Robert Thomas Barter, 78, of Southport, Maine passed away peacefully on June 22, 2021 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine after a battle four-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Born Dec. 21, 1942 to Phyliss Irene and Amos Francis Barter of Boothbay, he was the youngest of nine kids. He graduated from Boothbay Region High School in 1961 where he was a three-sport letterman which included playing on the school’s 1958 State Champion Football team. After graduation, he worked for local shipyards: Fuller’s Shipyard, Norman Hodgdon Boatyard, and Goudy & Stevens. In 1982 he and his wife established the Meadow Market which they operated for 15 years until the couple sold the property to the YMCA and entered semi-retirement in 1995.
He was loved and cherished by many people including his nine siblings: Margie Lewis, Edith Giles, Paul Barter, Evangeline Morgan, Beatrice Blake, Amos Barter Jr., Dorothy Barter, Gloria Brewer.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patti-Jo Leavitt Barter, and their two children, Aaron and Meghan Barter, sons Will and Jack of Pensacola, Florida, and Gary Barter, and children Owen and Rachel of Boothbay Harbor, and his companion Jill Boissoneault of Saco.
Graveside service will be held at future date.
In lieu of flowers: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarbrough, Maine.