Robert's Story

BREWER - Robert A. Abbott, 62, passed away unexpectedly October 8, 2015, at his home in Brewer. He was born in Bangor, June 2, 1953, the son of Clayton H. and Elva L. (Meek) Abbott.

Rob attended Brewer schools, graduating from Brewer High School, class of 1971. After graduation, Rob joined the workforce, first working at Baldacci's restaurant, then the former Eastern Auto Supply. Rob became a carpenter by trade, working for Randall's and Son, doing construction on houses; and finally Magazines, Inc., where he built all the magazine fixtures for Mr. Paperback. Rob loved the outdoors; especially camping, and in his childhood days, he loved fishing with his dad. Rob loved his Friday Night Fires, spent around the fire ring with his friends and family. Rob was also a Land Rover enthusiast and never missed a Land Rover event. He was down to earth, and would willingly help those in need. He was always caring for others, and loved spending time with his great nieces. Rob was a great husband, and loving father, brother and uncle.

Rob is survived by his wife of 33 years, Micheline (Voisine) Abbott of Brewer; son, Shawn Abbott of Brewer; sister, Lynn Robertson of Orrington; nieces, Danielle Hughes and husband, Patrick of Brewer, their children, Ayssa, Erin and Briley; nephew, Scott Robertson and wife, Alyson of Orrington; aunts, Glennis Walton and husband, Eric of England, and Edna LaBrie of Phoenix, AZ; as well as many dear friends, including his childhood best friend, Tim Jordan.

Family and friends are welcome to call 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main St. Brewer, where a service will be held at 3 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Rex H. Garrett, Director of Chaplaincy Services for EMMC, officiating. Family and friends are invited to share in conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Rooms of the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, immediately following the service. Interment will be private for the family at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Those who wish to remember Rob in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 80 Elm St. Portland, ME 04101-3045 or the American Kidney Foundation of Maine, 630 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101. Condolences for the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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