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LEWISTON & DEXTER – Robert D. Tenney, 56, died peacefully February 14, 2008 at his Lewiston home. He was born January 11, 1952 in Dexter, a son of David S. and Blanche M. (Tupper) Tenney.

Robert grew up in Dexter and attended Dexter area schools. He proudly served as a Dexter Volunteer Fireman for 15 years. He married Dona R. Lovely on July 22, 1995, after which they traveled briefly and settled in Lewiston. He worked at Poland Springs bottling plant for many years and recently was employed at L. L. Bean in Freeport.

He had a great love for boating, fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his family and close friends. Robert had fond memories of his days at the Dexter House of Pizza having coffee with the guys.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Dona of Lewiston; son, David Tenney of Bangor; step-sons, Gerald Lovely, Jr. of Boothbay Harbor and John and wife Patricia Lovely their children , Paige, Alexander and Samantha Lovely, all of Arundel; 2 brothers, Stanley and wife Rose Tenney and Herbert Tenney and partner Beverly Dyer all of Dexter; 3 sisters, Carmalene and husband Vinal Shorey of Burlington, Caroline and husband Charles Fish of Dexter, and Allegne and husband Linal Daniel of Long Island, NY; his dearest friends, Michael and Ellen Russell of Hartland; many nephews, nieces and dear friends, including Howard “Buddy” Davis, Jr. and family and Harold Mower and family all of Dexter. He was predeceased by his parents and 4 sisters, Rachel Caroline, Laura May, Leatrice Joy, and Sherry Ann. He will also be greatly missed by his beloved cats Midnight and Maizie.

Funeral services will be held 11 A.M., Tuesday, February 19th at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter. Spring graveside committal services will be held 1 P.M. Saturday, May 3rd in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter.

Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guestbook go to

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