Dr. Donald Verrier, a outstanding Portland dentist and founder of Portland Dental Well being Care Centre, died June 9 soon after a period of declining wellness. He was 81.
Dr. Verrier was remembered by his family Thursday as a great dentist and businessman who had a passion for life and journey.
A longtime Portland resident, Dr. Verrier opened his observe on Auburn Road in 1978. He practiced dentistry for nearly 50 yrs.
His daughter, Michelle R. Verrier-Davis, practiced with her father and obtained the business in 2006 with her husband, Dr. Peter Davis. She reflected on his occupation Thursday, expressing he was a excellent dentist who liked his patients.
“He was all about his clients,” she explained. “He enjoyed creating them smile.”
Dr. Verrier grew up in Biddeford, graduated from St. Louis Large Faculty and from Georgetown College Faculty of Dental Medication in 1965. Shortly just after, he was commissioned as an Military captain in the Dental Corps through the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Schwaebisch Gmund Germany, exactly where he achieved his wife, Sieglinde Verrier.
The few were married for 52 a long time and raised 3 daughters.
His daughter reported he was a good father and mentor. She entered the job, as did his other daughters, Jasmin Boucouvalas of Saco and Nicole Foster of Falmouth, who are both equally dental hygienists.
“At 12 yrs previous, we all ended up the assistant’s assistant,” Verrier-Davis stated. “I worked with him all working day. It was magnificent. I uncovered so considerably from my father that I became a far better dentist than just about all people. He taught me matters … he taught my colleagues issues that they would in no way have recognised without having him.”
Mr. Verrier worked extensive hours, 6 times a week throughout his profession. He retired in 2013 and put in his closing several years touring. His daughter reported he pursued a bucket list of 50 to 75 sites to journey and issues to do.
“When he retired, we went on all these adventures,” his daughter mentioned, recalling the working day she told him they were likely to Applebee’s for riblets. “We kidnapped him and introduced him to the airport. We flew to Aruba. We experienced reservations on the drinking water. As we ended up strolling throughout the white sand to our desk on the seaside, he cried. It was outrageous things we did.”
Dr. Verrier was remembered for his appreciate of household and community. His daughter reflected on his generosity.
“My father was this kind of a supplying person,” she reported. “He would assist people today with out them recognizing. He would donate to the boxing club each individual 12 months. My father would convey to individuals he traded his car or truck in, but in reality, he gave his cars away. If he saw anyone who couldn’t pay back for anything, he would shell out for it. He did this all the time.”