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TOPSHAM - Roberta (Bobbie) Mae Whitney, 79, passed April 30th, 2014, at The Highlands in Topsham. Born June 28th, 1934 in Thomaston, she was the daughter of Robert and Marjorie Mayo.

On April 26, 1953, she married James F. Whitney and they have lived in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Greenland, California, Arizona, Australia, Winthrop and Topsham. Bobbie was a graduate of Arizona State and received her master's degree in education at USM and taught at Winthrop High School and Maranacook High School. Bobbie will be remembered for her charming personality, her kindness, and her ability to share her love and compassion with all who knew her.

Surviving is her husband, James F. Whitney Sr.; sons, James, Jr., Jeff, Jon, Jason, and Justin; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

The celebration of Bobbie Whitney's life will be held at 11 a.m. May 17, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Rockland. Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, c/o MCH Inc., 46 Summer St., Rockland, ME 04841 ( Condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Whitney family at Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.
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