Oscar "Bob" R. Nadeau

September 5, 1931July 29, 2020

Oscar “Bob” Ross Nadeau, of Swansea, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, surrounded by his family. Bob was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on September 5, 1931 to the late Emile and Alvine (Ross) Nadeau. Bob was the youngest and last surviving of four siblings - Oliver, Rita and Yvette.

Bob married the love of his life, Jeanette Rousseau, on November 14, 1953. In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by their four children, Paul and his wife Cindy of Swansea; Dianne Mendes of Swansea; Claire Place and her husband Robert of Swansea; and John and his wife Maryanne of Berkley, Massachusetts. For many years, Bob drove each of his nine grandchildren – Sam, Kate, Jodi, Kyle, Will, Doug, Caroline, Ken and Ashley to nursery school in “Pepe’s Truck”. He also adored being a Pepe to Katie and C.J. Hilty. Later on, his greatest joy was brought to him by his great-grandchildren - Julia, Camden, Lucien, Aidan, Ophelia, Maddyn and Rory.

After serving in the Korean War as a tank driver with the United States Army, Bob worked as a mechanic and later owned and operated Paul’s Package Store in Swansea until his retirement in 1993. Bob loved woodworking and spent many hours in his workshop creating beautiful pieces of furniture for his family and friends. He enjoyed telling jokes, a well-made Manhattan, keeping his lawn pristine courtesy of his Cub Cadet lawn mower and caring for his flowers. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and never missed watching a game. Above all else, Bob cherished the times spent with his family.

A private celebration of life will take place at St. Louis de France Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Bob's funeral arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, Swansea.


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Lynda Huggins

August 8, 2020

Aunt Janette and family,
My deepest sympathy to you all for your loss. May you find strength and comfort in the wonderful memories of your life together. Uncle Bob always made us laugh with his jokes and good humor! He will be missed.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you all,
Lynda and family

Vivian Brizido

August 4, 2020

Jeanette and family,
Mark and I would like to offer you our deepest sympathy. Friends like you and Bob and the rest of the crew from Thomas Street only come by once in a lifetime and we were so lucky to be part of it. Now we live with our memories and we have so many to be thankful for. God bless you and your lovely family.

Your long time friends,
Terry & Mark

Vivian Brizido

August 4, 2020

Dear Jeanette,
My deepest sympathies to you and your family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. I'm so happy I got to know Bob from when you both went shopping, he was such a nice, funny man and I always looked forward to talking with the both of you.

Vivian ( Marcoux) Brizido

Jeannine St Laurent

August 1, 2020

Jeannette, soo sorry to learn of your lost. Bob and I grew up very closed to one another and since day one of our lives we always were in a good relationship. You will be miss dear cousin

Dianne Mendes

August 1, 2020

I miss you dad.

Andrea Russo

August 1, 2020

So sorry for your loss.

John Mendes

July 30, 2020

Wishing strength to everyone during this sad time. Bob is now free and watching over everyone with all of his love. J+B


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