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Lindquist Funeral Home

1 Mayberry Ln, Yarmouth, ME

OBITUARY

James Wellington Robertson Jr.

June 28, 1929December 28, 2019
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James (Jim) Robertson, 90, of Brunswick Maine passed away at his home at Coastal Landing on December 28, 2019. He is now in heaven with his beloved wife Ann, who died just 2 weeks earlier. Jim was born June 28, 1929, son of Velma and James Robertson, in Brewer, Maine. He was one of 9 brothers and sisters. He moved to Cutler Maine in 1942 and then to Freeport and South Freeport in 1945. He graduated from Freeport High School in 1949. Jim was in the Army for 2 years from 1951-1953. He was in an artillery battalion stationed at Fort Barry, California, during the Korean War. After the service he enrolled at Wentworth Technical Institute in Boston and studied to become a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning technician.

He married Ann Macomber on October 10, 1954 who he dated in high school. They celebrated 65 years of marriage this past October. He and his wife were living in separate locations the last 3 ½ years due to her illness, and needing skilled care. Ann at Horizons in Brunswick, and Jim at Coastal Landing Retirement Community. He was so faithful and visited his wife every single day unless there was a blizzard! He missed her so much after her death 2 weeks ago.

Jim lived for several years in Woburn and Burlington, Massachusetts, working for Barrett Refrigeration until 1967, when they moved back to Maine. He lived in Cumberland, Maine for 25 years before building their “home by the ocean” at Flying Point in Freeport. In Maine he worked for AF Briggs Refrigeration, Scribner and Iverson and Pelreco before retiring in 1994. Jim was a great guy and made many friends with co-workers and customers who would request him for their service calls. He had a dry wit, would help out anyone in need and loved having his family around.

He loved being on the ocean at his home at Flying Point and could be found boating, digging clams, or reading in his hammock. He loved working in the yard, stacking wood, and helping Ann with her flower gardens. Jim was a member of the West Falmouth Baptist Church for over 50 years, serving as a deacon and on various committees.

Jim was pre-deceased by his wife Ann, his brothers, Galen, Leslie, Paul, and sister Virginia. He is survived by his daughter, Linda (Robertson) Googins and husband Jim; son Steven and wife Kelley. Grandchildren; Sarah (Googins) Durfee and husband Shaun, Kevin Googins and wife Christine, Matthew Robertson, Melissa Robertson, and step grandchildren; Kelsey McDonnell and husband Matt, Marissa Pelletier, Dana Pelletier and Victoria Pelletier. Great grandchildren who referred to him as “Bumpa”; Owen Durfee, Delaney Googins, Gabriel Wright, and Coby McDonnell.

Jim is also survived by his brothers Arthur, (wife Anne), Lawrence, and sisters, Janet Pinkham and Janice Howland (husband Don); Sister in law Jeannine Hunter (husband Jim). He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family invites you to a time of visitation on Friday January 3 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane Yarmouth. A Funeral Service will be celebrated on Saturday January 4th 11:00am at West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Rd, Falmouth. You may offer your condolences or share your memories of Jim at www.lindquistfuneralhome.com

The family would like to thank the Coastal Landing staff for their love and great care of Jim the past 4 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Falmouth Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 18 Mountain Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105

  • FAMILY

  • James Wellington Robertson, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Velma (Farris) Robertson, Mother (deceased)
  • Ann Elizabeth Robertson, Wife (deceased)
  • Linda Googins (Jim Googins), Daughter
  • Steven Robertson (Kelley Robertson), Son
  • Sarah Googins Durfee (Shaun Durfee), Granddaughter
  • Kevin Googins (Christine Googins), Grandson
  • Matthew Robertson, Grandson
  • Melissa Robertson, Granddaughter
  • Kelsey McDonnell (Matt McDonnell), Step Granddaughter
  • Marissa Pelletier, Step Granddaughter
  • Dana Pelletier, Step Grandchild
  • Victoria Pelletier, Step Granddaughter
  • Owen Durfee, Great Grandson
  • Delaney Googins, Great Granddaughter
  • Gabriel Wright, Great Grandson
  • Coby McDonnell, Great Grandson
  • Arthur Robertson (Anne Robertson), Brother
  • Lawrence Robertson, Brother
  • Janet Pinkham, Sister
  • Janice Howland (Don Howland), Sister
  • Jeannine Hunter (Jim Hunter), Sister-in-law
  • Galen Robertson, Brother (deceased)
  • Paul Robertson, Brother (deceased)
  • Leslie Robertson, Brother (deceased)
  • Virginia Robertson, Sister (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • West Falmouth Baptist Church Memorial Fund

Services

  • Visiting Hours Friday, January 3, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 4, 2020

Memories

James Wellington Robertson Jr.

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Ginny Oliver

January 2, 2020

My Mom, Dottie Choate, moved to CL the same time your folks did. They were her neighbors across the hall. I had the pleasure of meeting your Mom before she got sick. She was a lovely lady.
Your Dad said he'd never forget my name because he had a sister named Ginny. Jim was very special to Mom and I. I would see him often and so glad I gave him big hugs the last few times I saw him. My folks were married 61 yrs before my Dad passed. I always thought your folks marriage and relationship with family paralleled the special bond my parents shared. We will miss his smiling face. Our sympathy to you and your family.

Lawrence Robertson

December 31, 2019

Linda and Steve I am so sorry for your loss. I’ll miss them greatly. I only began lately to realize how much I loved them both. As an aside, I remember Jim used to park his bike in front of the house in So. Freeport. That was his Cadillac (pride and joy) and you better not touch it. I love you Jim and I’ll miss you and that lovely lady you made your wife. With fond memories, brother Lawrie.

Julie Otte

December 31, 2019

Linda and Steve,
So sorry for your loss. From all the pictures he lived his life well. I have enjoyed seeing your parents with all the fb posts.

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