ROBERT E. STAFFORD

ROBERT E. STAFFORD

Lubec - Robert E. “Bobby” Stafford, 71, died Jan 21, 2013 at a Bangor hospital. He was born in  Lubec Dec. 21, 1941 the son of the late William and Jessie (Parker) Stafford. He  was a graduate of Lubec High  School,  and a proud veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He went on to attend Southern Maine Technical College in Portland where he gained the skills to proudly work for 46 years at Woodland LCC Pulp in Baileyville, ME. He was a hard worker, and loved the time spent working with the guys at the mill. He was a member of the Stuart-Green Post #65 American Legion in Lubec. When he was not working, he especially loved his time spent with children and grandchildren.

He is survived by and will be greatly missed by a son Gary Wayne Stafford, and a daughter Bobbi-Jo Varney both of Lubec; grandchildren -Aaron Stafford and wife Jennifer stationed in Hinesville,GA currently serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, and Mallory Varney of Lubec; great-grandchildren Kennedy Stafford and Lillyana Jessie Varney; many cousins and friends to include special friends Brian and Felicia Newman ,and all the “GANG” at Randy Hall’s garage.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a grandson Tyler Varney, and a sister Joann Stafford. He will also be missed by his cat “Fannie”, and keeping with his love for animals in lieu of flowers, those who wish, may make donations in his memory to PAWS PO Box 182, Calais,ME 04619.

Memorial services will be held 1 pm Thursday Jan.31, 2013 at the Christian Temple Church Main St. Lubec with Pastor Dan Fritschle officiating. A reception will follow at the American Legion, Lubec .Condolences and memories may be shared with the Stafford family by visiting their book of memories at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com.