WINTER HARBOR – Robert W. Bragdon Sr. died Jan. 10, 2017, at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth after a brief illness at the age of 75.
Robert was born July 28, 1941, in Bar Harbor to Nahum and Elva Bragdon.
Robert was the youngest of 18 children. Robert graduated from Bar Harbor High School in 1960. He worked for many years at the Stinson Canning Co. and many years at the Corea Lobster Co-Op. Upon retiring, he opened “The Other Place” at his home and enjoyed selling lobsters to the tourists and local people. He was a people person and enjoyed telling stories, which they loved to hear. He will be greatly missed by all. He also enjoyed going to Disneyworld, which he would never admit.
Robert is survived by his wife and best friend of 38 years, Ruby Bragdon, daughters Robin Wyzokowski and husband, Mike, of Sullivan, Bobbi Ann Harris and partner, Greg Bunker, of Township 9, sons Robert W. Bragdon Jr. “Slugger” and wife, Barbara Jean, of Winter Harbor, James Bragdon “Punk” and wife, Pam, of Steuben and David Byers and wife, Shannon, of Lamoine, who he considered his own. He is also survived by his grandchildren Matt and Jacob Feldenzer, Shane and Kasi Harris, Kylie and Cyrus Bragdon, Brett and Wyatt Bragdon; great-grandchildren Cole Faulkingham and Braelynne Wyzokowski; brothers Elmer, Herbert and Merle; sisters Sandra Dunton, Elva Murphy and Agnes Schneider; and two great friends, Danny Backman Jr. and Gail Backman of Winter Harbor.
Robert was predeceased by his parents, granddaughter Leslie Bell, brothers Kenneth, Charlie, Elgin, Bo, Richard, Nelson, Hollis, and sisters Isabel, Loretta, Sally, Elizabeth and Margaurite.
The family would like to thank all the nurses, providers, staff and Barbara Jean for the excellent care he received at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Dow Center at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, 50 Union St., Ellsworth, ME 04605. There will be no services at his request.