May 22 1926 October 30 2019
Robert John Jefferson May 22, 1926 – October 30, 2019 Share this obituary Send Flowers View/Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card Robert John Jefferson passed away peacefully on October 30, 2019 at his home in Wilmot, New Hampshire with his family by his side. He was born on May 22, 1926 in Somerville, Massachusetts to Ernest and Alice Curren Jefferson. Bob graduated from from St. Particks High School, in the first graduating class that accepted male students. Upon graduation he was called for duty to serve in the Second World War which is when Bob enlisted in the Army Air Corps at Fort Devens in Ayer, MA. Bob shared with his family that during basic training in Mississippi he would repeat to himself “if they can do it, I can do it.” Bob was sent to The Douglas Factory School in Long Beach, California, where he mastered his skills as a flight engineer. Eventually he was transferred to Oahu, HI where he was stationed at Wheeler Field four miles north of Pearl Harbor. Upon discahrge Bob returned to Masachusettes where he graduated from Holy Cross College in Worchester, MA. Soon after graduation began his courtship with Helen Shirley Thompson. On June 5, 1949 Bob and Shirley began their 62 years of marriage. They raised three children in Massachusetts, Donna, Kenneth, and Robin. Bob and Shirley enjoyed golfing and taking weekend trips around New England. Together they owned a Cabin Cruiser that they motored around the New England Seacoast. It was Bob and Shirley’s love for lakes and boating that eventually brought them to live in the Lake Sunapee area. While in New Hampshire Bob founded Standard Nut and Bolt Company which he operated successfully for 15 years. In 1991 Bob and Shirley retired to Little River, South Carolina. During retirement Bob grew a love for bowling, participating in numerous leagues and earning himself multiple accolades in the South Carolina bowling community. It was in the bowling alleys of Myrtle Beach that Bob made strong connections and lasting friendships. One of Bob’s fondest memories from retirement was being invited to the Myrtle Beach Honor Flight. Bob was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Jefferson, siblings, Patricia Rosen, William Jefferson, and Alice Jefferson, and his son-in-law, Jerry Baker. Bob is survived by his daughter, Donna Jefferson-Baker of Pittsburg, TX, his son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Rebecca Jefferson of Vero Beach, FL, his daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Bob Williams, his grandchildren, Mitchell Jefferson, Chelsea Williams and her husband Scott Hafner, Bobby Williams, and Molly Williams, his great granddaughter, Gabriella Jefferson Stocker, and extended nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Immaculate Conception Church, Andover, NH with military honors to follow. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Veteran’s Administration in White River Junction, VT. SERVICES Funeral Mass Friday, November 01, 2019 11:00 AM Immaculate Conception 12 Church Lane Potter Place, NH 03216 Get Directions on Google Maps Print Obituary
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Robert John Jefferson May 22 1926 October 30 2019.
Death notice for the town of: New London, state: New Hampshire