Robert Frank Coviello
ROCHESTER - Robert Frank Coviello, 71, of Rochester, beloved husband of Anne (Lomasney) Coviello, succumbed to an 11 month battle with pancreatic cancer at home surrounded by his family on Sunday November 10th, 2013.
Robert was born on December 20, 1941 in Hartford, Conn. to James and Ann (Links) Coviello. He graduated from Manchester High School in 1960 and then attended college at University of Connecticut and the University of Madrid in Spain. In December of 1966 Bob was drafted into the United States Army
Forces. Bob served as a Machine Accounting Specialist as part of the Adjutant General Data Processing Division (62nd DPU) Headquarters, United States Army Forces Southern Command in Fort Amador, Canal Zone from May 1967 to November 1968. Robert loved life and had many hobbies which included traveling the world, food & wine, and marlin fishing.
Robert was the founder and owner of HTI Buying Group based in Rochester. The company, established in 1998, offers independent kitchenware and tabletop specialty retailers the opportunity to buy products and programs from member vendors on a corporate discount plan. He was the consummate entrepreneur, also a co-founder and partner of the former Gallery of Gifts and Kitchen Etc. He received numerous awards and accolades over his more than 40 year career in the retail and housewares industries and was well respected amongst retailers, vendors, and colleagues alike. Besides his wife Anne, Robert is survived by his son Michael James Coviello, his wife Lynne and granddaughter Amelia of Bolton, Mass; his brother Allan James Coviello, his wife Sandra and niece Elizabeth of Greenland; as well as other beloved friends and family members.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Edgerly Funeral Home in Rochester, NH on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Funeral services for Robert will be at St. Mary's Church in Rochester, NH on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. Robert will ultimately be laid to rest at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH. Memorial donations in Robert's name may be made to the
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