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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Joseph Cemetery
Wednesday March 3rd, 2021
11:00am

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Edmund A. Robitaille


Edmund (Ed) A. Robitaille of Bristol, CT. passed away on January 26, 2021. Ed was born in Pittsfield, MA in January, 1932 to the late Louis P. and Blanche (Levesque) Robitaille.
 
Ed is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jeannine C. (Vertefeuille) Robitaille of Bristol, CT., sons Phillip R. Robitaille of Bristol, CT., John A. Robitaille and wife Linda Robitaille of Colchester, CT., daughters Sharon M. Baxter of Murfreesboro, TN and Arlene Degen of Moreno Valley, CA, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
 
One of 12 children, Ed was predeceased by brothers Phillip, Richard, Louis and James and sisters Virginia Bradshaw, Katherine Gillman and Diane Gardiner. He leaves behind his brother Cliff and sisters Beverly Bell, Barbara Mylek and Joan Burr.
 
Ed proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps, beginning his military career in Korea at Chosin Reservoir and is one of the "Chosin Few". Ed was considered a "Mustanger" in the military, working his way up the ranks from E1 to E7 then to 2nd Lt. and finishing his career as a Captain.
 
Following his career in the Marine Corps, Ed worked his trade as a carpenter as well as owner/co-owner of several businesses with his brother Jim.
 
Ed will best be remembered for his sense of humor, teasing nature, generosity and dedication to family.
 
Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian burial on March 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great Church, 235 Maltby St. Bristol, CT. followed by burial with with Military Honors at 1:00 PM at Cedar Hills Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Ave., Hartford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ed's honor to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital or Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
 
Online condolences can be made at www.DUNNFH.com
 
A special thank you to Jennifer at the VA for all her help and support during Ed's illness, this was very appreciated by the family,
 


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My dearest grandpa!

Today will be a hard day! It seems too soon to say goodbye to you! I will cherish all of the memories I made with you...even all of your teasing, lol! I miss our phone conversations more than you know! I love you always and forever!

Jennifer Rachman Mar 3 2021 12:00 AM

Aunt Jean, Phil, Sharon, John, Arlean, and the rest of your family our deepest condolences. I have many memories of uncle Ed from N Carolina, Kelly Stone, the Body shop, Gas station, and of coarse J E Enterprise. I remember I was 6 or 7 Ihad a loose tooth uncle Eddie says to me we'll tie a string to the tooth and door and we'll shut the door, I agreed. he tied the string to the tooth, he had a quirky smile and yanked the tooth out he laughed I don't think I did. We will Keep you and your family in our prayers as my Father would say Keep the faith.

Jim and Joyce Robitaille Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

Miss you already dad but glad no more pain for you. I love you and will see you again someday.

Arlene Jan 31 2021 12:00 AM