BOMOSEEN - Robert F. Robie, 80, died Tuesday morning April 15, 2014 at his home in Bomoseen.
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Born November 30, 1933 in Hill, NH, the son of the late Lawrence W. Robie and Mary Rose Elizabeth Riley. Robert was raised by his father and stepmother Carolyn Robie.
Robert, along with his wife, Edith Robie, owned and operated Mount Independence Farm in Orwell for many years. He was a member of the Farm Bureau. In his retirement, he enjoyed gardening, watching basketball, putting together puzzles, doing Sudoku and spending time with his family.
Bob married Edith A. Blanchard on March 5, 1966.
He is survived by his wife Edith Robie of Bomoseen; by his children, Diane Robie of Wallingford; Cindy Robie and Robin Reed both of Hill, NH; Fred Robie of Orwell, Herbert Robie of Ledyard, Conn.; and Jackie Robie of Bomoseen; by his siblings, George W. Robie of Hill, NH; Ruth Cross of Hill, NH; Helen Smart of Guildhall, Vt.; Dorothy Reinert of Cottonwood, Ariz.; Julie Loftus of Ledyard, Conn.; and Mary Fuller of Concord, NH; and by his ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents and stepmother and by his son Kevin Robie and his daughter Suzanne Robie; also by his brothers, Raymond and Lawrence Robie.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery in Orwell. John Longaker pastor of the Fellowship Bible Church will officiate.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Future Farmers of America, Vermont Chapter 2900, North Street, New Haven, VT 05472 or a
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ducharme Funeral Home Inc., www.ducharmefuneralhome.com.
Ducharme Funeral Home - Castleton
1939 Main Street Castleton, VT 05735
Published in Rutland Herald from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2014