OLD TOWN and LYNN, Mass. – Robert N. Goss Jr. passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, surrounded by his family at an Orono nursing facility. He was born April 15, 1928, in Lynn, Mass., the son of the late Robert N. Sr. and Mildred F. (Milton) Goss. Robert was a retired U.S. Army World War II veteran, having served his country in Japan. After his discharge, Robert went on to Burdett College for two years to earn a business degree. He began his working career at Thomas Groom for 29 years and later moved on to Joyce International, where he retired after 16 years of employment. In December 1993, Robert and his wife moved and settled in Old Town. Robert was an active member of the East Baptist Church, Lynn, Mass., and the United Baptist Church, Old Town. He enjoyed digging and searching for old or antique bottles, which he proudly passed down to his family. Robert was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following the Boston Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins. He also enjoyed playing basketball, tennis and ping-pong. Robert’s other hobbies included jigsaw puzzles, music, playing the trumpet and he loved animals, especially dogs. Robert is survived and will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Doris of Old Town; daughter, Debra Stevens and her husband, the Rev. Bruce Stevens, of Old Town; daughter, Doreen Connolly and her companion, John Lichtenberg, of Biddeford; four grandchildren, Christine, Trisha, Bobby and Krissy; six great-grandsons; brother, Frederick Goss of Brentwood, N.H.; and two nieces. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a grandson, Tommy. A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Old Town United Baptist Church, Middle Street, with the Rev. Bruce Stevens officiating. Burial will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, Mass. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B, Portland, ME 04101 or the Old Town United Baptist Church, 86 Middle St., Old Town, ME 04468. Arrangements in the care of the Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town.