1939 – 2021
Dayville – Robert E. Girard, Sr., 81, of Alexanders Lake, died Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at home. He was the loving husband of Estelle (Benoit) Girard. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Henry and Ruth (Lannon) Girard.
Mr. Girard was a graduate of Putnam High School. After graduation Robert enlisted in the United States Navy serving from 1957 to 1961 aboard the U.S.S. Amphion. After returning home from the Navy, he attended barber school at the Albert Prince Technical School. Upon graduation he worked as a barber for Rocky Champeault until opening Bob’s Barber Shop in Putnam retiring in 2017 after 50 years of faithful service to his customers.
On May 30, 1964, in St. Mary Church of the Visitation he was united in marriage to the former Estelle Benoit.
Bob was a member of the Knights of Columbus Cargill Council and the Putnam Lodge of Elks. He enjoyed fishing and his beloved Alexanders Lake where he has resided since 1985.
Bob is survived by his wife of 56 years, Estelle Girard; his children, Karen Edgar and her husband David of Avon and Robert Girard, Jr. and his partner, Ellen Corsell of Kent; his sister Denise Crabtree of Dayville; and his grandchildren, Ryan, Taylor, and Evan Edgar.
All services will be handled privately by the family. Cremation services have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.