GARDINER - Robert E. Gushue Jr., 58, of Gardiner, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 2, 1956, a son of Robert Sr and Joan Carneglia.
Robert was an Army veteran of Vietnam War. He was a diesel mechanic while in the service. His friends knew him as "Brooklyn." He was a loving father and grandfather.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Mocciola, in 1993.
He is survived by his son, Anthony Gushue, of Gardiner; son Zachary Mocciola, of Augusta; his former wife, Pamela Alsop, of Gardiner; three grandchildren, Julianna, Anastasia and Mariya Gushue; two sisters, Jeannie S. and Kathy M., both of New York City; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner. Burial with military honors will be later in the spring beside his wife in Oak Grove Cemetery, Gardiner.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Anthony to help with final expenses.