28 August, 1951 – 6 June, 2021
Old Lyme — Sunday, June 6, 2021, Robert Gentile died peacefully at home with family members at his side. Robert was born Aug. 28, 1951. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth; his son Robert Christopher; his sister Gail Sette and her husband Vincent; brother Joseph Gentile and his wife Linda; nieces, Megan Sette, Sarah Gentile Proesel and her husband Jon; nephew Josh Sette and his wife Laura; as well as a list of loving family members long enough to reach the moon. Robert was a generous man with a larger-than-life personality and a heart of gold. Memories of Robert will live in the hearts and minds of so many for now and forever. Please honor his memory by planting flowers that will attract our birds and butterflies. A mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme.
Thursday, 17 June , 2021
28 June 2021
I first met Robert at my auto service shop. The love of cars was the the biggest thing we had in common. However the more I got to know him, the more I appreciated him. He was of such personality that one could not help but like him. He had a great sense of humor. He was generous with his friendship, and that is what I cherish most in having known him. I know his passing must affect so many but I prefer to think he lives on in the positivity he shared and inspired. Rest in peace my friend, and my deepest condolences to his family.
John (John's Getty) McKee
17 June 2021
As family members, you know how very blessed you were to have had Robert in your lives.
While it's been years since I've seen him, time with Robert has always been among the very best memories of high school and afterward with MaryEllen, John and Nancy!
"The Dead", leather rose cuff, the 240-Z and mostly, the biggest heart, widest smile and heartiest laugh!
Rest with God, old friend. You will always be remembered fondly and often.
Mary Ellen Shaub Ciminera
16 June 2021
Wonderful human..you, your son and Lizzie always in my heart. You were one of a kind no duplicates! Rest forever in peace Robert! You made an impact on all who were blessed to have been in your orbit.
14 June 2021
Our deepest condolences from our family to yours. We are so sorry for your loss.
Don Rutty and daughters
12 June 2021
Robert , there are so many funny fond memories of you that was part of growing up on Crystal Lake Road. You are a legend of its own. You and Lizzy, soulmates. Beautiful son , Robbie Jr. Miss those times greatly
Rest well my friend.