June 25th, 2012

If you are lucky enough to deeply and truly love and then you lose that love, love more, even in the face of loss.

If your heart is breaking, let it break you open and love even more.


I cannot take credit for this, but I read it recently and I really LOVE it. I was lucky to have had Rob in my life for as long as I did. I don’t feel cheated out of a promise of a long life together, instead I feel grateful for the time we had, the memories I cherish and the two beautiful children we made. 

I’m lucky to have amazing friends and family who I love with a passion and who love me right back.  

Because really, after all is said and done, it really is all about love. Wine and bacon are just an extra bonus.




A celebration fit for a Jedi

May 20th, 2012

Thank you all for your love and support and sharing your memories of Rob over this past week.

The three of us have been grieving in our own ways: Coop got a mowhawk, Sadie got a pedicure, and I have been surrounded by good friends and loving family all week.

There will be a celebration of Rob’s life on Saturday, June 9th from 2 – 4 pm at the summit of the Point Lookout Resort in Lincolnville, Maine. Weather permitting, the ceremony will take place outside. The dress code is strictly casual and if you have a favorite concert t-shirt or Star Wars attire, please wear it. I will.

For those traveling to the service, cabins at the resort can be rented by calling 800-515-3611. Please refer to the Bromee Memorial service.

Here is the resort website for additional information:

Here is Rob’s obituary that is also in the Portland, Maine and Wilmington, Delaware papers today:

Rob Bromee of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, father, husband, Jedi, and totally righteous dude was born October 17, 1968 in Gardena, California to James and Barbara Bromee. Rob grew up in Elmer, New Jersey, but considered Maine his adopted home state.

Rob was an inventor and an adventurer, but music was his true passion. Music was always playing when Rob was around; it was an essential part of his life. He was a huge Phish and Grateful Dead fan and in his early 20s he went on tour with the Grateful Dead and sold ice cold Molson’s and grilled cheese sandwiches to fellow Dead Heads from his buddy Bob’s motor home. Rob attended almost every Phish festival and all kinds of other music festivals, from Bonnaroo to Bluegrass. He never missed a chance to see live music. He was also a lover of the infinite cosmos and the stars, including Wars, Trek, and Gate.

Robs festival campsites were legendary and were more like multimedia compounds than rustic campsites. There wasn’t anything Rob couldn’t fix or fashion, and he always came prepared. People considered themselves lucky to camp near Rob–his amazing arsenal of gadgets was only secondary to his generosity and kindness.

Rob knew the importance of seizing opportunities and making things happen. Rob wasn’t interested in long-range planning or dreaming of retirement to start having fun – Rob did life in reverse and made every moment count. Rob’s life was spent planning his next adventure. Cross country road trips, vacations to London and Jamaica, moving to Maui on a whim, and living aboard a sailboat cruising the Bahamas—were just a few of his favorite adventures. Although Rob’s life was short, it was never dull.

Rob’s profession was Information Technology in which he was naturally gifted and shared his talents with various companies throughout his career. From an early age technology feared him, and problems would dissolve when Rob got involved.

Rob is survived by the loves of his life and his biggest fans, his wife of 14 years Kasey, two supremely awesome kiddos, Cooper (8) and Sadie (6), as well as his parents, Jim and Barbara. Rob was pre-deceased by his brother Jimmy.

Rob was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2010, and died May 12, 2012 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House with The Grateful Dead playing–and his wife, kids, and loving family members by his side.

In lieu of flowers, a trust has been established for his young Padawans. Donations can be made out to the Coop & Sadie Trust c/o Key Bank — 9 Meadow Way, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107.

 A celebration of his life will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, June 9th at the summit of the Point Lookout Resort in Lincolnville, Maine.

The final frontier — 10/17/68 – 5/12/12

May 12th, 2012

To our friends and family,

Rob made the transition to the final frontier this morning.

Since Thursday, Rob has been surrounded by friends and family and was never alone. He was stroked and hugged and kissed and spooned and I hope his final days on earth were everything he would have wanted.

 With love – Kasey, Coop & Sadie



The Jedi Code

There is no emotion, there is peace.

There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.

There is no passion, there is serenity.

There is no chaos, there is harmony.

There is no death, there is the Force.