ROGER F. FURBISH

Lewiston, Maine.  Roger F. Furbish, 87, of Lisbon, ME passed away early morning March 16, 2013 with his wife by his side.  He had suffered a stroke on February 24, 2013. 

Roger was born in St. Stephen, N.B., Canada, the son of Church H. and Dorothy (Mercier) Furbish of Princeton, ME.  He and his childhood sweetheart, Rita E. Richards, of Princeton, Maine, were married on February 3, 1945 in Princeton, Me.

Roger returned to college when he was no longer able to work in the family store in Princeton and earned an Accounting Degree from Husson College in 1961.  Roger worked over five years in Washington, D. C., returning to Maine to work for Bates Mfg Co. and Bath Iron works, retiring in 1984.

Although he had endured chronic pain since the age of 18 due to osteoarthritis, Roger displayed a positive attitude and enjoyed life to the fullest.  He liked to walk and would walk on his lunch hours.  After he took early retirement in 1984, he would walk 2 miles from his home to the Lisbon Post Office every day that he possibly could. He ended up having a total of 7 joint replacements.   

Special friends for over 30 years were Ernest and Lucille Moreau and their family of Arundel, ME.  He also enjoyed the friendship in late years with the friends at Seniors Plus and the MTM Center in Lisbon Falls. 

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rita of Lisbon; two sons, John F. Furbish of Turners Falls, MA and Richard A. Furbish and his wife Patricia Crawford of Austin, TX; two grandsons, Eric J. Furbish and his wife Yogita Sharma of Austin, TX and Frank Petrov of Richmond, VA; a great-granddaughter, Sophia D. Petrov of Richmond, VA; a sister Marjorie Hold of Clearwater, FL; two nieces, Karen E. Hold of Baileyville, ME and Brenda D. Smith of Essex Junction, VT; and many grandnieces and grandnephews.