Duncan Iain Rosborough

MOUNT DESERT — Duncan Iain Rosborough, 52, died unexpectedly on Jan. 23, 2011 while cross-country skiing in Acadia National Park. He was born Oct. 28, 1958, in Bar Harbor, the son of John Trafton and Lorene C. (Comstock) Rosborough.


Duncan will be dearly missed by his mother, Lorene; his faithful wife of 27 years, Anne (Cunningham) Rosborough; daughters Ashley Rosborough of Town Hill and her partner David Blaney, and Kaylie Rosborough of Ellsworth and her partner Casey Shannon; his brother Mark Rosborough and wife Mary of Ellsworth; his sister Bonnie Rosborough and husband John Batchelor of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.; mother-in-law Phyllis Cunningham; brothers-in-law Bill Cunningham and wife Heidi; Bob Cunningham and wife Donna, and Steve Cunningham and wife Stephanie; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was predeceased by his father, John Trafton Rosborough; his father-in-law, William J. Cunningham, and brother-in-law Christopher Cunningham.

Duncan attended Lawrence Academy and Ellsworth High School, from which he graduated in 1977. He attended University of Maine-Farmington where he met his future wife Anne in the first month of their freshman year. He went on to attend the University of Southern Maine and graduated from the U Maine System in 1981. After graduation he attended Commercial Union Insurance School in Andover, Mass.

He was co-owner of J.T. Rosborough Inc. insurance agency with his brother Mark. He was a past member and chairman of the Ellsworth YMCA board, a Mariaville selectman for several years, and a member of the Ellsworth Chamber Board.

Duncan loved everything about his life. His love of family was immense. His wife and daughters were the center of his world. His love for his mother, father, sister and brother and his extended family, were very special to him as well. He had many other passions and hobbies including motorcycling, hiking, skiing, skating, canoeing, playing guitar and boating on the ocean. He loved his community, and people young and old from a multitude of backgrounds. He will be remembered for his big heart and never-ending sense of humor, which made him friends wherever he went.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, at the First Congregational Church of Ellsworth, with the Rev. Nick Davis and the Rev. Dr. Bonnie Rosborough officiating.

A reception will follow for friends and family at the Rosborough residence, 12 Ridgewood Lane (up Ober Mill Road, off Indian Point Road) in Mount Desert.

Contributions in Duncan’s memory may be made to National Park Service, Acadia National Park, Search and Rescue, Box 117, Bar Harbor ME 04609, or MDI Search and Rescue, P.O. Box 493, Bar Harbor ME 04609.

Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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