George W. RobieApril 11, 1930 ~ January 15, 2018 (age 87)
George W. Robie, 87, of Murray Hill Rd, died Monday January 15, 2018 at his home. He was born in Bristol, NH on April 11, 1930, the son of Lawrence Robie and Mary Riley and then spent his life in Hill, NH. George attended Franklin High school. George was predeceased by his parents and leaves behind his wife, Denise Robie (Mahurin), his sons Stephen and Thomas, his daughter Cathy and husband Wes Avery and step children Marcia Motta (Mahurin) and Michael Mahurin, as well as a grandfather and great grandfather to many. He is survived by siblings: Ruth Cross, Helen Smart, Dorothy Reinert, Julie loftus, and Mary Fuller. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Robert Robie and Raymond Robie, and Lawrence (Bimbo) Robie.
George worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator for most of his life as part of Local 98, and always enjoyed working his land. He loved physical labor and helping out anywhere he could.
George loved oxen like no other. George and his kids spent lots of time taking care of their two oxen, Billy and Bart. After retiring in 2001, his wife, Denise, gave him a 2 year old pair of oxen, Buck and Tom. He became a member of the Association of New England Ox Teamsters for many years. George, Denise, Buck, and Tom spent many years attending fairs and events. The oxen happily lived until they were 17 years old.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5-8pm at the Thibault-Neun funeral home at 143 Franklin St. in Franklin, NH. A burial service will be held at Bunker Hill Cemetery in the spring / summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Hill Fire Department (Attn: Deanna Ford 30 Crescent St. Suite 5, Hill, NH) or the New England Ox Teamsters Association (Attn.: Heidi Palmer, 73 Barstow Rd. Gorham, ME 04038).
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Hill Fire Dept.
30 Crescent St. Suite 5, Hill NH 03243
New England Ox Teamsters Assn.
73 Barstow Rd., Gorham ME 04038