Robert F. Dorrington

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Lindquist Funeral Home
1 Mayberry Ln
Yarmouth, ME

DURHAM - Robert F. Dorrington, or known as "Bob" to many, 72, of Durham, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, lovingly surrounded by his family.

Robert was truly an amazing man who shared his time with so many people. He continuously spread joy and laughter to everyone around him. His sense of humor, his smile, and his ability to make anyone laugh will be greatly missed. Robert has a loving heart and was always ready to help wherever he was needed. Robert was very proud of his family and of his lifelong friendships he created throughout his life. Robert was very fond of his sidekick and little buddy, Denver (the family's Boston Terrier). He enjoyed attending car shows and cruise nights with his family and all of his car show buddies or "the gang" as he referred to them. Robert's list of accomplishments is too great and too long to list.

He was born in Freeport on Oct. 21, 1946. He is the son of Harold and Ethel (Renfrew) Dorrington. He was fondly known as one of "the Dorrington Boys." He attended Freeport Schools and upon his graduation he served four years in the U.S. Navy.

Robert married the love of his life, Diane (Arris) Dorrington on Oct. 10, 1970, and together they created a beautiful home raising their two daughters in Durham. He was a long time employee for L.L. Bean, and recipient of the Bean's Best Award in 2008. In the fall of 2008, after dedicating 47 years to the company, Robert retired.

Robert is lovingly survived by his wife, Diane, of 48 years; a daughter, Nikki Dorrington of Gray; daughter, Betty (Dorrington) Keith; and son-in-law and best friend, Jason Keith of Durham. Robert had three beautiful grandchildren: Jenna Tayman of Gray, Alexander Keith and fiancé, Destiny Kenney, of Durham, Kathryn Keith of Durham; a brother, James Dorrington of Freeport; brother, Allen Dorrington and wife, Rita, of Auburn; his mother-in-law, whom he loved dearly, Betty Arris of Freeport; brother and sister-in-laws, Leland Arris of Freeport, Gary Arris and wife, Sandy, of Bridgton, Leo Arris and wife, Arlene, of Freeport, Delbert Arris and companion, Leanne Dech, of Freeport, Granville Arris and wife, Diane, of Westbrook, Mary Ellen (Arris) Burnham of Freeport, Leatrice (Arris) DiConzo and husband, Stephen, of Freeport; Joyce Dorrington, of Freeport; he had numerous nieces, nephews, great nephews and nieces, and a few great great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents Robert was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and John Dorrington; nephew, Nicolas Dorrington; sister-in-law, Josie Dorrington; and father-in-law, Leland Arris Sr.

Graveside services and a celebration of Robert's life will be announced at a later date in the spring.

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 3, 2019
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