DOVER-FOXCROFT – Robert J. Currie, 93, passed away Oct. 21, 2012, at Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft. He was born July 28, 1919, in Drew, son of Vaughn and Lula (Bishop) Currie.
Bob graduated from Foxcroft Academy in 1938. He served in the Navy, on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as a signalman from 1942 to December 1945. On his return to Dover-Foxcroft, he worked for a short time with the railroad as a telegraph operator and finally took a position as a lineman at Central Maine Power Co. where he worked until he retired in 1984, after more than 30 years.Bob always found it easy to meet new people and was known and loved by many. He was a very early riser throughout his life, often one of the first customers in the door each morning at the Bears Den. He loved to walk and was fond of dogs. He loved all sports, especially baseball. He was a Yankees fan through and through. Bob had an unofficial paper route with just one special customer, Beryl Dow, with whom he had a very close friendship for the past 15 years. His wife, Isobel Currie came from the village of Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Isobel is survived by a large extended family on the island. Bob enjoyed his many visits to Cape Breton throughout the years. Many of the residents for miles around Baddeck, whether family, friend or acquaintance, referred to him as “Uncle Bob” and hold a special place for him in their hearts.
He is survived by his son, William “Bill” of Bothell, Wash.; son, Steven “Steve” and wife, Katie, of Exeter; several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Isobel (Macaulay) Currie; brother, Ray Currie; and sister, Helen Horton. His family thanks all of the nurses, doctors and other caregivers at Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft; and Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, for their sincere and kind care and support throughout his illness.
A graveside memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the family lot in Gray Cemetery, Dover-Foxcroft, with the Rev. Chad Poland officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, P.O. Box 328, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at