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Dr. Robert A. Carignan

August 31, 1944 January 21, 2019
Dr. Robert A. Carignan
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Obituary for Dr. Robert A. Carignan

On Monday, January 21, 2019, Dr. Robert Adrien Carignan, loving father, grandfather, and community cheer-bringer, passed away at the age of 74. Bob was born August 31, 1944 in Lawrence, MA to Adrien and Edith (Berry) Carignan.

Known by many names, “Dr. Bob”, “BeeBop Bob”, and “Beepa”, to name a few, he graduated Tenney High School in 1962 and shortly after joined the United States Navy as a Corpsman. After leaving the Navy he entered Northern Essex Community College. Bob’s love of holistic medicine guided him to Palmer College of Chiropractic where he received a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) in 1972.

He’s received several commendations for his chiropractic service including a Merit Award from Palmer College in 1972, an Ambassador Award from Palmer College in 1977, and he was Maine Chiropractor of the Year in 1984. He was a member of the Maine Chiropractic Association (MCA) and State Representative for both the International Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association. Bob was a member of the Maine Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, and the Health Officer for both Hartland and St. Albans. In 2003, he received a Service Award in recognition for his energetic service to the MCA as “Mr. Entertainment” which merged his two passions of chiropractic and DJing.

Bob joined his love of nature, people, and health when he opened Hartland Family Chiropractic in 1974. If you knew him, you could appreciate his musical passion which he pursued later in life. He opened BeeBop To Hip Hop DJ services and brought the joy of music to nursing homes, weddings, and family holidays. Many knew about his 30 year survival with alcoholism. In 2018, he received his 30 year chip; he was a true friend of Bill W.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Adrien, mother, Edith, his sister, Joyce White, as well as his son, Phillip. He is survived by his long-term significant other, Theresa Rogers; his brother-in-law, Ken White; his three children, Sarah Bourgoin, Mary Fortier and her husband Michael, and Charles Carignan; his grandchildren, Seth, Ariel, Justin, Matthew, Leah, Dempsey, Mason, McKinley, Liam, Duncan, and Elliot; five great grandchildren; as well as nephews Eric, Greg, and Brian White.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, January 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Gallant Funeral Home located at 10 Elm Street Waterville, Maine. A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following at the Benton Grange Hall located at 4 School Drive Benton, Maine. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com


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Visitation

Friday

25

Jan

5:00 PM 1/25/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/25/2019 7:00:00 PM
Gallant Funeral Home, Inc.

10 Elm St.
Waterville, ME 04901

Gallant Funeral Home, Inc.
10 Elm St. Waterville 04901 ME
United States

Visitation

Saturday

26

Jan

10:00 AM 1/26/2019 10:00:00 AM
Gallant Funeral Home, Inc.

10 Elm St.
Waterville, ME 04901

Gallant Funeral Home, Inc.
10 Elm St. Waterville 04901 ME
United States

Service

Saturday

26

Jan

12:30 PM 1/26/2019 12:30:00 PM
Benton Grange Hall

4 School Drive
Benton, Maine 04901

A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following at the Benton Grange Hall located at 4 School Drive Benton, Maine.

Benton Grange Hall
4 School Drive Benton 04901 Maine
United States
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