1951 – 2015

LEWISTON — Robert N. Masse, 63, of Lewiston, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 29, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston following a brave two year battle with cancer.

He was born in Lewiston on Nov. 29, 1951, a son of the late Laurier and Lorraine (Boucher) Masse. He grew up in the area and attended local schools. He was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of 1970. On Oct. 2, 1971, he married Susan Lapointe at Holy Family Church in Lewiston. Early in their marriage, Bob worked for Lapointe’s Lawn and Garden Center and was a tractor trailer driver for Ed Gardner Construction. He also worked for Terry’s Plumbing and Heating and Eastern Energy. Then, in 1985, Bob started, owned and operated Masse Plumbing and Heating until he fell ill in 2013.

Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as snowmobiling and throwing horseshoes. He also loved to camp and spend time at the beach. He found great pleasure in fixing various things and helping people fix things and also spending time with his friends and family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Susan Masse, of Lewiston; and the sunshine of his life, his adopted daughter, Alison Laura Casey and her husband, Colt, of Portland. He also leaves behind his three sisters, Irene Rioux and her husband, Robert, of Lewiston, Suzanne Masse of Livermore Falls, and Therese Dart and her husband, Al, of Fairbanks, Alaska; as well as his supportive brother, Donald Masse and his wife, Cynthia, of Bowdoin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by an infant son, Brian; and a brother, Leonard Masse.

The family wishes to express sincere thanks to the staffs of both Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice and St. Mary’s Hospital, especially Dr. Tandey, as well as Dr.’s Oswald, Sanal and Kahn.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

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