ALTON - Robert L. Freeman, 87, died peacefully Nov. 20, 2013, at his residence. He was born June 25, 1926, in Framingham, Mass., a son of Leon and Ruth (Greenough) Freeman.
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He attended Framingham High School, at the age of 17 he enlisted in the United Marine Corps during World War II, following his first enlistment with Marines, he enlisted with the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country until 1949. Upon leaving the service, he returned to Framingham and served as an apprentice carpenter, while also serving 16 years on the Framingham Fire Department. In 1966, he moved his family to Alton where he worked as a carpenter for Local 421. He was a member of the Maine Beekeepers Association, and was an avid woodworker and enjoyed restoring old furniture. He loved to read books about Nature and Survival.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret; two children, John Freeman and his companion, Michele Ellis, of Alton, and Janice Gomm and her husband, Stanley, of Old Town; four grandchildren, Ashley Freeman of Oklahoma, Lukas Freeman and his companion, Hilary London, of Alton, Andrew Gomm and his wife, Jodi, of Bradley, and Timothy Gomm of Bangor; three great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Aiden, and Parker Gomm; a sister, Claire Errico of Sherbon, Mass.; sisters-in-law, Christina Pelletier of Framingham and Mary DeShaw and her husband, George, of Dennis, Mass. He was predeceased by a brother, Richard V. Freeman.
Per Mr. Freeman's request, private services will be conducted at Alton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Care of Maine, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 404 Bangor, ME 04402-0404; or to a charity of one's choice. Notes of condolences may be left at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 22, 2013