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Robert Leroy Caton (1940-2018)

Robert Leroy Caton

AVON - Robert Leroy Caton, 77, died peacefully at his home, on Sunday, April 15, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. He was born to Richard Eugene Caton Sr. and Edith Flora (Kimball) Caton on November 21, 1940, in Phillips. He grew up in Phillips and attended Phillips Elementary and Phillips High School. Graduating in the class of 1959, Bob was considered by many as the “class clown”, being known for his quick wit and sense of humor, and always able to make others laugh.

In his earlier years, Bob hauled pulp/logs for Junior Brackett. He also completed a barber apprenticeship and worked in the family barbershop. Over the years, he was also employed; as a temporary game warden, doing road maintenance for the Town of Phillips, driving a gravel truck for Shorty Childs, barbering at Turner Tender Cuts, and lastly barbered from his home.

His family is what mattered most to him. Bob enjoyed a simple life and had little want for anything beyond the basics. His favorite place to be was at camp on Sandy River Ponds, spending time with friends and family. Always the entertainer, when given a willing audience (even at the doctor’s office), Bob loved to amuse everyone with stories of “a mouse bit off my toe." He enjoyed dancing, motorcycling, camping and fishing.

Bob is survived by; his wife, Kathi Goings Caton; his son, Eugene Caton, Marcy Caton; his son, Dane Caton and fiancé Jennifer Clough; his son, John Caton; his daughter, Yvonne Gagnon Teele and husband Ryan; his son, Ronald Gagnon and wife Heidi; his daughter, Donn Gagnon; his daughter, Elizabeth Ouellette; his grandchildren, Vincent Caton and wife Allison, Destiny Clough, Chad Caton, Alisha Knowles, Michael Moore, Emily Moore, Jocelynn Potter, Max Teele, Kristi White, Matt White, and Cody White; his great grandson, Gavin Caton; his brother, Richard Caton Jr. and wife Kathleen; his sister, Eva Pelkey and husband Roger; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2 p.m., at the Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Rd., in Farmington, with Pastor David Lewis officiating. A reception will follow at the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. my thoughts an prayers go out to dane and his family....Bob was best of the best....known him for yrs grow up w him. if you wanted to hear ah good joke just asked Bob....RIP BUDDY TELL WE MEET AGIN....

  2. Another good man gone. We had a lot of fun with Bob back in the day. Our sincere condolences to his wife Kathie and all of his family. RIP Bob.

  3. Bob had a contagious laugh and awesome stories I remember him visiting us when I was just a kid Eugene and I would play out in Dads cow pasture and Bob would visit Mom and Dad a great guy he will surely be missed

  4. To The Entire Caton Family: So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I am thinking of you all during this very sad time.

  5. So sorry for the families loss. Bob was a good man and i will remember him with a smile he always had on his face.Ouur thoughts and prayers for Bobs family

  6. Bob and my dad Everett Toothaker were great friends as I remember..... I spent hours at there place with my dad also many haircuts at Turners Tendercut....the storys that were told...... RIP Bob

  7. A true friend with a great sense of humor. Enjoyed many afternoon visits with him. I look forward to seeing you again my friend.

  8. Condolences to the Caton family. Bob was a good guy from my days in Phillips.

  9. I was happy to be able to visit Bob the day he
    passed.He was a good man funny He will be missed.That day will always be special for me. yers.
    was good to spend time with his family and my church family.Kathy you are in my pra

  10. Prayers for the Caton Family.

  11. Heartfelt condolences.

  12. I am sorry for your loss..

  13. Kathi, so sorry to hear Bob passed. I wish you peace in this difficult time.

  14. Sending you all our love & heartfelt prayers for comfort and peace as you grieve Bob's loss.

  15. So sorry to hear of his passing, yes I will miss his stories of the old the office. Deepest sympathies Kathi.

  16. My condolences to Kathi and the whole family. Bob and I had some good ole times years ago. Always had a smile on his face . RIP Bob.

  17. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kathi and her entire family. Our Deepest Sympathies for your loss.