Robert Alfred Nadeau Sr.

November 20, 1943April 8, 2021

RUMFORD: Bob passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 8, 2021. He was born on November 20, 1943 to Alfred and Marieanna Nadeau in Rumford where he grew up with many friends. Bob married Catherine Jane McCafferty in February of 1962. Bob raised two children, Robert A. Nadeau, Jr. and Elizabeth S. Nadeau, which he doted on. Bob enjoyed family, friends and many hobbies. Bob is survived by his children, Robert A. Nadeau, Jr. and his wife Diana and Elizabeth Nadeau and her husband Bradley. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Brandon, Nicole and Hunter, his great-grandchildren, Abel Mclain and Harper Taylor as well as his siblings and their spouses, Richard and Shirley, Raymond and Janice, Susan, Michael and Janet and many nieces and nephews. Bob also leaves behind a very special lady, the light of his life, Sally Rowe. He was predeceased by his parents and wife. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at A graveside service will take place on Friday May 28, 2021 at 11:30am at St. John’s Cemetery in Rumford. Arrangements are under the care of the Thibault Remembrance Center affiliate of The Fortin Group Funeral Homes 250 Penobscot St. Rumford, 364-4366.


28 May

Graveside Service

11:30 am

St. John Cemetery

Isthmus Rd.
Rumford, Maine


Robert Alfred Nadeau Sr.

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Brenda Gallant

April 16, 2021

We have so many great memories Bob and I. We go way back on Somerset St. We used to pull a lot of antics there, lol. For cousins we were pretty close so we stuck together. I will miss him so much but he will once again be with Jane. Peace be with you both. I love you both and will miss you both dearly.

Leslie & Daryl Boness

April 16, 2021

Our sincere condolences on your loss. We spent many years of happy evenings enjoying Celtic music at Skye Theatre, with your parents always right up front. Seeing their pleasure and the camaraderie of "the regulars" brought a smile to all. Your father's kindness shone clearly in his care for your mom, and his happiness when joined by other family members for the performances of special favorites. We trust your memories of happy times with him will bring you peace and comfort.

Nicole Nadeau

April 15, 2021

I love you.
And you will be missed.

Yvette LeBlanc

April 14, 2021

Bob was a gentleman and so very pleasant. We always enjoyed him at the American Legion in Dixfield. He will be missed by Lee Roy and I. Prayers for his family and Sally. God bless.

Gloria Patneaude

April 10, 2021

Bob will be sadly missed from all of us at the Dixfield American Legion Post 100 Dixfield Maine. All your Jam Friends would would like to give all the family and friends our deepest sympathy. He was a true Angel he really deserved those wings. We would also like to Thank Sally for being there for Bob and helping him to continue coming for as long as he could tolerated it to be with his friends which he always looked forward to the Saturday night Jam. RIP Bob no more suffering We loved you and will miss you.

David Bulger

April 10, 2021

Bobby Nadeau (we always called him “Bobby”) was the first friend that I remember. I must have met him when I was 4, not long after we moved from Brunswick to Somerset Street in 1948 Throughout my years at Bisbee School, I would wait for Bobby to come down the street and we would walk to school together. He was older than I was, and wiser. (Also he had an older brother–I didn’t–who taught him things he then taught me).
It was Bobby who first took me to Mt. Zircon. He knew that if you went to the bottling plant at the base of the mountain, they would give you a free soda that you could take with you. And it was Bobby who first challenged me to follow him up the sixty feet to the top of the fire tower to “visit” the ranger. Then he would lead me back down those sixty feet–which was far more scary than going up.
We regularly rode our bikes to the various swimming holes along the Swift River, Covered’s, Sandy’s, Scotties, Tub’s, eventually reaching as far up as Black Bridge.
I will never forget working in the steaming Rumford heat one summer, as Bobby and I and Joey Puiia cut limbs off the trees that Bobby’s uncle, Bill, cut down after work and in the evenings, clearing the lot on which he built his house.
And there were the “camps” we built–or tried to build–in the woods in what is now Highland Terrace.
He was a huge presence in my childhood.
I pretty much left Rumford when I was 14, but in the winter of the six months I spent back in town in 1962, I was privileged to be invited to Bobby and Jane’s wedding. As long as I live, I will never forget the reception in South Rumford. I travelled there with Bobby’s Uncle Bill and helped him carry stuff from the car into the hall. Through a blizzard that brought snowdrifts well above our knees.
Bobby was a good friend and a fine man.
And he will be missed. Mightily.

David Bulger
Cornwall, PEI

Priscilla OHearn

April 10, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family and Bob.


April 9, 2021

Sorry to hear about Bobs passing his suffering is over and In time your hearts will mend if you need anything let us know we are sending our love and prayers the Nadeau's