jean-Luc Theriaut) of Manchester, Rachel Damon of Malaysia and Chebeague Island, Jonathan Damon of Lewiston, and Thomas Damon (Iva) of Buckfield; and her great-grandchildren, Eliza, Charlotte, and Clifford Denney; Neika and Eliot Theriault; and Harvey and Astrid Damon. She is also survived by her sister-in law, Jean Titus; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of Montello Heights, Clover Healthcare, and Androscoggin Hospice for their kindness and care.

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A private memorial service will be held later when we can gather safely, with internment at the North Auburn Cemetery.

Services have been entrusted to The Fortin Group/Plummer and Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-4585.

Memorial donations may be made to
Auburn United Methodist Church
439 Park Ave.
Auburn, ME 04210

Good Shepherd Food Bank
P.O. Box 1807
Auburn, ME 04211

or a charity of your choice