Obituaries: Robert J. Desbois

Robert J. Desbois, 79, of Bristol, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at The Connecticut Hospice, Branford. Bob was born in Waterbury on February 17, 1937 and was a son of the late Albert and Corrine (Robichaud) Desbois. He resided in Bristol most of his life and prior to retiring, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, Bristol for 35 years. Bob served with the U. S. Navy, was a member of St. Anthony Church, Bristol, and was a long time member of AA. Bob is survived by two daughters, Michelle Desbois of Bristol and Danielle Johnson of Enfield; three grandchildren, Nicholas Desbois and Andrew and Robbie Johnson; a great granddaughter, Gulianna Desbois; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by a brother, Raynald Desbois. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 9 A.M. from Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol to St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 5 to 8 P.M. Please visit Bob’s memorial website at FUNKFUNERALHOME.COMDesbois, Robert 1. jpg