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Roger Plaisted

Roger Plaisted

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Obituary

FARMINGTON - Roger Cox Plaisted, 82, formerly of Vienna, Maine, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Orchard Park Apartments of Farmington where he resided for several months. Roger was born in Thomaston, Maine, on May 15, 1938. He was the son of Roger and Marjorie (Boyd) Plaisted.
He attended schools in Lincolnville, ME, and Camden High School and graduated valedictorian of his high school class in 1956. After high school, Roger attended the University of Maine at Orono, graduating in 1960 with a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering (with Distinction).
On June 18, 1961, he married his beloved wife Ruby Eleanor Olive Currier. Together they enjoyed 58 years of loving marriage until her death on November 23, 2019. Nearly eight months later, he is now reunited with his true love in heaven.
Roger and Ruby moved to Burlington, Massachusetts in 1961, where he established a successful career with RCA (now part of Lockheed Martin). Over the years, he was a member and Director of the Burlington Jaycees, was an active member of the UCC Church of Burlington, acted as a selectman for the Town of Burlington, and participated in many other activities. His hobbies included playing bridge, operating his ham radio, biking, gardening, cooking, fishing, and the magic of bringing anything with moving parts - from pocket watches to cars - back to life.
Roger retired after a satisfying 35 year career spent designing circuitry for countless electronics, exploring the limits of state-of-the-art technology, and researching & developing cutting edge techniques. In 1994, he and his wife moved permanently to their farmhouse in Vienna, Maine, where they had summered for many years. They would live out the rest of their lives there, visited often, and loved much, until the challenges of old bones and an old home led them to the caring staff at Orchard Park.
Roger was a kind hearted and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and, great-grandfather. He helped all of us many times over the years whether it was via his heart or his hands. We were so very, very lucky to have had him in our lives. He will be greatly missed.
In addition to being predeceased by his wife, Ruby, he was predeceased by his sisters M. Marjorie Plaisted, of Brewer, Maine, and Christine (French) Herbst, of Enterprise, Alabama. Roger is survived by his son, Roger Robinson Plaisted, of Boston, MA; two daughters: Eleanor Marjorie Plaisted Pass and husband David W. Pass of Chelsea, Maine and Elizabeth Jeanne Samarjian and husband Stephen G. Samarjian of Burlington, MA; his five grandchildren: Benjamin J. Pass and his wife, Georgianna Gatcomb-Pass of Mariaville, ME; Rebecca A. Pass, and Jeffrey E. Pass of Chelsea, ME; Stephanie E. Samarjian and Josephine E. Samarjian of Burlington, MA; one great grandson: Floyd D. Pass; and many nieces, and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Orchard Park for their love and care of Roger. Please consider remembrance gifts to the Franklin County Animal Shelter at www.fcanimalshelter.org or 550 Industry Rd. Farmington, ME 04938. Roger and Ruby’s services will be held together on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at 2:00 PM, at Mount View Cemetery, Camden, with Rev. Laura Church of the Vienna Methodist Church officiating and will follow Covid-19 guidelines. The family kindly asks that you bring a chair if needed. Roger’s family invites you to visit his Book of Memories at www.wilesrc.com to share a condolence or a kind word. Cremation and memorial graveside services are in the care of the Wiles Remembrance Center/Adams~McFarlane Chapel, 137 Farmington Falls Road (US Rtes. 2 & 27) Farmington, Maine.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday, August 16, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 16, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Mt. View Cemetery
    Address
    Mountain Street
    Camden, Maine 04843
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    Officiant
    Pastor Laura Church

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Jeannine M. Hunter

Posted at 11:32am
I, too, graduated from the University of Maine in Orono, and I knew Roger and Ruby from college, but just as much from post-graduate years. My first husband and our son and I lived for a time in Boston suburbs such as Belmont, Cambridge, and Watertown and got together fairly often to play bridge. In the 1990s Roger and Ruby came to our cottage on Raymond Pond in Maine for cookouts, etc. They also visited us at our home in Virginia Beach, VA, and we visited them at the farm. Although we had lost touch in recent years, I still think of them as friends and remember fondly our times together. My sympathy to their family. Sincerely, Jeannine Macomber Hunter.
 
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libby Posted at 07:24pm

Thank you for sharing, those are some great memories, I love thinking of them doing all those things. Thank you for thinking of us, it’s very kind of you.
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Brian Kelly

Posted at 10:46pm
I got to know Roger over the past decade through the game of bridge. Roger was a good player, but an even better person. He was great to have both as a partner and an opponent as his attitude and demeanor were always positive. I feel lucky that the last time I played cards with him this winter I got to be his partner. I enjoyed reading the obituary and learning about his life before retirement.
 
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libby Posted at 11:24am

Thank you, playing bridge was one of my Dad’s favorite things to do, running the Bridge Group meant a lot to him, and Thank you for always going out of your way to help be there for if whether it was having it at the farmhouse or at the rehab you still held Bridge, and he love it, and the friends he made too, Thank you.

Evonne Meader

Posted at 11:25pm
I spent time with R & R years ago at the farm house visiting AND when they came to visit us in AZ. I loved their Christmas letter and we got mentioned many time.. it felt like an exclusive newspaper. Haha! I miss laughing about the bird that got accident got called "ask Rob". George Meader asked Ruby if she knew what kind of bird they saw. Ruby replied "ask Rog" so George not hearing things well thought the birds name was askrob.
 
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libby Posted at 11:35pm

Thank you, that is a funny memory, the trip to AZ was one of their biggest adventures, they really didn’t travel much, thank you for being part of their big adventure

Ellen Santana

Posted at 09:30am
dear plaisted children--i was so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. he was a lovely man, a very kind person. such a hard thing for you to take so soon after your mother's. ellen santana, a neighbor
 
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libby Posted at 11:31pm

Thank you for your kind words, and all you have done as a neighbor
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