CARMEL - Robert Joseph Guerette, 68, died Nov. 5, 2012 at a Bangor hospital. He was born Jan. 26, 1944, in Stockholm, a son of Sidney Skidgel and Regina Guerette.
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He had a strong work ethic and loved to work in the woods with his draft horses. He enjoyed doing things the old fashioned way. Although he was raised Catholic, Robert faithfully attended the Kenduskeag Union Church where his wife pastored. He had worked with a number of contractors and was a custodian at Bangor YMCA and at several area churches. He was always willing to help his friends and neighbors.
He is survived by his mother, Regina Doucette of Stockholm; his wife, the Rev. Ruth Guerette of Carmel; two sons, Brian and wife, Laurie, of Bangor and Jason and companion, Danielle Brayall, of Levant; two brothers, Wilbur and wife, Tammy Doucette, of New Sweden and Sidney Skidgel Jr. of Detroit; five sisters, Diane and husband, Howard Button, of Caribou, Viola and husband, Keith Dickinson, of Stockholm, Diana Stewart of Plymouth, Millie Skidgel and companion, David Love, of Florida, and Carol Small of Etna; a sister-in-law, Judy Guerette of Stockholm; seven grandchildren, including a grandson Robert and Ruth were raising, Brian Guerette Jr. He was predeceased by his father, Sidney Skidgel Sr.; his first wife, Evelyn Guerette; and a son, Paul; as well as two brothers, Sgt. Donald Skidgel and Ervin Guerette.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Kenduskeag Union Church. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to Kenduskeag Union Church, P.O. Box 271, Kenduskeag, ME 04450. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 20, 2012