Robert J. Dahmer

February 15, 1947October 10, 2020

Robert John Dahmer, age 73, of Tiverton, passed away on October 10, 2020 due to an ongoing illness. He was the husband of Joanne Blount to whom he had been married 49 years.

Bob graduated from URI having obtained his MBA in Business. He was the former vice president of Bay Queen Cruises and was well known in Warren RI as an active member of the East Bay Chamber of Commerce serving as President and Board member of the Better Business Bureau of RI. Bob was a member of the Propeller Club, and PVA (Passenger Vessel Association of America), Chairman of Columbus Credit Union (now Navigant) and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Warren, Bristol. For a brief period of time he taught Hospitality and Tourism at Bristol Community College and was a tax preparer.

Besides his beloved wife, Bob is survived by his children, Matthew (Jessica), Jonathan (Juliana) and Jamie Ruth (Logan) and grandchildren, Ethan, Zachary, Felix and Elric.

Bob’s funeral services will be held and announced at a later date.


  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 24, 2020



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Geno Marconi

October 26, 2020

Bob was a great mentor to me when I first went to work for Blount and I never forgot how I could approach him with an honest discussion and I carried that over into my present career with staff hereat the Port Authority.
God Bless.

Marilyn Cavallaro

October 23, 2020

Dear Joanne and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences upon the passing of Bob. He was a dear friend and great boss. I worked with Bob on the Bay Queen. He helped me and the children thru a very dark period. He was a caring, gentle soul. I will keep all of you in my prayers. May Bob Rest In Peace.

Bruce Bray

October 22, 2020

Sincere condolences are extended to the Dahmer Family on behalf of Jamie's friends and colleagues in Group 76, Control and Autonomous Systems Engineering at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Please know that you are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

John Doole

October 21, 2020


I was filled with deep sadness when I heard about your loss. Not long ago, we exchanged stories about our fathers, and I can still see the smile across your face as you spoke about him. Grief, like crashing waves or falling leaves, quickly find peace and equilibrium after a tumultuous journey. Yours will too.

Thinking of you,


Jonathan Howe

October 19, 2020

Many years ago Bob and his father in-law gave me the opportunity to work on the M/V New Shoreham. I had the opportunity to learn skills that I would have never gained elsewhere, mechanical , boat skills and people skills . Him giving me that opportunity has never been forgotten.
May Bob Rest In Peace and God Bless his family


October 17, 2020

Dear Joanne,
My condolences on the passing of your beloved husband Bob. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family as you mourn your loss. May God Bless his soul and he rest in eternal peace.
With sympathy,

Garo Stone-DerHagopian

October 14, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts, and that we hope you find peace during this difficult time.

Karen Fairchild

October 13, 2020

To the Dahmer Family,
My prayers are with your family that God will put His arms around each of you and hold you so tight you can feel His comfort at the passing of your beloved Robert. Working with his son Jonathan for the past several years gives me good insight into the character Robert had as the son he and Joann raised is a great tribute and on-going legacy of Robert's life.

wayne McVay

October 13, 2020

Joann, Sorry to hear of your loss!
We will never forget our wonderful week we spent with you and Bob on the Block Island 40 mostly at Cuttyhunk before kids.
We will be praying for you during this tough period of time.
Please take good care of yourself.


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