ROCKPORT – Robert C. Heavisides, 88, died peacefully, with loving family at his side Monday, July 19, 2021, at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Augusta.

Born in Lebanon, N.H., he was the son of Albert and Elizabeth Cameron Heavisides. Growing up in Connecticut, he graduated from Manchester High School. During his younger years, he participated in track and field, and held the school pole vaulting record for many years. He was also a member of the Boy Scouts Troop #25 in Manchester, Conn.

Following graduation, he enlisted in the Navy, serving for two years during the Korean War Era.

Returning to the States, Bob attended the University of Hartford, where he graduated with an associate’s degree in business and finance. While there, Bob helped established the first competitive tennis team.

Prior to graduating, Bob married the love of his life, Sally Farley. Together, they made their home in Connecticut where they raised two sons. For many years, Bob worked as an investment broker for UBS in Hartford, Conn., and later relocated to Rockland, where he eventually retired.

Throughout most of his life, Bob was a member of Friendship Lodge #145 A.F.& A.M. in Manchester, Conn., and Orient Lodge #15 of Thomaston, as well as a longtime Rotarian in both Connecticut and Maine, twice being named a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a devoted and contributing member of the Kora Shrine Temple in Lewiston.

Together with his wife and family, Bob enjoyed traveling abroad, searching local flea markets and auctions for treasures and also volunteered at the Rockland Lighthouse Museum. He loved fishing, painting, vintage paperback westerns and never missed the opportunity to tell a good joke.

He will be sadly missed by all who loved him.

Mr. Heavisides is survived by his beloved wife, Sally Heavisides, of Rockland; sons Andrew Heavisides and his wife Amy of Tolland, Conn., Stuart Heavisides of Rockport; four granddaughters Kylie, Samantha, Natalie and Julia Rose Heavisides; as well as brother Laurence Heavisides of Vernon, Conn.

A masonic memorial service followed by military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 29, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Donation Dept., 516 Carew St., Springfield MA 01104, or the Pope Memorial Humane Society, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland ME 04841.  To share a memory or condolence with the Heavisides family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.