1944 – 2018
Thompson – Robert W. Lancaster, Sr., 74, of Thompson Rd., died Wednesday evening, August 8, 2018 at UMASS Memorial Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Margaret “Peg” (Costello) Lancaster. Born in Waterbury, CT, he was the son of the late Robert M. and Mary (Taggett) Lancaster.
Robert was a proud United States Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam War being honorably discharged on May 28, 1970.
Mr. Lancaster worked for many years for Food Enterprises in Canton, MA as a salesman.
Bob enjoyed boating, hunting, fishing, traveling with his wife, and socializing with the new friends that he met after his wife’s passing. But, above all he cherished the quality time that he spent with his children and grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his children, Robert W. Lancaster, Jr. and his wife Sandra of Thompson and Lori L. Baca and her husband James of Webster; a brother William “Bill” Lancaster and his wife Marjorie of Avon; and five grandchildren Robert W. Lancaster, III, Evan M. Lancaster, Nolan B. Lancaster, Kaitlin M. Baca, and Meghan A. Baca.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bob’s family from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT 06260. A Funeral Service will be held for Bob at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 11:00a.m. Burial to follow in East Thompson Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Stroke Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.