Robert's Story

DENMARK - Robert "Bob" Waldo Linnell, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, died peacefully October 8, 2015 surrounded by his family.

Bob, 90, was born in Portland, Maine on July 31, 1925 the oldest child of Victor and Edna Linnell. He spent his childhood in Bath and Brunswick, and spent many years working around New England as a pipefitter and welder before settling down and Denmark, Maine across the street from his best childhood friend, Percy Lord.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruth, daughter Ann, son-in-law Stephen Arsenault, daughter Jane, son-in-law Roger Audet, son David. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him, including Kelly and Jacob Perry; Jessica Audet and Brendan Sheehan; Nicholas Audet; Melanie, Brian and Aaliyah Swenson; Cynthia Arsenault; Megan, Nick, and Lucas Stilwell; Michael and

Mallory Arsenault; Jim and Diane Linnell; Samantha Linnell; Heather Linnell and Tiflil Koster; and numerous others. Bob is predeceased by his brothers Tommy, William, John and Lloyd. He is also survived by brother's Virgil and Nathan, and sisters Becky Koehler, Nordica Graham, and Beverly Klaus.

Bob will be fondly remembered as a woodsman, hunter, collector, historian, and veteran, fiercely devoted to family. He greatest prides were his grandchildren, children and reaching the milestone of 90 years old.

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life at A. T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10AM until 12 noon. Per Bob's request, no funeral will take place. The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice and Lora Larrivee for their care and support. For online condolences, please visit our website at
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