Robert A. Lord

Posted:  Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 7:45am

Robert Anthony Lord, 77, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and East Boothbay, died Aug. 1, 2017, from complications of multiple myeloma.

Born June 19, 1940 in Rochester, N.H., and raised in Lebanon, Maine, a son of the late Robert H. and Joan M. (Hough) Lord, he graduated from St. Francis College (University of New England, Biddeford Pool. A former teacher at Saint Ignatius H.S., Sanford, and Saint Anthony’s Monastery, Kennebunk Beach, Bob flew for 30 years with North East and Delta Air Lines, retiring as an international captain in 2000.

Bob and his wife of 50 years, Frances "Franny" (Herman) raised their children in York.

He leaves his wife; son, Nathan F. Lord and wife Sarah (Guy) and their children Sam and Elizabeth of Waterbury, Vermont; daughter, Ellen S. Michniewicz and husband John and their children Emerson, Raigen and Larkin of York; brother, Jeremy M. Lord and wife Mary of Longmeadow, Massachusetts; two sisters, Virginia M. Lord Randall and husband James of Parkersburg, West Virginia and Robyn F. Austin and husband Donald and sons Joshua and Gregory of Somersworth, N.H., and also nephews and nieces, Jason Lord and family of New Canaan, Connecticut; Emily Lord Beach and family of Burlingame, California, and Joshua and Gregory Austin and Christina Austin Cuzzi and family of Bedford, N.H..His extended family, including Ellen Herman and husband Paul Dinkel, and many, many friends including Harold Jones and James Carlton, will miss this extraordinary man.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11 at the First Parish Church, 180 York St., York. Family and friends are also invited to pay their respect to the Lord family on Murray Hill Road in East Boothbay on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Mass., York Oncology Center, York, or Boothbay Region Community Resource Council, Woodchucks’ Firewood Program, P.O. Box 43, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.

Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., York is assisting with arrangements. Visit