JOSEPH J. DOBRIKO, JR., 74

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SCARBOROUGH - With heavy hearts, we share the news of the death of Joseph J. Dobriko, Jr. He passed onto the wide-open hunting and fishing grounds of the great beyond on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Gosnell House in the presence of his wife and daughter. His passing followed a hard struggle with cancer. 

Joe was born on December 2, 1942, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick to Joseph John and Mavis Hanscom Dobriko, Sr. He grew up in the small community of Kellyland in Woodland (Baileyville) Maine.  He attended Woodland High School, graduating in 1961. He served in the Navy and Coast Guard for 27 years. In 1968, he met and married Gail M. Gerry of San Diego. They have two well-loved daughters, Anne M. Dobriko, and Patricia J. Dobriko, and one much loved granddaughter, Siobhán M. Needham, as well as grand-dog, Daphne, all of Cape Elizabeth. He is also survived by his brother, Peter H. Dobriko of Melrose, New York, brothers and sisters-in-law in California, and nieces and nephews.  As well, he leaves behind cousins in Canada and the US. He also leaves behind many good friends and neighbors, and those special partners in adventures of hunting, fishing and going to “camp.”

Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, May 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hobbs Funeral Home in South Portland. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Scarborough followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Scarborough Food Pantry at the First Congregational Church of Scarborough or the Scarborough Public Library would be much appreciated. Arrangements are under the guidance of Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. For a more complete obituary and to leave condolences please visit   www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.