Robert D. Patchell Obituary
PORTLAND – It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Robert D. Patchell (Bob/Patch) on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 in his sleep. He was born December 23, 1962, the first son of Donald E. Patchell & Patricia (Donovan) Nevers at MMC. Bob grew up in the Nason’s Corner area of Portland, attended local schools, and graduated from Deering High School in 1981.
He excelled in football & wrestling at DHS and ice hockey with Casco Bay Youth Hockey from Bantam thru high school. He attended Plymouth State College for a year before deciding it was not meant for him and joined his stepdad in Leon B. Nevers Painting Inc. After several years he branched out on his own starting RDP Finishing doing custom finishing of high end cabinetry & furniture.
Bob loved sports, especially football. Talking football and other sports with his friends was something he enjoyed, but mostly talking sports with his son Garrett. On weekends, he loved watching TV/movies with his wife and kids, going for drives to OOB for pizza & fries. He enjoyed his daily phone conversations with his daughter Kylie that he cherished.
He was married to his wife, Robin (Warren) & would have celebrated 36 years this June 14th. They had two children. He had just become a grandfather and was excited to spend time and make memories with Amari.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, John Donovan; paternal grandparents, Joseph & Helen Patchell, his beloved stepdad Leon Nevers, and a special uncle Bruce Lary.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Robin; son, Garrett Lee, (Jess Pelchat) Windham; daughter, Kylie Jean (Corey Doughty), Portland; grandson, Amari; mother, Patti Nevers, Portland; father, Donald Patchell, So. Portland; brother, David Patchell (Kelly), Standish; maternal grandmother, Marjorie Donovan, Portland; Aunts, Jeanne Donovan-Pelton & Janice Cavallaro, Portland; niece, Catherine Patchell, San Francisco; nephew, James Patchell, Manchester; stepbrothers Paul, James, & Eric Nevers; and special cousins, Robyn Lary Fortier, Falmouth, ME, Debra Lary Hendy, Marblehead, MA, & June Jenkins Fraser, Danvers, MA that will miss him dearly.
Relatives & Friends are invited to gather for a time of Visitation from 4:00-7:00pm on April 29, at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME. A Graveside committal will be Saturday, at 10:00am at Evergreen Cemetery, Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Patch’s Wife https://gofund.me/4c4a0554