MITCHELL Robert A. of Plum Island, formerly of Taunton, passed away at home after a brief illness. He was 69. Robert was an avid fisherman and boater who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He frequently could be found helping neighbors with repair projects around their homes. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Sandra; his brother-in-law, Michael Francis and his children, Gregory, Stephen and Elizabeth; his aunt, Wilna Beach; and two sons, Robert and Ryan. Visiting hours at the Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, NEWBURYPORT, will be Monday, May 20, 2013, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA, 01843.