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Robert J. RobillardAugust 19, 1928
Robert J Robillard, 88, of Sanbornton, passed away on August 1st after a brief illness. Robert was born in Providence, Rhode Island on August 19, 1928, son of Fred and Eva (Gagnon) Robillard. He spent his youth in Central Falls, Rhode Island and New York City. He graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Science from Syracuse University in 1959.
In 1951, Robert married the love of his life, Harriet (Fuller) Robillard. He was a devoted father to five daughters and one son: Linda Penn and husband, Murray, of Connecticut, Diane Robillard (deceased), Susan Santos and husband, John, of Connecticut, Gail Robillard and husband, Doug Fillion, of Sanbornton, Sandra McGrath and husband, Bill, of Tennessee, and Robert H. Robillard of Sanbornton.
He loved his 8 grandchildren: Diana, Jessica, Chuck, Kraig, Jesse, Ryan, Olivia, and Meredyth; as well as his 10 great-grandchildren: Joshua, Emma, Eleeana, Aaron, Zaley, Koen, Adileen, Evan, Lillian, and Levi.
He is also survived by his brothers, Paul Robillard of Rhode Island and Roland Robillard of New Hampshire. His is pre-deceased by his brother, Henry Robillard.
Robert was a beloved science teacher at Tilton-Northfield High School in Tilton, New Hampshire, Fayetteville-Manlius High School in Manlius, New York, and Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York. He loved bicycling, sailing his Sunfish, traveling the country with his wife in their RV, working on his model train display with his son, and restoring old automobiles, especially Peugeots, Mercedes, and his prized 1968 Silver Shadow Rolls Royce.
A private burial has taken place at St. John Cemetery. To honor Robert’s life, please send memorial donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 52074 Phoenix, AZ 85072-2074.