Robert David Tootell, 87, of Andover, Conn. died on July 21. Born on March 24, 1930 in Providence, R.I., he was the son of Arthur and Marion Rathbun Tootell. Robert served in the U.S. Army, Indianhead Division, Korea, 1952-1953. On Aug. 6, 1956 he married Mary Ann Charbonneau, and they made their home in Andover, Conn.
Bob enjoyed sailing as a young man and was very knowledgeable about the rigging of large sailing vessels. He was a good mechanic, working on the many vehicles he acquired throughout the years and liked watching NASCAR. He was also a skilled crane operator, retiring as owner of Marion Crane Service, Inc. based in Andover. Bob and Mary Ann were big fans of the UConn womEn’s basketball team.
Traveling to Maine frequently for 60 years, he enjoyed working on his house in Pemaquid Harbor. He will be greatly missed by so many.
Bob was predeceased by parents Arthur and Marion Tootell; sister, Joan Elizabeth Bunker and husband Woodrow Bunker of Vinalhaven; son-in-law, Dwayne Lee Boynton of Bristol; mother and father-in-law, Alice and Arthur Charbonneau of Centerdale, R.I.; and brother-in-law, Emil David Charbonneau of Centerdale, R.I.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Mary Ann; daughter, Patricia Marie Boynton of Bristol; daughter, Debra Tootell Furman and husband Robert Furman of Waldoboro; sister, Virginia Ann Reilly of Lantana, Fla.; niece, Robin Marie Reilly of West Palm Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, David Wesley Boynton of Newport, N.H., Elizabeth Michelle Boynton of Fort Myers, Fla., Andrew Ross Furman and wife Brenda Boucher Furman of Windham, Matthew Robert Furman of Portland; great-grandchildren, Broderick William Boynton and Kathryn Patricia Boynton; nephew, Arthur Prentice of Shelburne N.H. and son; and niece, Annette Cash of Vinalhaven and her children and grandchildren.
A private family service at Harrington Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Andover Fire Department, Andover, Conn.