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ROBERT ‘BOB’ L. CHADBOURNE

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BANGOR – Robert “Bob” L. Chadbourne, 62, loving husband of Virginia M. Chadbourne, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, April 10, 2009, with his family by his side. He was born Dec. 2, 1946, in Lynn, Mass., the son of Vaughn and Marion (Pomeroy) Chadbourne. Bob grew up in Massachusetts, but made his home in Maine. He was happiest when he was building something and his granddaughter thought of him as “Bob the Builder.” In addition to his father, Bob is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Virginia (Merchant) Chadbourne; his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Kelly Merchant of Bradley; son, Ray Schmidt of Pennsylvania; daughter, Marion Levesque of Connecticut; and his daughter and son-in-law, Cristal and Bruce Telke of Connecticut. Bob loved his grandchildren and especially enjoyed the holidays spent with them. He will be greatly missed by “Papa’s Princess” Jordan; and his grandson, Zachary of Bradley; Lori Anne, Eddie, Steven, Amanda and Ian of Connecticut; his cat, Simon; and dear friend, Paul Beaudoin of Brewer. In addition to his mother, Bob was predeceased by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Thomas and Enid Lambert. Virginia thanks the doctors and nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center Intensive Care Unit for their caring and compassionate ways. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, with the Rev. Herman C. Frankland, pastor of Messiah Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be after at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor. Those wishing to remember Bob in a special way may make gifts in his name to the American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate, Inc., 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.


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