Robert "Bobby" Chadderton, 64, Retired Enfield Police Officer Badge #1, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Saint Francis Hospital with his loving and devoted wife of 30 years, Karen, at his side. Born on September 22, 1948, in Springfield, MA, he was the son of the late Robert and Arlene (Sorenson) Chadderton and a lifetime resident of the Enfield community. Bobby graduated from Enfield High School in 1966, and continued his education graduating from Northampton Community College. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving his country during the Vietnam War. Bobby began his career at the Enfield Police Department in December 1968, retired in June 2009, and continued on as a consultant until 2011, when he was instrumental in the development of the Communication Department for the department. He was a parishioner at Saint Bernard Church and a member of the Crestview Country Club of Agawam, MA. Bobby was an avid golfer and a longtime NY Yankees fan. He loved to cruise the world and really enjoyed taking these vacations with his family and friends. Bobby had just returned from a cruise in Europe that his wife Karen will remember forever. His family was the most important thing is his life, and he adored his wife Karen, his loving children Bernard L. Pierce and his wife, Sherry, of Lyon, France, Kristen Chadderton Post and her husband, Dan, of Enfield; and his cherished grandchildren, Isabella, Lillian, Kamryn, Madison, Joshua, and Timothy. Bobby loved having his family surround him during weekly family dinners, holidays, special occasions, and vacations at the beach. He will be sorely missed by family and the countless friends who loved him.
Bobby's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. Family and friends will gather at Leete-Stevens on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 9 a.m. for a funeral procession to St. Bernard Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow with military honors at St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery. Donations in Bobby's memory may be made to the Robert L. Chadderton Grandchildren's Education Fund, c/o Webster Bank, 50 Freshwater Blvd., Enfield, CT 06082. To leave an online message of sympathy, or for directions, please visit www.leetestevens.com.