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Robert Doe

March 15, 1949 ~ May 10, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Robert Louis Doe, 74, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at the Togus Springs hospice unit of the Togus Veterans Administration Medical Center in Augusta, Maine after his battle with cancer. 

He was grateful for the care received at the VA and at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, Maine. Born in Bangor, Maine on March 15, 1949, he was the son of Arthur Franklin and Florence (Kavanaugh) Doe. 

Bob served in the US Army as a medic in Germany during the early 1970’s. 

He is survived by six siblings: three brothers, Charles and wife Sally of Holden, MA, David and wife Susan of Charlton, MA, and Daniel and wife Julie of North Andover, MA; three sisters, Diane Doe of West Lebanon, NH, Marilyn Doe of Denmark, ME, and Grace Holihan of Hampton, NH; as well as many cousins; nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews and their families.

Besides his parents, Bob was predeceased by his brother, Peter.

He attended schools in Limestone and graduated from Hall-Dale High School. He attended the University of Southern Maine after his Army service. 

Bob loved music and was an advanced clarinet player. He played with All-State bands and community bands for several years. He had a passion for classical music, especially his favorite composers Mozart and Beethoven. He also enjoyed popular music, including Pink Floyd. 

His nature photography was enjoyed by his family. Bob’s flare for art led him to create several paintings of both amusing and modern art. Bob was an environmentalist and conscientious about recycling. He cleared and recycled metal debris from many roadsides in Lincoln County. Many trees were planted by him in a variety of locations. We will miss his dry sense of humor.  Bob especially loved living close to the Maine coastline. 

A service in his honor will be held in the summer.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Bob’s name to either: Mid-Coast Conservancy ( PO Box 439, Edgecomb, ME 04556; the American Cancer Society ( PO Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741; or to VAVA (with the notation to help veterans in hospice care), Voluntary Services (135), ℅ VA Maine Healthcare, 1 VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.  Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting:



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