Robert L. Germane

December 2, 1928January 20, 2019
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Robert L. Germane, age 90 of Swansea and West Palm Beach, Florida, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was the husband of Dolores M. (Germani) Germane, to whom he had been married for 61 years.

Born in Fall River, the son of the late Rocco and Philomena (Pannoni) Germane, he was a graduate of Coyle High School and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tufts University.

A 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, he served during the Korean War as a fighter pilot. He was a self-employed contractor and owner of Swansea Auto Parts and was well known for his mechanical ingenuity. His hobbies included restoring antique brass era cars, flying, fishing, playing poker, and telling stories of his life while stationed in Alaska. In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by six children, Michael Germane of Rehoboth, Roberta Germane of Swansea, Paul Germane, Thomas Germane and his wife Carla of Warren, RI, David Germane and his wife Kristine of Dartmouth and Lisa Celio and her husband Robert of Swansea; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

His Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Funeral and burial are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the Southcoast VNA, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719.


  • Southcoast VNA



  • Visiting Hours Thursday, January 24, 2019


  • Funeral and Burial Private

Robert L. Germane

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Larry Allgood

February 2, 2019

I was saddened to hear of Bob's passing. I was privileged to have known Bob for several years. I would often visit with Bob with my wife's late uncle, Roger Desrosiers, in West Palm Beach. Bob was always happy to show the work on his latest antique car restoration. I'll miss those visits and the many dinners we shared at Roger and Mel's house. Both Bob and Delores were so wonderful to be with. It's my prayer that Delores and the extended family found peace in God during this time of sorrow. All that knew Bob, will certainly smile when each recalls times spent with Bob.

Ken and Pat Menard

January 23, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to the Germane Family. May all the wonderful memories you shared get you through the difficult days ahead. He was a wonderful man.