Robert N. Lambert

Aug 19, 1937 - Jun 30, 2017

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Chelsea - Robert 'Bob' N. Lambert, age 79, died Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital at Togus following a long illness. He was born on August 19, 1937, to the late Emilio and Eglantine (Rodrigue) Lambert, at their home in Augusta, Maine. He was the third child of what would grow to be a seven child family, and they soon moved to the Pleasant Hill Rd to accommodate the family.
Bob attended Augusta schools until the 9th grade, when he instead decided to pursue his education in the real world. Following the steps of his older brother, he joined the Navy at the age of 17 and served for three years as a flying radar operator. After discharge, he spent time in Florida, Colorado, and Connecticut, before heading back to Maine. Bob then began what would be a long career as an offset printer, working at J.S. McCarthy Printing Company and Gannett Publishing.
Bob was known for being fiercely independent, preferring to learn and do things himself whenever possible. He instilled this into his children, teaching them everything from how to make crepes to how to change the brakes on a car. He loved being outside as much as possible, whether it was cutting wood, tapping trees to make syrup, taking the boat out or going camping.
Bob was always very outgoing. He was well known in the Kennebec Valley area for the LamJam series of concerts he hosted in the early 1970s, and loved to spend time recalling stories from those events. He was friendly and welcoming, always had a kind word to say and a smile, and did whatever he could to help those around him.
He was predeceased by two brothers: Donald and Roger Lambert and a sister, Juliette Cote.
Mr. Lambert is survived by three sons: Robert Moreau of Bangor, Steven Moreau of Windham, and Daniel Lambert of Chelsea; two daughters: Jaime A. Moreau of New Brunswick, NJ, and Jennifer Seymour of West Gardiner; three brothers: Roland Lambert of Oviedo, FL, Clement Lambert of Augusta and Jerry Lambert of Fayette; five grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends may visit from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 9th at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, where a funeral service will be held on Monday, June 10th at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.
Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.
Published on  July 3, 2017
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