Robert J.


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Topsham - Robert Joseph "Bob" Pelletier, 71, passed away peacefully in Brunswick, on March 15, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 16, 1947 in Lewiston, the son of Walter and Priscilla (Gendreau) Pelletier.

Bob graduated from Madawaska High School and married his high school sweetheart, Claire. He attended Southern Maine Vocational Institute, earned his Associate's degree in Machine Tool, and worked at Fraser Paper Company as a machinist. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Agatha, ME.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Claire, and their two children; Jon of Hampton, NH and Becky and her husband Kevin of Topsham; two adored grandchildren Addison and Caleb; siblings and their spouses Ruth and Ashley of Bangor, Ronald and Rita of Madawaska, Richard and Mary of Frenchville; many nieces and nephews; cousins; and wonderful friends.

He was predeceased by his father, Walter, his mother, Prescilla, and his niece, Meagan.

Bob was a man of faith and he led his life with strong beliefs and values. His kindness poured out to anyone who was lucky enough to chat with him. Those who knew Bob remember him as a man who strived to make others around him smile or laugh, with an endearing compliment or an amusing joke. He will be missed greatly by his loved ones; but so many of us will smile when thinking of him. This is a testament to how loved he truly was.

The family wishes to thank the medical staff at Midcoast Hospital, particularly the amazing ICU Staff, who were extremely caring and consoling to both Bob and the family in his final days.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00AM, Thursday, March 21, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 137 McKeen St., in Brunswick. Family and friends may visit at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St. in Brunswick from 9:30AM to 10:30AM the morning of the service. For online condolences please visit In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial contribution to Sweetser, one of Maine's comprehensive mental health organizations for children and adults. To donate please visit
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Mike and Carmen Aldrete
Apr 01, 2019
Dear Claire, Jon, and Becky,
We were so surprised and so very saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathies,
Love, Mike and Carmen
Mike and Andie Labbe
Mar 21, 2019
Claire, Jon, Becky and Kevin,
Bob was loved by everybody! His infectious laugh could be heard far and wide. While you would love to have him back, he has another calling; he will be your angel, watching your family in heaven. Hugs!
Charlene Garon
Mar 20, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to Claire and family. Bob was a great guy. May he rest in peace!
Gary & Claire Thibeault
Mar 20, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Deepest sympathy to you Claire, Jon and Becky. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you all!
Jasen Thibeault
Mar 20, 2019
Deepest sympathies to the family.
Kimberly Hickson
Mar 20, 2019
I'm so sorry Claire, Becky, Jon and family about Bob passing away. It took me by surprise. Bob will be well missed. Love Kimberly
Louise Jalbert and boys
Mar 20, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. He was such a good person. He always had a joke to tell. He will be missed. Claire, Becky, and Jon you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gerard & Diane Castonguay
Mar 19, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss... Will remember his laugh and love of jokes. I am sure he is making the angels laugh...
Meaghan and Mark Wildes
Mar 19, 2019
Becky, Kevin, Claire, Addy, Caleb, and Jon- we are so very sorry for Bob’s passing. He was a very loved man and we will miss his contagious smile. We love you all ❤️
Irma Sirois
Mar 19, 2019
Claire, Jon and Becky. Your husband and Dad. was a great man. Please accept my deepest sympathies. And may the Good Lord be with you all during this time of sorrow and give you peace and comfort. R.I.P. Bob
Eldon and Gloria Gendreau
Mar 19, 2019
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. Our sympathies with you all.
John & Karen Michaud
Mar 19, 2019
Deepest sympathies to the family.
Moe and Sandra Belanger
Mar 19, 2019
We extend our deepest condolences to Bob's family--wife, children, sister, brothers and grandchildren. Bob was a gentle soul who brought a smile to everyone he came in contact with. May you remember all the happy moments you shared with this remarkable man.
Kippy Hickson / Steven Brown
Mar 19, 2019
We are thinking of you all and send our heartfelt sympathies. Bob was a very special person, exuding warmth and humor. We will remember his outgoing personality and how he loved being with all the family. Much love, Kippy and Steve
Tin and Laurette Albert
Mar 19, 2019
To you Clair and your family was are saddened to hear of Bob’s passing....such a nice and gental person.
Susan Guerrette
Mar 19, 2019
Truly sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this time. My Deepest Sympathies to the Family. May the good Lord cover you with his love and grace. HUGS
Vernon Dufour
Mar 19, 2019
To Claire and the family. My deepest sympathies to you. 🙏
Louise Nadeau Beaulieu
Mar 19, 2019
Dear Claire and family---offering you and your family, along with the Pelletier family our sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful man---Bob certainly was a loving man---he was so inconspicuous, but then he would make his presence known with a kind word or a joke---remember the many good times you all had---hugs, peace and blessings --The family of Yvon Nadeau whom you, Claire touched in many ways----
Angela St. Jarre Albert
Mar 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss Claire. My deepest sympathies. Rest In Peace Bob.
Lisa and Paul Bernier
Mar 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Will always remember his contagious smile.
Mike & Lisa Michaud
Mar 19, 2019
Claire, Jon, Becky, Kevin and grandkids. Our hearts break on the passing of Bob. He was a special friend to our family and we have plenty of fond memories that we charish. Always had a smile on his face that leaded to his funny jokes. He was always excited to take us on a drive to see new places he had found. To all of you, our deepest sympathies. Just know that you all have a special Angel watching over you. God bless and love you all.
Melissa Textor
Mar 19, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Mrs. Pelletier, Becky and Jon in this difficult time.
Mar 19, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences during this time, wherein you mourn the passing of a really kind man.
Fr. Claude Gendreau, Portland, ME
Mar 18, 2019
Claire and family, my most sincere sympathies to all of you. Be assured of my thoughts and prayers. May he have found peace in the kingdom we all pray to share in some day.
Conrad & Joyce Plourde
Mar 18, 2019
We want to send our love and prayers for all of you as you go through this difficult time. May your memories of Bob bring you comfort. RIP Bob..