Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME


Robert Ellis Longbottom

March 20, 1932January 10, 2020

South Portland- Robert Ellis Longbottom, Sr., 87, of South Portland, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020. He was born on March 20, 1932, in Lawrence MA, a son of John M. and Jessie M. (Ellis) Longbottom

Bob graduated from Colby College in Waterville where he met and later married Betty Latter. He served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955 where he served as a legal assistant.

Bob worked for the Salvation Army in Portland as the Development Director for many years. After retirement, he enjoyed part time work at the South Portland Public Library.

Bob enjoyed spending time on the water and the views of Casco Bay from his residence in South Portland. He was predeceased by his parents and his former wife, Betty Longbottom.

He is survived by his 3 children, Robert Ellis Longbottom Jr. of New York, Andrew Paul Longbottom of Raymond and Amy Elizabeth Courville and her husband Robert of Saco; a grandchild, Abigail Elizabeth Longbottom of Portland.

A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland.

A private burial ceremony to be held in the spring.

In Lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Salvation Army, 297 Cumberland Ave., Portland, ME 04104.

Please visit www.jonesrichandbarnes.com to sign Robert’s online guest book.


  • John M. Longbottom, Father (deceased)
  • Jessie M. (Ellis) Longbottom, Mother (deceased)
  • Betty Longbottom, Wife (deceased)
  • Robert Ellis Longbottom, Jr., Son
  • Andrew Paul Longbottom, Son
  • Amy Elizabeth Courville (Robert Courville), Daughter
  • Abigail Elizabeth Longbottom, Granddaughter

  • Salvation Army


18 January

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Luke's Cathedral

State St
Portlane, ME


Robert Ellis Longbottom

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Bradford Wakeman

January 17, 2020

We were sorry to hear of the passing of your father.
With sympathy,
Brad, Wendy, and Millicent Wakeman
your cousins in North Andover

Chris Zitani

January 16, 2020

So sorry for your loss, we are thinking of you all.

Bill Richardson

January 15, 2020

Amy - Thinking of you - Bill Richardson

Arthur Lamothe

January 15, 2020

Amy, I am sorry to read of the passing of your father.
Please accept my condolences.
Art Lamothe

Allison Courville

January 15, 2020

We always enjoyed your Dad's company when you brought him down for family events. He was such a classy gentleman, and we will miss him. Thinking of you lots and sending our love. Chris and Allison Courville

Dianne Shaw

January 15, 2020

Drew and family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. It’s never easy to lose a loved one but his memories will live on forever. May heaven give him peace and comfort.

Amy Courville

January 13, 2020

To my best friend! Love you so much Dad!