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James Robert Trott

September 9, 1944November 11, 2019

Scarborough, ME - James “Jimmy” and Marion Trott passed away together on November 11, 2019 at the Gosnell House in Scarborough. Jimmy passed away suddenly from progressing metastatic cancer. Marion passed away from aortic stenosis. Jimmy and Marion were married for over 50 years and were the definition of a true love story. Their passings, only a few hours apart, left them without the void of living without each other.

Jimmy was born in Portland, Maine. He grew up in a large family, which fueled his desire to become a father. When he met Marion, he loved not only her, but her six children unconditionally. They were later blessed with a daughter of their own, Cheryl. Anyone who knows Jimmy knows of his love for all things Elvis and Christmas. The Elvis Gospel album played during their final moments together. He was predeceased by his mother and father Louise and Thomas Trott, and his brother Frederick. He is survived by his brothers: Waldo, Thomas, Louis and Wife Claire, John, and sisters: Mary Howell, Louise Rickett, Katherine Trask, and Barbara Rogers.

Marion was born in Phillips, Maine. She was a homemaker whose main goal was to care for her family. She was always willing to lend a hand and take in various members of the family in times of need, including multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marion was predeceased by her mother and father: Clifford and Ruby Stuard, siblings Christine, Albert, Alvin, and Charles, son Robert Burbank Jr., and son-in-law, Gaston Seeley.

Jimmy and Marion are survived by their 6 children. Linda Seeley, Debra and husband Andrew Cameron, Donna and husband Donald Walsh, Mary and husband Robert DiDonato, Joan Burbank and Bruce Lombard, and Cheryl Trott, along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Gosnell House for giving Marion and Jimmy their happily ever after in their own “honeymoon suite”.

Services will be held at Calvary Cemetery (New Section), 1461 Broadway in South Portland at 1:00 pm, followed by a celebration of life at the Moose Lodge-1310 at 19 Spring Street in Scarborough, ME.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gosnell Hospice Center 11 Hunnewell Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074.


  • Graveside Service Monday, November 18, 2019


James Robert Trott

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Bobby & Mary DiDonato

November 24, 2019

Jimmy & Marion it's been about two weeks since you guys left all of us.
I know that Adrienne, Mary and I and the rest of your family thinks about you guys
everyday. I was listening to Elvis on the radio today and I was thinking about you guys.
Just thinking what Christmas is going to be like this year with out you guys.
Oh one more thing that I want to say if you see Jasper tell him that I still miss him.
Camp wasn't the same with out him. Jasper would go crazy when we would pull up
to your house and you came outside.

R. I. P. Marion & Jimmy (JASPER)

Cherylann Trott

November 19, 2019

I can't stop I miss u both so bad I feel like I can't go on how do I go on Mom and dad I feel so bad I was not at ur final good by but I told u why I wasn't when I talked and talk to u everyday and nite I luv u I miss u more then anyone will ever know I'll cya soon Cheryl Ann Trott

katherine trask

November 18, 2019

brother-wife marian i love you bother i love you both. i,ll always remember the goodtimess we have as kids. your memorys will always be in my heart forever. you and marian are home with your love one. who gone before you. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
love and peace katherine sister and sons charles in williams

Robert & Mary DiDonato

November 16, 2019

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Bobby & Mary

Robert & Mary DiDonato

November 16, 2019

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Bob & Mary

Laurence Bridges

November 16, 2019

My condolence's to the trott family, Jimmy was a great man. sorry for your loss. God bless him and Mary

Larry Faulkingham

November 16, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that I send my deepest condolences to the entire family of these two wonderful people who will forever hold a special place in my heart. I have so many happy & joy filled memories, too numerous to mention. I feel so fortunate to have been a part of their life for many years. They may be gone,but they will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace, Ma & Jim. Love you both.

Emma Woodburn

November 16, 2019

Grampy... what am I supposed to say? What am I supposed to say that others haven’t? You are/were an amazing man. You always protected us when we’re little kids. You many many times did you comfort me when I was upset. We’d pick cherry tomatoes out of your garden, you’d show me all kinds of bugs (even though I didn’t like them) and tell me about them. Every Christmas Eve you’d dress up as Santa for me and my brother and sisters. I remember us kids would be sitting on the floor or talking with nana when you’d come out of your room all dressed as Santa with that super jolly laugh and give us all hugs, you always messed around and asked if us girls were “good boys” and if mason was a “good girl” that year. It saddens me to think about how my last Christmas with you guys was 4 years ago 😔 my heart is heavy with sadness and love for you. I wish you got to meet my babies (your great-great-grandchildren) you would have absolutely loved them.

Forever and always Grampy

Kayla Burbank

November 15, 2019

I love you Nana and Grampy I don't know what I'm goin to do without you guys all I had in life was you guys and my dad now you guys are all together I know you guys missed him just as much as we do I miss you terribly but I happy you guys are all together I will forever miss you guys

Linda Ham

November 15, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Trott family, both were caring, loving, wonderful, people.
Linda Ham & family ❤