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Swan Funeral Home

80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

OBITUARY

Robert T. Hine

June 6, 1938July 16, 2019

Robert Thomas Hine of Clinton passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Born on June 6, 1938 in Derby, CT, he was the son of the late Thomas and Justina Hine. He grew up in Ansonia before moving to Clinton where he raised his family and lived for the past 52 years.

He proudly served his country in the U.S.Marine Corp. Besides his tremendous love for his family, his great passions were the Marine Corp, traveling the world, all things Disney, a fine red wine with a great meal- whether it was in a five star restaurant or at the family table. He loved to share his knowledge on all of these topics, to anyone who would listen. The love of his life was his “Bride,” Loretta HIne, who predeceased him.

He was also predeceased by his daughter, Deborah Hine, and his grandson, Zachary Bernier. He was the beloved father of Lisa Bernier and her husband Chuck Bernier, and the loving Grandfather to Brittany (Bernier) Ciarcia, her husband Marco, Taylor Bernier, Amity (Bernier) Vece, and her husband Mike. He is also survived by his Sister Justine Mace, husband Robert, and nieces, Michelle, Jennifer, Katerie, Amy and their families.

Friends may greet the family on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. in the vestibule of St. Mary's Church, 54 Grove St., Clinton, CT 06413. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The family wishes to thank The Shoreline of Clinton for their dedication and most importantly the love they provided in caring for him during his final months.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Calling Hours Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 27, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

Memories

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Jim Hine

July 21, 2019

Lisa and Justine and families, just wanted to send my thoughts and sympathy from Michigan. It has been many years seeing Bob, but he did visit back in the mid eighties to Michigan. Remember receiving a call one afternoon and he advised he was in Detroit on business and made a dinner visit. Bob also made the effort to make the visit to Ansonia for our family funerals as they occurred.
I remember his marine service and he was the marine in a family of uncles that were strong navy.
My last conversation was with him years back when Loretta passed away. Bob carried on a strong pride for the Hine family name and I recall telling him that I have a grandson that will carry on the name for a long time. Obviously the name remains as well with granddaughters and nieces as well.
Deepest sympathy
Jim hine Ann Arbor Michigan.

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