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LINCOLN - Robert "Bob" Monroe, 85, passed away December 20, 2015, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born August 12, 1930, in Conway, NH, the third son of Lloyd and Love (Meister) Monroe.

He was a 1948 graduate of Mattanawcook Academy and attended Life Underwriter School in New York City, and later, Advanced Life Underwriter School. Bob was employed for many years by Bangor Hydro Co. first as a meter reader and then as a salesman of electrical appliances. For twenty five years he was an underwriter for Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. and was located in Guilford. Upon his return to Lincoln, he owned and operated Lincoln Redemption Center. He was a life member of Horeb Lodge No. 93 AF & AM and received his fifty year pin, in 2004, OES Lincoln Chapter No. 112, Guliford Kiwanis Club, Lincoln Rotary Club and Lincoln United Methodist Church, where he served as trustee and for seven years as Chairman of the Board. Upon his retirement, he wintered in Garden City Beach, SC, where he enjoyed, among other things, the daily walks on the beach and the sunrises over the ocean. Bob liked to travel and drove across the continental US four times, visiting landmarks, national and state parks and other places of interest. He toured several European countries and especially enjoyed his trip to Alaska with three of his brothers. He was a fisherman, hunter, Red Sox and Patriots fan. Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and was happiest when with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Helen (Bates) Monroe; daughter, Brenda Burgess and her husband, Jeff, of Belfast; four grandchildren, Pierre Goulette and Jill, of Taylors, SC, Angelique Mathers and Mark, of Wilmington, NC, Jason Burgess, of Belmont and Eric Burgess, of Veazie; great-grandchildren, Randy Nance, Sarah Goulette, Casey, James and Micayla Mathers; a brother, Kenneth, of Lincoln and Zephyrhills, Fla.; sister-in-law, Bernice Monroe; nephew, Malcolm; and niece, Shari Sawyer. He was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Ronda; borthers, Herbert, Donald and Carroll; and nephews, Kenneth and Brian Monroe.

Graveside services will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the United Methodist Church of Lincoln. Condolences may be expressed at www.clayfuneralhome.com.
Published on  December 22, 2015
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