Nickerson Funeral Home

77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA


Robert E. Bandstra

November 23, 1944June 22, 2020

Robert E. Bandstra 75, beloved husband of Barbara Heasley, and father of Denise and Dan Bandstra passed away suddenly on June 22, 2020.

Born in Paterson, NJ, Robert married Laurel Lee Carrara to whom he was married for 47 years, until her death in 2013.

Robert served in the Navy from 1966-1968 as a communications officer. After his service, Robert worked for his father’s plumbing, heating and cooling business. In 1975 he moved to Cape Cod and started his own business, Destiny Plumbing and Heating. In 2014 Robert married Barbara Heasley and was happily married until the time of his death. Robert was a member of the Nauset Baptist Church, where along with his wife Barbara served on the welcoming team.

Besides his wife and children, Robert also leaves his grandchildren, Emily and Hannah.

A funeral service will be held at 10AM on Friday, June 26 at the Nauset Baptist Church, in Eastham. Burial will follow at MA National Cemetery, Bourne, MA at 2pm.

For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Burial

    Friday, June 26, 2020


Robert E. Bandstra

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Terry Hunt

June 25, 2020

I met the Bandstra family when I worked with Denise at the Orleans Stop&Shop! They are the type of family who add such character and kindness to a community! I always enjoyed my conversations with Lee and Bob when they shopped or were coming in to see Denise, one of my favorite coworkers! My sincere condolences to Denise and the rest of the Bandstra family!