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Robert Francis Romans

April 29, 1930July 17, 2021

Robert F. Romans, age 91, passed away Saturday July 17, 2021 at the Hope Health Hospice Center in Providence, RI after a brief illness.

Born in Bristol, CT April 29, 1930, Bob was the son of the late Robert V. and M. Josephine (Sweeney) Romans. Growing up in Bristol, he maintained a paper route while becoming a three sport athlete in high school, playing football, basketball, and baseball, and known for his speed, agility, and wit.

After graduating from Bristol High School, Bob enlisted in the air force where he served five tours of duty, including the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Retiring from the military in 1974, Bob then continued his career in public service as a postman for the East Sandwich post office where he was known for his infectious, playful personality. His ability to make anyone smile with a joke or one liner reminded everyone to not take life too seriously.

Bob enjoyed coaching little league in West Yarmouth for several years, continuing to coach after his son Chris moved on to Babe Ruth. A favorite story he often shared was the time when Chris, now a little league umpire, ejected his father from a game. Bob loved his family deeply, attending his children’s and then grandchildren’s sporting and music events. He enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, growing his own tomatoes, seeing his grandchildren, and making others laugh. He was always ready to discuss UConn women’s basketball, the Boston Red Sox, or whatever sport his grandchildren were playing.

In his last years, Bob spent time living with his son Chris and his family as well as his daughter Lisa and her family before settling into Brookdale Assisted Living in Attleboro, MA. At Brookdale Bob enjoyed doing crossword and sudoku puzzles, watching the birds, and sitting on the patio.

Bob was predeceased by his wife Ann in 2010 and his two sisters Helen A. Romans in 2014 and Betty J. Hintz in 2017. He is survived by a brother and sister in law Richard G. and Sandy Romans of Bristol, CT; a brother in law Ken Hintz of Bristol, CT; his children Robert T. Romans of Chelmsford; Lisa R. King and her husband Stephen of Clinton, CT; Christopher S. Romans and his wife Mary of North Easton; Victorine M. Romans of Hyannis; and his two stepchildren Michael R. Sawicki and his wife Jean of Mashpee and Robbin A. Passaro and her husband Richard of Wallingford, CT. He leaves seven beloved grandchildren: Emily and Andrew Romans of North Easton, Maggie King of Clinton, CT; Matthew Sawicki and his wife Sheila of Kingston, Justin Sawicki of Mashpee, and Richard and Rachel Passaro of Wallingford, CT; along with three great grandchildren.

Visiting hours are Monday July 26, 2021 from 9:30-10:30 am at Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 W Main St.,Hyannis, MA followed by a funeral mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis at 11 am. A private burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Duffy Center in Hyannis https://www.duffyhealthcenter.org/give or the Bristol Central Sports Booster Club, 480 Wolcott St., Bristol, CT 06010..

  • DONATIONS

  • Duffy Center
  • Bristol Central Sports Booster Club

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 26, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, July 26, 2021

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Lezlie Souve'

July 26, 2021

Cheryl that was beautiful.

Lezlie Souve'

July 25, 2021

Rest in Peace, Uncle Bob. Cousin (Aunt) Ann together once again.

Matthew Goode

July 25, 2021

We are sending our love and condolences to all of you -- Chris, Vicki, Mike and Robbin.

In loving memory of Bob,
-Matt & Jeffrey

Cheryl Williams

July 23, 2021

Grandpa Romans it was a pleasure to have known you and have spent some time over the years at parties or cookouts at Chris and Mary's. For some reason I got to care for you and see you before your passing. I made you chuckle and smile even if only for a couple of minutes esp when I said Chris looked like you and you said well someone has to. Made my heart smile. We talked a little about the kids and you were so proud of them. I hope you will dance with Ann when you see her again and always know that you are in a better place now without pain, illness and suffering. Until we all meet again.

Cheryl Williams
Previously from 27 Massapoag Ave right next to 31 😊

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY