Church & Allen Funeral Service

136 Sachem Street, Norwich, CT


Robert Donald Premo

January 6, 1955October 22, 2019

Robert D. Premo, 64, of Ledyard and Waterford, beloved husband of Mona (Poitras) Premo passed on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Backus Hospital in Norwich after a lengthy illness.

Bob (Robbie) was born in Meriden, CT on January 6, 1955. He was one of five children of Doris (Baierlien) Premo and the late Robert E. Premo. He was raised in Meriden and moved to the shoreline where he resided for the last 37 years. He was an entrepreneur who worked in the painting industry, as well as car detailing, before retiring. He served in the US ARMY. He loved pizza, especially from Goldstar Pizza where Tony always took care of him, and 184 Pizzeria, where his good friend “Poopsie” always cooked his favorite meals. He loved coffee and hung out with many friends at Dunkin' Donuts. He enjoyed playing basketball with his grandkids. He loved the ocean and passed that onto his children. He was involved in many mental health projects and support groups in the Groton area and received several awards for his work. He is survived by his wife, Mona, of 37 years. Bob was also survived by his mother, Doris Premo of Middletown, as well as his four siblings, Linda and Ray Hodgson of Middletown, Ronald and Cindy Premo of Lebanon, Nancy Czapiga of Meriden, Michelle Premo Reiske of Prattville, Alabama. Bob is also survived by his five children, Brenda (Premo) LaFleur and her husband Michael LaFleur of Bristol, Jennifer (Premo) D’Argonne of Middletown, Melissa (Premo) Roode of Groton and her husband Eric Roode, Robert Premo and his partner Theresa Bergstrand of Ledyard, James Premo of Ledyard; 13 grandchildren, Gabrielle Rivera of Bristol, Nicholas Golden and his partner Kellie Brink of Plainville, Gianna, Angelina and Sophia LaFleur of Bristol, Isabelle Roode of Groton, Travis Jabs of Ledyard, Chase & Levi Premo of Ledyard, Kayleigh and Ryan Premo of Montville, Arianna and Chris Mason of Middletown; three great grandchildren, Carmelo Fisher, Enzo Rivera and Chloe Mason and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Robert E. Premo and his niece, Aubrey Premo.

The family would like to thank Backus Hospital and Hospice for all they did for Bob. You all went above and beyond in caring for Bob, and will never be forgotten.

We would like to invite all of Bob’s friends and family to a celebration of Bob’s (Robbie) life to be held Friday November 1st from 5pm to 9pm at the Westbrook Elks, 142 Seaside Avenue, Westbrook, CT. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, November 1, 2019


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Donna Castleberry

October 24, 2019

Well, Bob, it's been a long haul. I've known you since 1972 and we had our ups and downs, but mostly ups. We had fun tossing down a few drinks and playing pool back in the day. You are Dad to 5 wonderful adults and have made your mark on this world.
We are thankful for your life and spirit. God Bless you Bob and Rest in heavenly peace.