ACTON, Maine ; Robert E. Morrill, 55, of Hopper Road, known by many as Rob, Bob, or Bobby, died on April 25, 2009, at his home.
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He was born in Rochester, N.H., on Sept. 9, 1953, a son of Fred and Eva (Meyer) Morrill Sr. and grew up in Milton Mills, N.H., attending the local schools. While in school, Bob was known to be quite the prankster. Even as a youngster, Bob knew the value of hard work. He worked a part-time job and always had a project going.
Bob was employed at Pratt and Whitney in North Berwick since 1980, working the second shift. In the last few years, Bob started taking care of several cemeteries and was very meticulous and took pride in each job he did. He was always two steps ahead of his competitor.
Bob loved his John Deere tractor and couldn't wait for each new spring to start it up. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. His daughter Melissa shared how he would enthusiastically prepare for weeks in advance for each hunting season.
Bob liked playing cards and especially looked forward to Sunday afternoons playing cribbage with his Dad. He never missed an opportunity to go south to visit the reservation.
Bob had a great sense of humor, each day he lived his life with a smile on his face and with laughter in his voice.
Bob was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Unity Lodge # 62 in Union, N.H., and was a member of the Lafayette Club of Sanford for 29 years.
Bob was a kind and giving neighbor and friend. He was unselfish with his time and talents. He had a great sense of humor and never missed an opportunity to tell a funny story. Each day he lived his life with a smile on his face and with laughter in his voice. He especially enjoyed working with his elderly friends, making sure they had what the needed or wanted. Bob's life and presence among his family and friends will not be forgotten ; for Bob had that innate ability to give without any expectations in return.
Bob was a loving husband and father who loved and cherished his wife, Vickie. They had just returned from an exciting trip to Mexico where they both enjoyed making new friends and being able to relax in the warm sunshine.
He is lovingly survived by his wife of 22 years, Vickie (Bartlett) Morrill; his daughter, Melissa Norman and husband, Steven; his son, Ross Morrill; grandchildren, Meagan and Tyler; his father, Fred Morrill Sr.; his mother, Eva Morrill; his brothers, Fred Morrill Jr. and Mike Woodrow; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Bob was predeceased by his brother, Stuart; his mother-in-law, Norma McGuinness; and his special friend, Helen Roberts.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 30, from 2-6 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, in Alfred. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 1, at 11 a.m. at the Alfred Parish Church, 17 Kennebunk Road, Alfred, with Pastor Rick Leach officiating. Committal prayers and burial will be private.
To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.autumngreenfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, the family's wish is that you would be an example of what Bob stood for by spending some time helping a neighbor or a friend.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.
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Published in Fosters from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2009