Robert E. Kenerson

Fryeburg — Robert E. Kenerson, 82, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 at Bridgton Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born in North Conway, N.H. on December 11, 1928, the son of Percival and Arolin Kenerson.

Robert graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1948. Soon after, he entered the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1950. In June 1951, he married Lucille Annis. After graduation from Culinary Institute of America, Robert and Lucille spent the summers in Fryeburg, owning and operating Jockey Cap Drive-In. Winters he was a chef at the University of Connecticut. After moving back to Fryeburg, the couple owned Kenerson's 5 & 10 Cent Store for nearly twenty years. Robert was a Fryeburg selectman for six years and later worked at the Fryeburg Post Office until his retirement. For many years, he cooked at the Fryeburg Fair Livestock dining hall and then worked at the Camping Office. He tended his Christmas tree farm in East Fryeburg until recently.

Robert was an active member of the Pythagorean Masonic Lodge #11; Pythagorean Chapter #169, Order of the Eastern Star, where he served as Worshipful Master and Worthy Patron. He was also a life member of the Lion's Club and a dedicated member of the First Congregational Church in Fryeburg.

Robert was predeceased by Lucille, his wife of 59 years, in 2010; his son Reginald; his brother Phil; and his sister Irene. He is survived by his son Rob and his wife Kathi of Levant; his daughter Teresa Price and husband Ed of Fryeburg; his sister Beverly Bartlett and husband Waine of Windham; his brother Paul and wife Betty of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A special thanks goes out to his excellent caregivers, Laurel, Priscilla, Bonnie, Tori and Venna.

Visiting hours were held from 6 to 8 p.m., with a Masonic Memorial Service at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30th at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg, Maine. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1st at the First Congregational Church, Fryeburg.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association in Maine, 122 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.orgVisiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., with a Masonic Memorial Service at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30th at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg, Maine. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1st at the First Congregational Church, Fryeburg.

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