Robert R. Racicot
August 2, 1937 - May 24, 2021
Per Robert's family all services will be private.
IN LOVING MEMORY
Robert Raymond Racicot
August 2, 1937 – May 24, 2021
It is with very heavy hearts that Bob’s family regrets to announce his passing.
Bob was the son of Eleanor and Joseph Racicot, born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on August 2, 1937. He attended Catholic school until graduating as Valedictorian of his High School.
After High School, Bob enlisted in the United States Army where he earned the rank of “Buck Sergeant”, but was also known as a “communications spy” during the Cold War.
After his time in the Army, Bob fell in love with his beautiful wife, Elaine. They raised a family in Nashua, NH, where Bob worked for 36 years at Honeywell Bull in Massachusetts.
They eventually moved to southern Maine for their retirement years together and to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Bob was an important member of the American Legion as the Financial Officer and Historian.
He loved creating flower gardens, writing short stories, photography, and he was a caregiver for many while in retirement.
Bob’s famous quote was, “I always try to make at least one person smile a day.” Bob was grateful to have a chance to meet and watch his grandchildren grow into caring, loving and successful men.
When Bob’s health declined and he lived with Dementia, he was cared for by the amazing staff at Pinnacle in Sanford, Maine.
During the final week of his life he suffered a stroke and stayed briefly with the staff at Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough, Maine. While on the patio outside with a perfect blue sky and a cool breeze from the shading tree above him, Bob died peacefully with his family surrounding him.
Bob always believed that he would go to Heaven, always believed in God, and always wanted people to treat each other well and stop the nonsense in this world.
Bob is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elaine Racicot, his daughter, Lisa Lepage and her husband Marcel Lepage (of Rollinsford, NH), his son, John Racicot and his girlfriend Heather Bedard and her son, Drew Bedard (of Nashua, NH) and daughter, Raelyn Duquette and her husband Guy Duquette (of Limerick, ME). He is also survived by three grandchildren, Andrew Lepage and his wife Katie Lepage and their daughter, Emerson Lepage (of Haverhill, MA), Evan Kiesiner (of Limerick, ME) and Ryan Lepage (of Rollinsford, NH).
Bob’s family has no doubt that he will watch over the family and continue to tell his famous jokes in Heaven.
Per the request of Robert’s family, all services will be private.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling Robert’s arrangements.