OAKFIELD – Robert J. Ead, 71, died Aug. 16, 2008, at a local hospital. He was born June 7, 1937, in Somerville, Mass., the son of Joseph and Lillian (Alexander) Ead. Robert worked for the Mass Bay Transit Authority for 26 years. He was a member of the Massachusetts Policemen’s Auxiliary. He is survived by one son, Joseph K. Saltalmacchia of Easley, S.C.; two daughters, Mimi Straquadine of Easley, S.C., and Judy Ead of Quincy, Mass.; 11 grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Ead of Taft, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dunn Funeral Home with the Rev. Sterling Lawrence officiating. Gifts may be made in Robert’s memory to Bethel Pentecostal Church or Cancer Research, care Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730.