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GUILFORD AND DOVER-FOXCROFT, Robert L. Trafton, 62, died October 21, 2010 at Hibbard Nursing Home in Dover-Foxcroft. He was born April 21, 1948, in Bangor, the son of Marion Trafton Patterson. Bobby grew up on a small farm on Blaine Avenue in Guilford. He graduated from PCHS in Guilford, class of 1967. He enjoyed baseball and swimming up at the "green bridge" in Abbot. An accident, on Thanksgiving of 1968, left him paralyzed. He was cared for by his mother and grandmother at home for many years before entering Hibbard Nursing Home in September of 1977.

Bobby is survived by an aunt, Mildred Dunphy of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; nieces and nephews, Jay Rathburn and his wife, Marion, of Lebanon, ME, Jeana O'Malley of MA, Jarret Rathburn of SC, and James Rathburn of KY. He will be sadly missed by the entire staff at Hibbard Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak Street, Guilford, with Pastor Stephen Dean officiating. Friends may call from 1 pm until the time of the service. Burial will follow at the Abbot Village Cemetery. To send messages of condolence, please go to

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