Robert "Bob" A. Turner Sr.

July 5, 1933January 29, 2019

Robert A. "Bob" Turner, age 85, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at his residence with his wife by his side. He was the husband of Carol A. (Tokarz) Turner to whom he had been married for nearly 50 years.

Born in Fall River a son of the late Roger A. and the late Helen C. (Flanagan) Turner, he was a longtime resident of Somerset.

A veteran of the United States Navy, he served on the battleship the U.S.S. Wisconsin during the Korean Conflict. A skilled lineman, he worked for the former Fall River Electric Light Company for 38 years before retiring in 1996.

A communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Somerset, Mr.Turner also enjoyed many years at Little Beach in Dartmouth with his family lobstering, swimming and digging for clams and quahogs. The family would like to thank Dr. Marvin Berman and Dr. Mark Shparber for years of excellent care and also to Southcoast Visiting Nurses Association for their care and compassion.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Robert A. Turner, Jr. of Braintree, MA, Michael Turner and his wife Trudy of the Marshall Islands, Susan Robinson and her husband Jeff of Odenton, MD, James Turner and his wife Ann of Fairplay, CO and Nancy Maurer and her husband Chris of Aurora, CO; one sister, Ann Gillespie Herne; four grandchildren, Abigail Turner, Elyse and Bryson Maurer and Wyatt Turner; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the brother of the late Roger A. Turner, Jr. and Helen Lou Flynn.

His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8:30 AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County Street, Somerset followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00 in St. Patrick’s Church, 306 South Street, Somerset. Visiting hours will be prior to the mass from 8:30 – 10:30 AM in the funeral home. Contributions may be made in his honor to the charity of your choice. For tributes and directions,



  • Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 9, 2019


  • Private Burial

Robert "Bob" A. Turner Sr.

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Stephen DePaola

February 15, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss Carol. Just found out.

Bill Courville

February 6, 2019

To Mrs. Turner and the Family. It is with deep sorrow to learn of Bob passing. I remember all the teachers meeting at St Patrick he attended for his children to enter religious education classes . He was a special man who cared for the spiritual welfare of his children.
You and your family are in my prayers that the Good Lord will guide all of you in this time of need.

Alden R. Burhoe

February 6, 2019

Dear Carol,

From Marco Island, I send you my hugs of sympathy and comfort. The memories I have of you and Bob are one of the treasures of my ministry in the Church of Our Saviour. My prayers that Bob now rests in God's Loving Arms, and He keeps you in His care.

Fr. Alden R. Burhoe

Simone Potvin

February 6, 2019

Dear Carol and family, my deepest sympathies to all of you. I worked at the "light" company back in the 70's and throughout all the mergers finishing my career in 2004. I can remember many fun times when we were all located at the Hartwell St. location - I worked in Consumer Services with Lloyd Durfee. Bob was a larger than life "teddy bear" and always a true gentleman. I hope all your memories are of comfort to you in the days ahead. Take care and be well.