AUBURN — Robert J. Baribeault, 68, of Oxford passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Hospice House, with his family by his side.

He was born in Rochester, N.H., on March 3, 1949, the son of Horace and Adelaid Byron Baribeault. He graduated from high school and vocational tech college, and had been employed as a CNC programmer for General Electric in Somersworth, N.H., for 28 years. Upon moving to Maine, he worked for Grover Gundrilling Inc. for 10 years.

Robert married Mary Portrie on Nov. 22, 1969. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Rochester, N.H. He enjoyed tinkering and had been a drag racer for 38 years. His family and friends were very important to him.

He is survived by his wife of Oxford; a daughter, Leslie Nichols, and her husband, Kevin, of Oxford; grandchildren Morgan Nichols and Naomi Nichols; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Ward, of Rochester, N.H.; nieces Lisa Desmarais and her husband, Tim Morgan, and Nancy Carrigan and her husband, Mike, of Rochester, N.H.; brother-in-law, Arthur Gagnon, of Rochester, N.H.; nephew, Robert Gagnon, of Rochester, N.H.; and many other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.

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Robert J. Baribeault

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