Robert E. Colvin

November 18, 1936 ~ September 4, 2021 (age 84)


Robert (Bob) Earl Colvin, age 84, of Berkley, MA, passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, MA, peacefully with his loving wife of 65 years, Joan C. Colvin holding his hand. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Earl W. Colvin and Lula E. (Bennett) Colvin and his brother Richard N. Colvin. Bob is survived by his 3 sisters-in-law, Francis E. Aspray; Bertha Colvin and Nancy Hebditch; his 5 children: Brian (Jeannine) Colvin; Robin (James) Wiggins; Lori (Bob) Guay; Gary (Jeanne) Colvin and Heather (Gary) Card; 11 Grandchildren: Douglas (Deanne) Mattoon; Rebecca Marsh; Jesse (Brittany) Lanoue; John Colvin; Charles Colvin; Sean Colvin; Morgan Colvin; Jacob Colvin; Katelyn Card; Maxine Colvin; Thomas Card; Great-Grandchildren: Ashley Marsh; Robert Marsh; Parker Mattoon; Isabella Lanoue; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Bob grew up in the Potterville area of Scituate, RI. He was a volunteer member of the Potterville Fire Station as a young adult. In the late 1960’s, Bob moved his family quite a bit going from Scituate to Foster then Brandon, FL, back to Scituate and finally settled down in Coventry until the late 1970’s. Bob once again was on the move and returned to his hometown of Scituate in the Potterville area. Bob was a member of the Ironworkers Union Local 37 and worked on several bridges in the Rhode Island Area. When there was a lull in available work for Ironworkers in the area, Bob then worked for Electric Boat in Groton, CT until his retirement in 1991 at the age of 55!

Following their retirements Bob and Joan became “snowbirds” and spent their winters in North Port, FL. They would eventually sell their home in Potterville and live in North Port, FL year-round. As time passed, they decided to move back to RI to be close to family and lived in Coventry for the next several years. Their most recent move was into an adorable cottage attached to Brian and Jeannine’s home with beautiful views as it’s right on the Taunton River in Berkley, MA.

Bob and Joan enjoyed playing cards, especially Pitch and were involved in leagues at several places including the Coventry Men’s Club, Anthony PNA and wherever one day tournaments were held. Anyone who knew Bob knows his favorite television channel was CNN thus it was often referred to as the “Colvin News Network”! Bob was also an avid Boston Red Sox fan as well as a New England Patriot’s fan. Probably the most known favorite of Bob’s was his love for Bud Light!

Visitation will be at the Gorton-Menard Funeral Home, 721 Washington St., Coventry, RI 02816 on Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Potterville Fire Department, 953 Trunk Hill Rd., Foster, RI 02825. Not only was Bob previously a volunteer member of the Potterville Fire Department, his parents Earl and Lula Colvin had provided a piece of their land for the previous Potterville Fire Station on Old Plainfield Pike. Additionally, Earl Colvin served as the Fire Chief many years ago and Lula was a long time member of the Ladies Auxiliary!

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September 9, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Gorton-Menard Funeral Home and Crematory
721 Washington Street
Coventry, RI 02816

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