Joseph R. Robert, 1930 - 2016

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Joseph R. Robert, 86, of 20 Goff Avenue, Lewiston passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Marshwood Center in Lewiston.  His loving family was with him during his final hours.  Born in Lewiston on October 20, 1930 he was the son of Edmond and Alma Robert.  After graduating from Lewiston High School, Joseph enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in Okinawa during the Korean War.  After the war, he married Connie Tremblay on September 8, 1956 and they had two children together, Mark and Cindy.  He worked locally as a communications systems technician for New England Telephone and AT&T and later owned his own company, Robert’s Telephone Inc. After his retirement, he and Connie enjoyed travelling through Europe and North America. Joseph was a member of Holy Cross Church, Prince of Peace Parish, where for many years he sang in the choir. He was also a member of the American Legion and Knights of Columbus.  Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Lori Robert, his daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Ronald Boisvert, grandchildren Christopher Boisvert and wife Giovanna, Brittany Locke and husband Ned, and great-grandchildren Owen Joseph Boisvert and Benjamin Locke. He is also survived by sisters Rolande St. Laurent and Doris Deschenes.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his granddaughter Adrianne Robert and siblings Germaine Robert, Marcel Robert, Lucille Champagne, and Roland Robert.  Special thanks to Jessica Miller and Jeannine Bissonnette from AHHS and the entire staff at Marshwood for their outstanding care. 

Funeral Notice

ROBERT, Joseph, 86, of Lewiston, died in Lewiston on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday, 9 - 11 AM, followed by a Liturgy of the Word Service at 11 AM. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

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