Labenski Funeral Home

107 Boswell Avenue, Norwich, CT


Robert C. Pate Sr.

December 4, 1943June 16, 2020

Norwich- Robert C. Pate Sr., 76, of Mohegan Park Rd., passed away June 16, 2020 at the William W. Backus Hospital.

Robert was born December 4, 1943 in Chelsea, MA, the son of the late Claude and Helen (McCool) Pate.

He was married to the late Mary Ellen (Pacheco) who passed away March 24, 2017.

He served in the United States Navy, discharged in November of 1982.

Robert was a life member of the VFW and the American Legion and a member of the Retired Armed Forces Association in New London. He loved to fish and work in his garden. He is survived by his children Edward Henderson, Robin Lush, Tracy Corriveau, Leann Pate, Robert C. Pate Jr., by his stepchildren Joseph Brochu, David Brochu and Susan Sellers, by his brother George Pate, grandchildren Edena Espinoza, Deanna Buchner, Andrea Lush, Sara Day, Helena Benoit, Robert J. Pate Imbriano, and by his great-grandchildren Lillian Day, Lucas Day and Ronan Espinoza.

There are no calling hours. A graveside funeral service will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne MA on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:15pm.

To leave a message of condolence for Robert’s memory, please visit his memorial at www.labenskifuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Robert Pate Sr.’s memory may be made to the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in Norwich to the American Cancer Society.


  • Graveside Service with Military Honors

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Robert C. Pate Sr.

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Tracy Corriveau

June 20, 2020

You’re happy now you’re with Mae. I’m going to miss you. Our talks in the morning before I go into working or running errands.
You alway had me laughing with one of your crazy story for the day.
Gave grandma and grandpa and Mae a hug and kiss from me.
Love ya always.
Your favorite daughter (lol)

Marian Kelly

June 19, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the children and extended family of Bob Pate, my cousin and childhood playmate. May he rest in peace.