Obituary: Robert L. Cressey – Portland Press Herald


Robert L. Cressey

Robert L. Cressey 1948 – 2022 WOOLWICH – Robert L. Cressey, 74, of Mountain Road died Thursday, January 20, 2022 at his home surrounded by his wife, Lynn, children and family. He was born in Woolwich on January 3, 1948, the son of Frank and Stella (Alley) Cressey. He attended Bath Middle School and Morse High School. He voluntarily joined the US Army and toured Vietnam from 1966 to 1967. He married Annie Bates in 1966 and married Marcella Greenleaf in 1975. On August 6, 2005, he married Lynn M. Harrington. He was most recently employed with Phil Harrington Bait of Woolwich as a driver for 10 years. Prior to this he set up his own businesses with his wife Lynn, R&L Trucking and RLC Trucking and Bob’s Garage Auto Repair and inspection station, all from his home in Woolwich. He worked as a long haul driver for Bisson Transportation, Yarmouth Lumber, Sargent Trucking, Superior Carriers for many years. He loved race cars #15 at Wiscasset Speedway in the 70s and 80s. Spending time in his garage either working on vehicles or doing inspections. What he really enjoyed doing was spending time with his family. He enjoyed spending time working on vehicles, playing pool, and singing karaoke with his family. He loved going to the American Legion to spend time singing and dancing with his family and friends. He really enjoyed spending time with his best friends Diesel, Starr, Riddick and Buddy. He is survived by his current wife, Lynn M. Cressey of Woolwich. Together for 49 years they raised nine children, Maryann Taylor and her husband Alan from Utah, Loretta Cressey from Utah, Sandra Dunning from Woolwich, Bobbi jo Dunning and her husband Preston from Florida, Amber Franco from Woolwich, Christopher R. Cressey and his wife Cynthialee of Topsham. , Valerie Peaslee and husband Nate of Woolwich, Cameron Cressey and partner Victoria of Brunswick, David Cressey of Woolwich; stepmother, Dorothy L. Harrington; brothers-in-law, Phillip Harrington Jr and partner Lori Sibley, Thomas Harrington and wife Michelle, Daniel Harrington, and wife Jeannie, sister-in-law, Margaret Harrington and partner Steve, siblings, Frederick Cressey and partner LuAnne, Margaret (Janie) LeClair, Dondra Libby; grandchildren, Clifton Taylor and his wife Mallory, Casandra Downs and her husband Jonathan, Braiden Taylor, Isabel Cressey, Cheyanne Brodrick and her husband Jeffery, Joshua Cressey, Nicholas West and his wife Ashley, Samantha Dunning and her partner Brittany, Alex Dunning , Johnathan Rines and his partner Amanda, Bryan Dunning, Preston dunning Jr, Kelly Greer, Ashlee Franco and her boyfriend Austin, Cameron Cressey, Kaitlyn Thibodeau and her husband Samuel, Haley Cressey, Dominika (Minnie), Neythen (BooBoo), Octavia Moon; great-grandchildren, Angel, Owen, Bjorn, Sierra, Bentley, Riley, Koledyn, River Myles, Oaklee Leona, Aleah, Emerie, Mio, Isai; and many other extended family members. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Neytiri Cressey-Osmond; brothers, Donald (Skeeter) Cressey, Kempy Cressey, Frank Cressey Jr, and sister, Sandra Cressey; stepfather, Philip Harrington Sr; and his brother-in-law Michael Harrington. Visiting hours will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday January 28 at Daigle’s Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 29 at 11 a.m. at Woolwich Wiscasset Baptist Church in Woolwich. He was a member of the Smith Tobey Post #21 American Legion in Bath. You are invited to the Bath American Legion after church services. Interment will be at Grover Cemetery in Woolwich on May 15, 2022. Arrangements are being made by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. Condolences can be made online at

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