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Robert James Wotherspoon Sr.

January 10, 1933October 5, 2021
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Robert James Wotherspoon Sr. 1933 - 2021

New Gloucester - Robert J. Wotherspoon Sr. 88, of New Gloucester, died Tuesday October 5, at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born in East Providence, RI on January 10, 1933 the son of the late Alexander and Mary (Robertson) Wotherspoon. A Graduate of East Providence High School class of 1951. He went on to proudly serve his country in the US Navy on the USS Hornet. Robert married his true love, the former Joyce Mollerberg on April 10, 1954 at Sacred Heart Church in East Providence. They started their family in East Providence and he worked at Bird & Son, prior to moving their family to New Gloucester, ME. Robert then worked for L.W. Haskell with his brother John, and became a Master Licensed Plumber. He was the Plumbing inspector for the Town of New Gloucester for 15 years. He retired from UA Local 783/716 Plumbers & Pipefitters after 44 years where he acquired the nickname Tablespoon. He was a member and past commander of The American Legion Post 311 In Seekonk, MA, a member of the VFW in Yarmouth, ME, Amvets Post 6 and Cumberland Lodge #12. He was a respected member of New Gloucester Volunteer Fire Department as well as in the Kora Shrine Crazy Cops. He enjoyed Antique cars, tinkering in the garage, teaching his kids and grandkids to drive, traveling with his wife and spending winters in Nokomis, Florida for several years. He is survived by his wife of 67 Years Joyce Wotherspoon of New Gloucester, a son Robert Wotherspoon Jr. and his wife Sally of New Gloucester, two daughters Donna Dee and husband Steve of New Gloucester, and Kim Mason and husband Randy of Hazel Green Alabama, a sister Lois Clemm of Coventry, RI, a brother John Wotherspoon of Minot, 11 Grandchildren: Belinda, Marc, Melissa, Krista, James, Nicole, Heather, Steven Jr., Ryan, Travis, and Dustin, 12 Great Grandchildren, his Faithful Furbaby Bandit and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his Parents a sister June Lefebvre and a brother Richard Wotherspoon. Online condolences can be shared at www.thefortingroupauburn.com Visitation Fortin Auburn Monday 10/11 from 4-7 PM. Funeral Service will be Tuesday 10/12 at 11 AM at East Auburn Baptist Church 560 Park Ave. Auburn. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care & direction of The Fortin Group Funeral Homes 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Funeral Serivce

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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Mary Field

October 10, 2021

I always enjoyed visits with Robert and Joyce at my mom's home and at their home. They were always a playful couple. It was good to learn about summering in Maine when he was a boy. Prayers to all the family. Mary

David Champagne

October 9, 2021

As a past sons of amvets post 6 I will always have bob in my thoughts such a great man always had fun talking with him may he Rest In Peace

Noreen (Tripp) Holt

October 9, 2021

Joyce, I am so sorry to hear of your husbands passing.

I lost Marilyn Tripp a year ago last March and if she were alive would have been in touch with you.

Take care,
Noreen (Tripp) Holt

Jim Thomson

October 9, 2021

Joyce, Robbie, Donna and Kim. I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was one of the best guys I have ever known. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time . Take Care
Ji m

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Biography

Robert James Wotherspoon Sr.
1933 - 2021


New Gloucester - Robert J. Wotherspoon Sr. 88, of New Gloucester, died Tuesday October 5, at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born in East Providence, RI on January 10, 1933 the son of the late Alexander and Mary (Robertson) Wotherspoon.
A Graduate of East Providence High School class of 1951. He went on to proudly serve his country in the US Navy on the USS Hornet.
Robert married his true love, the former Joyce Mollerberg on April 10, 1954 at Sacred Heart Church in East Providence. They started their family in East Providence and he worked at Bird & Son, prior to moving their family to New Gloucester, ME.
Robert then worked for L.W. Haskell with his brother John, and became a Master Licensed Plumber. He was the Plumbing inspector for the Town of New Gloucester for 15 years. He retired from UA Local 783/716 Plumbers & Pipefitters after 44 years where he acquired the nickname Tablespoon.
He was a member and past commander of The American Legion Post 311 In Seekonk, MA, a member of the VFW in Yarmouth, ME, Amvets Post 6 and Cumberland Lodge #12. He was a respected member of New Gloucester Volunteer Fire Department as well as in the Kora Shrine Crazy Cops. He enjoyed Antique cars, tinkering in the garage, teaching his kids and grandkids to drive, traveling with his wife and spending winters in Nokomis, Florida for several years.
He is survived by his wife of 67 Years Joyce Wotherspoon of New Gloucester, a son Robert Wotherspoon Jr. and his wife Sally of New Gloucester, two daughters Donna Dee and husband Steve of New Gloucester, and Kim Mason and husband Randy of Hazel Green Alabama, a sister Lois Clemm of Coventry, RI, a brother John Wotherspoon of Minot, 11 Grandchildren: Belinda, Marc, Melissa, Krista, James, Nicole, Heather, Steven Jr., Ryan, Travis, and Dustin, 12 Great Grandchildren, his Faithful Furbaby Bandit and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his Parents a sister June Lefebvre and a brother Richard Wotherspoon.
Online condolences can be shared at www.thefortingroupauburn.com
Visitation Fortin Auburn Monday 10/11 from 4-7 PM. Funeral Service will be Tuesday 10/12 at 11 AM at East Auburn Baptist Church 560 Park Ave. Auburn. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care & direction of The Fortin Group Funeral Homes 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.