NORWAY — Maurice E. Robbins, 79, of Harrison, died April 4, at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
Maurice was born June 20, 1932, in his family’s home on Bell Hill in Ostisfield.
Maurice was a Registered Maine Guide and loved to teach his family to hunt and fish.
He was a Master Mason, being raised in Oriental Lodge in Bridgton and was a 50-year member of Tyrian Lodge in Mechanic Falls. He was also a member of the Kora Temple Shrine in Lewiston. Maurice also enjoyed his membership in Dwinal Chapter of the OES in Mechanic Falls.
He retired from Central Maine Power Co. after working through the ranks to lineman, town representative of the Raymond area, and finally to district foreman for the South Paris District.
Maurice was very civic minded. He served on the School Board of Directors for SAD 61 and was also the chairperson. He was co-chairman of Casco Day for many years.
Harrison Old Home Days was also reinstituted with Maurice’s help. He helped form and was the first president of the Crooked River Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed riding his ATV and was a member of the Lakes Region ATV Club. He loved sports. He was effective in assisting the town of Harrison in developing the Field of Dreams. His love of joy in children made him a perfect Santa’s Helper for many years. Maurice was also a supporter of the Maine Red Claws.
After serving in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954, he returned home to marry the love of his life, Sara (Sally) Johnson on April 1, 1955. Together they raised their three children, Susan of Naples, Willis (Bill) of Westbrook and Sylvia of Harrison. The family enjoyed many outdoor activities together over the years including camping, boating, and traveling. Maurice was also an animal lover and was a friend to many family dogs.
Maurice is also survived by brothers, Robert and wife, Ann, of Bridgton and David and wife, Rhonda, of Leesburg, Ga.; sisters, Edenna (Robbins) Barker of Lewiston, Judy (Robbins) and husband, Dan Brown, of Alfred and Iris (Robbins) Osgood of Bridgton; he also had three grandchildren he adored, Hannah Bea Robbins, his favorite granddaughter and her fiance, Nicholas Gregoire, of Portland; and grandsons, Paul Robbins and Joshua Wood of Westbrook; a daughter-in-law, Pam (Wood) Robbins and Susan’s husband, Michael Robbins; as well as many loving nieces and nephews and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents, Edward A. and Ruth M. (Powers) Robbins; brothers, Bruce E. and Everett C. Robbins; and a sister, Mary Eva (Robbins) Gray.
He was a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Online condolences may be left for the family at hallfuneralhomeinc.com.