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LINCOLN - Robert (Bob) Roy Montgomery, 79, of Lincoln, Maine, passed away on March 18, 2015, at Lincoln hospital. Bob was born February 12, 1936, in Millinocket, Maine, son of the late Frederick and Leona (Bouchard) Montgomery.

He moved to Connecticut in his late teens during WWII, then back to Millinocket. He was enlisted in the Navy from 1954-1958 as a Machinist Mate 3, being stationed in Portsmouth, NH, and on a ship in the Mediterranean. After being honorably discharged, he met the love of his life, Rita, and was married in Millinocket on June 4, 1960. Newlyweds Bob and Rita then moved to Milford, Connecticut, to start their new life and a family. Bob received his GED and went on to become certified in electrical and plumbing. For 20 years, Bob was employed at J.P. Salmini as an Air Conditioning Technician. In 1979, Bob fulfilled a life-long dream and moved his family back to Maine, where they bought a camp on Egg Pond before buying a home in South Lincoln. Bob was employed by Currie Heating until 1986, when he started his own heating, installation and repair business (Bob's Heating Service), retiring in 2002.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Rita, of Lincoln; two brothers, Leslie of Ohio and Richard of Massachusetts; five sisters, Helen of Millinocket, Virginia of Milford CT, Beverly of Lincoln, Carol of Canada and Rose of Bangor; daughter, Deborah Pickering and her husband, Phil, of South Berwick; son, Michael and his wife, Barbara, of Lincoln; daughter, Susan Beveridge and her husband, John, of Saco; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Bob was predeceased by his sisters, Marlene Montgomery Stinford and Ramona Montgomery Dautrich; and brothers, Gene Giles, Ronald Montgomery, Frederick Montgomery and William Montgomery.

Bob was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, fiddle heading, gardening and camping, and weekly coffee outings with his longtime friends and brothers. Bob and Rita were able to take many wonderful trips together through Webber Supply, visiting such places as Austria, Germany, Aruba, Hawaii, Florida and a cruise. Bob loved people and will be most remembered for his quick wit and great sense of humor, having a joke ready at all times! Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be sadly missed by all.

Relatives and friends are welcome to call 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. on March 21, 2015, at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, Maine. A service will follow at 1 p.m. For an online guestbook, please visit www.clayfuneralhome.com.
Published on  March 19, 2015
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