James Elmer Robbins

obit-robbinsSTONINGTON – James Elmer Robbins, 104, died Aug. 29, 2016, at the Island Nursing Home, Deer Isle. He was born in Stonington, Jan. 12, 1912, the son of Freeman C. and Vivian (Candage) Robbins.

James was a life resident of the island with a career in fishing and boat building. He was well respected by fishermen young and old. His model boats are known around the country and Canada.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy Wadman of Ellsworth, Margaret and Robert Bartlett of Stonington and Eileen and Conrad Beattie of Franklin; nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Emery Weed, who was like a son. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife of 74 years, Ethel Lemoine Robbins; two brothers, Eugene Eben and Stephen Harold Robbins; grandson, Scott Bartlett; and a special nephew, Merrill Lemoine.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Stonington. A celebration of life following the service will be at his home, 101 Greenhead Road, Stonington.

Donations in the name of James may be made to the Island Nursing Home, 587 Deer Isle Road, Deer Isle 04627.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 49 Main St., Blue Hill.

Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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