Belgrade- Robert “Bob” Grenier, 85, passed away peacefully at his lakeside home with his family by his side on December 20, 2022. \nHe was born August 5, 1937, in Winslow, Maine; son of Romeo and Alice (Quirion) Grenier. He attended Winslow Schools and graduated in 1956. He was enlisted in the Army from 1957 to 1959 and then spent two years in the Army Reserves. He met his life partner, Muriel Reny in 1959 and they wed on August 1, 1964. \nIn 1963 he began his career working for the Central Maine Morning Sentinel as a District Manager and in 1974 he became Assistant Circulation Director. In 1982 he was appointed Circulation Manager and took great pride in growing the newspaper working closely with the General Manager and dear friend, Bob Moorehead. In 1994, after 31 dedicated years of service, he retired from the Sentinel and accepted a position with Castine Energy Services as Safety Director, where he traveled and made lasting memories with wonderful friends until 2008. \nBob was a very active member of St. John’s Parish and dedicated many hours to teaching CCD classes as well as Pre Cana courses over the years with his wife. He had a passion for local politics and would often campaign and canvas for various friends. He had a great love of sports, especially football and was a devoted Patriot’s and Red Sox fan. He loved gathering with his best friends for Friday lunches, discussing and arguing over sports, politics, and current events. His lakeside home on Great Pond was his favorite place to be and many wonderful memories such as fishing for white perch, sunset boat cruises, lobster bakes, happy hours with his Perfect Manhattan’s and spending quality time with his family were made here. He was extremely proud of his family and loved it most when all were present sitting on the deck with him, watching the sunset. He loved to tell jokes, sing songs and was the life of every party and gathering. \nRobert is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Muriel (Reny) Grenier of Belgrade, his two daughters, Kelly Phinney, her husband Jay Phinney of North Berwick and Nicole Duchette, her husband Andre Duchette of Brunswick. Bob had 5 grandchildren, James Martin and his wife Jordan Martin, Robert Martin, Matthew Martin, Madelyn Duchette and Eleanor Duchette as well as one great grandchild, James “Jimmy” Martin V and his three siblings, Lilian Vashon (Winslow), Jean Bolduc (Waterville) and David Grenier and wife Patricia (Winslow) and several nieces and nephews. Bob had the most wonderful friends and he thought of them as family. Closest friends include the “entire” Jabar family, his Superbowl/sailing friends and his lunch buddy, John Kiernan. \nA Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on January 14th, 2023, at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church (Corpus Christi Parish) 26 Monument Street, Winslow. The reception to follow directly after the mass at Notre Dame Catholic Church Hall, 116 Silver St. Waterville. \nThe family would like to thank Maine General Hospice for the compassionate care they provided along with all the family and friends that visited and showered us with support during this time.\nArrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed, and condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com. \nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Robert’s Memory to The Maine Children’s Home, 93 Silver Street, Waterville, Maine 04901 or Maine General Hospice, PO Box 828, Waterville, Maine 04903.