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Frankfort - Robert Kingsbury, 75, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, November 21, 2016, at 12:05 p.m. with his loving wife, Jean, by his side. Bob was born on August 27, 1941, in Frankfort, to Nathaniel Lane Kingsbury and Cora Frances (Cunningham) Kingsbury. He was the eleventh child of twelve children, the youngest of the five boys.
In addition to being a loving husband and son, Bob was a proud father and grandfather. At the age of 26, Bob donated a kidney to his brother, Lane. He was very proud that he was able to give his brother a long life with a kidney that never failed.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Nat and Cora, four brothers, Grover, Donald, Lane, and Laurence, and three sisters, Natalie, Nancy and Judy. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jean; two daughters, Karen and husband Vance Eldridge of Orland, Laurie and husband Shannon Gray of Frankfort; son Bobby and wife Belinda of Frankfort; two granddaughters, Olivia (Eldridge) and husband Anthony Marson of Hallowell, Chanelle (Gray) and husband Dennis Pike of Searsport; two grandsons, Evan Eldridge of Louisiana and Nathaniel Gray of Frankfort; two great-grandsons, Roland and Chance Marson and a great-granddaughter, Nora Lane Pike; four siblings, sisters Barbara Kingsbury of Bangor, Margaret Knowles and husband Frank of Frankfort, Jessie Ginn of Florida and Frances Hall of Vermont; his mother-in-law Edith Kingsbury of Orrington; sisters-in-law Joane Blanchard of Orrington and Marylou Hurd and husband Allen of Bucksport; brothers-in-law, Joel Kingsbury of Belfast and Mark Kingsbury and wife Diane of Frankfort; many nieces and nephews.
Bob will be missed by his two faithful companions, JRT, Gabby and Gus who were always at his side. Special thanks to Hospice Chaplain, Reverend Kenneth Dale and Hospice health care R.N. David Malay who helped Bob's family through this difficult time.
A graveside service was performed at the family cemetery in Frankfort on November 25th 2016, at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.ripostafh.com.
Published on  November 26, 2016 in
Bangor Daily News
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