August 8, 2022

Robert A. Rousseau, “Bob”


Robert A. Rousseau, “Bob,” age 86 of Rehoboth passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Country Gardens Health and Rehabilitation. He leaves his loving wife Dorothy V. (Gray) Rousseau whom he was married to for 66 years.

Born October 21, 1935 in Rehoboth MA. He was the son of the late Armand and Catherine (Kozaka) Rousseau. Bob was a lifelong resident of Rehoboth graduating from Joseph Case High School, Class of 1954.

He and his father owned and operated their family business Rousseau and Son Truck Body on Brook Street in Rehoboth which was the former Rousseau and Petit Truck Body. He retired as a Cabinet Maker in the Carpenter’s Union, Local 51.

Bob was a member of the Rehoboth Men’s Club, active in The Boy Scouts and served as a member of the Rehoboth Planning Board. He enjoyed camping, fishing, yard work and gardening. He also served his country as a proud member of the National guard.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his three sons, Kenneth Rousseau and his wife Cathryn, Mark Rousseau and his wife Doreen all of Rehoboth, Craig Rousseau and his companion Mary Enderlin of Union, CT; three grandchildren, Derek Rousseau and his wife Jennifer, Bryan Rousseau and his wife Chelsea all of Rehoboth and Desiree Rousseau of Sturbridge as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Cynthia Arlene McClaine.

Private arrangements are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, Swansea. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Rehoboth Senior Center, 27 Francis Farm Rd, Rehoboth, MA 02769. His Funeral Services will be private.

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