Jon Roberts

Jon Roberts Obituary

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Age - 77

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September 10, 2023

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Norway, ME

Jon M. Roberts of Norway, Maine died peacefully on Sunday, August 27, 2023. He was 77 years of age. Jon lived in Norway his entire life, graduating from Oxford Hills High School in 1964. He had a passion for building trucks, his John Deere tractor, and Saint Bernards. Jon worked in the collision repair business. Jon is predeceased by his parents Herbert and Mabel Roberts, and his beloved Basset Hound, Fred. He is survived by his sister, Candace Anderson; daughter, Lisa Donohue; and son, Scott Roberts. There will be a private burial. To share memories and condolences with the family please go to www. chandlerfunerals. com. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral and Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris.

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