MILTON — Robert J. Grondin, Sr., 78, left this life on Friday, August 10 to begin his eternal life with his wife of fifty years, Emelie.
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They left behind their six children, Rhonda Quintal and husband Roland, Pam Blanchette-Curran and husband James, Maureen Kinch and husband Larry, MaryEllen West, Theresa Turner and husband David, and Robert Grondin Jr.
Born in 1933 in Caribou, Maine, Robert spent 20 years in the United States Air Force, and faithfully served two tours of duty in the Korean War. After his military service, he worked as a truck driver for a private company and the U.S. Postal Service, but he will be most remembered as the "friendliest Trolley Driver in Downtown Dover," where he continued to work until February of this year. He was selfless person with a unique sense of humor, who always put family first. He was a dedicated husband, a wonderful father and he "put the Grand in Granddad."
They were predeceased by their son Jeffrey Plowman and by their grandson, Jeremy Coleman.
They were survived by 13 grandchildren, Brian, Shane and Jerod Blanchette, Jason Coleman, Nicole Parmley, Larry Kinch, III, Elisha Dugas, Cassie Turner, Kristen West, David Turner, Colby West, and Kaci West; They also left behind 15 great grandchildren.
There will be a graveside memorial service on Sunday, August 19 at 1 p.m. at the Milton Mills Cemetery, Applebee Rd., Milton Mills, N.H. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Pease Greeters, PO Box 2231, Portsmouth, N.H. 03802-2311.
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Published in Fosters from Aug. 15 to Aug. 16, 2012