In Memoriam : Robert (Bob) Cressey

Robert (Bob) Cressey Robert (Bob) Frank Cressey - age: 88
(January 15, 1928 to March 21, 2016 )
Resident of Gorham, Maine

Visitation Information:
A memorial service for immediate family will be held next summer.
For those that wish, donations may be made to:
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 U.S Route One
Scarborough, Maine 04074
Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral and Cremation Buxton are entrusted with the arrangements.

Robert (Bob) Frank Cressey
Gorham/Sebago Robert Frank Cressey died on March 21, 2016 at his home in Gorham at the age of 88. Robert was born on January 15, 1928 in Portland to Florence (Usher) Cressey and Philo Burton Cressey Sr. of Gorham.
He graduated from Gorham High School in 1945 where he was on the State Championship Class C basketball team. Robert proudly served in the US Navy until 1947; when he returned he married Mary Florence Smith of Standish. They were married for 60 years, Mary passing away in 2009. Robert built and ran an Esso service station in Sebago Lake Village. He later worked for Mobil Oil in Boston, Hallowell and Bangor, where he worked his way up from truck driver to terminal manager until his retirement. Robert was also a talented carpenter and mechanic who built not only his own homes but helped many family members and friends with their projects. Upon retirement, Robert and Mary remodeled their camp on Peabody Pond into a year-round home where they spent many happy years. Robert and Mary loved to socialize with family and friends. They danced, laughed, played cards and showed us all how to have a good time.
We want to give special thanks to Hospice of Southern Maine and the team of caregivers that made it possible for Robert to remain at home.
Robert is survived by his children: Scott E. Cressey and his wife Shirley of El Cerrito, California; Wade R. Cressey and his wife Josephine of Orono; Bobbi J. Cressey of Sebago; his sister Carolyn Lindau and her husband Joseph of Coventry, Connecticut; his sister in law Jane Gentry of Steep Falls; plus eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. In addition to his wife Mary, Robert is predeceased by his brother Philo Burton Cressey Jr. and sister in law Edna.

Eric Lindlau - March 23, 2016Contact this person Contact this person
I was saddened to hear of Uncle Robert's passing this week. The memories I have of him he was always laughing and having fun. One memory is of a very "spirited " game of horsehoes at the camp, seems the players competitive fires were being fueled by something called Harvey Wallbangers. He was quite a dancer too, we were honored to have him and Aunt Mary on the dance floor at my wedding back in 1991. Scott,Wade, and Bobbi, I am sorry for your loss. You were so fortunate to have a father with so many great qualities.

Jerry Brooks - March 23, 2016Contact this person Contact this person
To Bob's family: I was so sorry to read today of Bob's passing. He and Mary accompanied his brother Burt and Edna Cressey on several of our Presumpscot River Bottom Boys musical adventures over many years. We always had wonderful times together and thoroughly enjoyed each other's company. May Almighty God comfort you all through this trying time. Jerry Brooks

Bruce Douglass - April 21, 2016Contact this person Contact this person
I had the privilege of getting to know Bob two summers ago, with, Scott, at my cottage on Sebago lake. He was a third cousin - His grandmother and and my grandfather were siblings. The Douglass Family, my father's generation, were always close to the Cressey family. He was a kind gentleman who spoke warmly of his family, his youth and his heritage. He'll be missed. My sympathies go out to his family.


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