Robert Douglas Phillips



SOUTHWEST HARBOR

Robert Douglas Phillips, “Bob,” 60, of Southwest Harbor, went to be with Jesus unexpectedly on Sept. 28, 2019.

Bob was born in Newburyport, Mass., on June 15, 1959, to Leslie Maurice and Doris Phillips.

Bob’s daughter, Chelsea Loren Phillips, was born in 1990.

Bob married his best friend and the love of his life, Sarah Mills Phillips, in 2007 and then celebrated their marriage on Islesford in 2008. Bob and Sarah spent 15 years together sharing lots of laughs, love and making many special memories.

Bob was a lobsterman for many years and captain of the F/V Doris Mae. He was known as having a kind, humble nature and great sense of humor. He loved the New England Patriots, being on the ocean and his family.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sarah; brother David Phillips and his wife, Claire; sister Carole Demaranville Clark; niece Heidi Demaranville; his very special nephew Steve Demaranville, who was like a brother; niece Laurie Bartlett and husband, John; niece Daneen Phillips; two grandnieces and three grandnephews; father-in-law and mother-in-law, David and Audrey Mills; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Peter and Desiree Mills; niece, Danielle McLaughlin, and her husband, Luka Weeks; stepson Samuel Wilson, stepdaughter Susanne and husband, Stephen Hopkins. Bob had six grandchildren: Soren, Harmony, Kaitlynn, Dominic, Abram and Rielyn. Bob was predeceased by his parents and his daughter, Chelsea.

Friends are welcome to join the family for a gathering held at the Southwest Harbor Congregational Church on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 1:30-3 p.m. Family and closest friends will hold a private ceremony of burial at sea at 4 p.m. Rev. Samuel Leonardi will be officiating aboard the F/V Two Chances, Capt. Roy Hadlock.

Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to the Deacons Fund at the Southwest Harbor Congregational Church to benefit local people in need, to P.O. Box 727 Southwest Harbor, ME 04679.

Know when to pay your respects.