Robert H. LaPage, Jr.

May 2, 1951 - September 3, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: September 12, 2020

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elder Grey Cemetery in North Waterboro.

Robert Harold LaPage, Jr., 69, a longtime resident of Waterboro, lost his battle with cancer and passed peacefully, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, on September 3, 2020.

Robert was born at home in Limerick on May 2, 1951, the son of Robert Harold and Olive Agnes (Gammon) LaPage, Sr. He attended grade school in Limerick and was a graduate of Massabesic High School, Class of 1971. Shortly after graduation from high school, Robert enlisted into the U. S. Army and was honorably discharged on November 28, 1977.  

Robert married his high school sweetheart Robert Lee Abbott and they made their home together in Waterboro. He and Roberta made many happy memories as they shared time with both sides of their families. Together, they lovingly raised their niece Cheyenne Merrifield and created a warm and loving home for her. 

Robert retired from the Sanford Police Department with many certificates and commendations. He was well liked by his fellow officers and mentored the younger officers coming up through the ranks. For his “retirement job” he worked a NAPA Auto Parts in Sanford.  

Robert’s grandfather nicknamed him “Buster Fuzz” and his family affectionally shortened that to “Buster.” 

Robert’s second home was the great outdoors! He was passionate about hunting and fishing. With some of his close friends, they traveled up to camp for adventurous hunting trips. Rumor has it those boys named him legend “Lege.” Robert loved snowmobiling and camping with family and friends and the yearly ice fishing trips on Chesuncook Lake with the boys. 

Robert and Roberta loved boxers and brought many into their home over the years. We always loved seeing him drive in with his best pal Max in the back. Robert was at peace with his next journey in life. . . he knew he would see his beloved Roberta again and that brings all of us comfort. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. 

Robert is lovingly survived by his sister Jackie Campbell and husband Larry, brother-in-law Raymond Gray, sisters-in-law, Gaye Littlefield and husband Gordon, Linda McNamee and husband Bruce, and many nieces and nephews. 

Robert was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Roberta, his parents and sister Brenda Gray.  

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Elder Grey Cemetery, Chadbourne Ridge Road in North Waterboro. We ask that all who attend please wear a mask and be mindful of social distancing.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Second Chance Boxer Rescue, P.O. Box 525, Woolwich, ME 04579 or the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074. 

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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