Robert Elmer Meeker, of 70 River Road, died June 1, 2021, at the Westerly Hospital, after living a full life at the age of 90.
He was born March 30, 1931, at the Westerly Hospital, in Westerly, RI, son of the late Ira F. and Effie Crowther Meeker.
He married his one true love, Rose-Andree Belhumeur on June 20, 1959 in Woonsocket, RI.
Mr. Meeker proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954 following which he worked primarily as Administrator and Manager for various medical facilities.
For several years prior to his death, he performed with several musical organizations on saxophone and clarinet, and previously had sung with the Westerly Chorus and the Seanotes Chorus of New London. Robert was also an active member of the American Legion.
In addition to his wife almost 62 years, he is survived by two daughters, Louise Andree Hendrickson of Springfield, MA, and Susan Elizabeth Durfee of Pawcatuck, CT, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two of his daughters, Priscilla J. Meeker, Carol J. Plante, and his sister Patricia J. Reese of Pawcatuck, CT.
A memorial service honoring and celebrating his life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund, Boston, MA. and/or The Salvation Army, Hartford CT.
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