Nickerson Funeral Home

77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA


Robert E. Harding Jr.

5 September , 192324 October , 2019

Robert E. Harding of Yarmouthport, Mass passed away October 24, 2019) Bob was born in Newton, Mass in 1923 to Robert E. Harding Sr and Mary Edna Hollahan Harding. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Cusson of Westbrook, CT and Sarasota, FL and his son Robert (Sandy) Harding III of Palmetto, FL. Bob was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Taber in 1976 and his second wife, Joan Wyatt Bramley in 2014.

Bob graduated from Wilbraham Academy and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations, serving with the 3rd Marine Division at Bouganville, Guam and Iwo Jima during World War II. After his discharge he went to work for John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company and was transferred to their Connecticut office in 1954. While in Guilford, CT he became very involved in youth sports, school building committees, local politics including the Board of Finance, serving as chairman. Upon his retirement, he and Joan moved to Sarasota, FL where he started volunteering for Meals on Wheels and the Humane Society. He also worked part time in an exclusive men’s haberdashery. In 2009, they moved back north to Brewster, MA, to be closer to family and thus started his love for Habitat for Humanity. He has proudly been part of Charlie’s Angels build team and active in the building of many homes. Bob again found himself politically involved by becoming a member of the Board of Directors at Heatherwood where he lived.

Bobs surviving family members also include Marilyn, Kimberly, Tracy, and Nicole Harding, Jordan Hopkins, Jeremy and Deborah Larkin, Paul, Tasha, Evan, William, Andrew, Melissa, Ashley, Aaron and Brendon Cusson, his extended family of Peter and Susan Bramley and Judy and Gary Gordon, as well as many grand, great, and great-great grandchildren.

Burial will be private and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat For Humanity Cape Cod, 411 Main Street, Suite 6, Yarmouthport, MA 02675. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.


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Robert E. Harding Jr.

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Michelle Blaze

29 October 2019

Dear Harding Family,

I am so sorry for your loss! Your father was not only a wonderful , compassionate man, but boy did he make me laugh on the build site. He helped build my Habitat home two years ago and I was so blessed to have him in my life for those 12 months. He was also kind enough to give me and my children some dishes and we all think fondly of him when we use them. He will be missed !❤️
Michelle Blaze
Virginia St

Katie Pope Fuchs

28 October 2019

Dear Elizabeth, Rob and extended families,

Please accept our sincere sympathy and condolences on the passing of your beloved dad...He certainly lived a long, active life. The memories came rushing back as I read his obituary. I am sure your mom and our folks welcomed him with open arms. I regret that we have not stayed in contact. I have moved back to CT after living in FL for 32+ yrs. Please know that your Pope cousins are thinking of you all and have you in our prayers. We will be in touch. Love and Hugs, Sylvia, Katie and Elizabeth