Robert T. Aparo, 74, of Manchester, formerly of Glastonbury, beloved husband of Beverly (Mikoleit) Aparo, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Hartford Hospital.
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Born Aug. 27, 1939, in Hartford, son of the late Alfred and Lillian (Coco) Aparo, he had lived all his life in Glastonbury before moving to Manchester nine years ago. Bob graduated from Glastonbury High School and had served in the U.S. Army. He was a letter carrier for 42 years with the Glastonbury Post Office, retiring in 2005. When not working at the post office you would find Bob taking care of the family farm. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 56 Glastonbury, and the NALC. Bob was an amazing, positive, and compassionate person. He was a pillar of strength for his family and truly a hero to all who knew him. He will always be remembered for his contagious smile and wonderful sense of humor.
Besides his wife he leaves his stepchildren who he treated as if they were his own, daughter, Linda Lee Jones of Sarasota, Florida; sons, Jeffrey Jones and wife, Kelly, of Davenport, Florida, Thomas Jones and wife, Sara, of Fairfield, California; four loving grandchildren, Ryan Jones, Shawna Rushford and husband, Colby, Benjamin Jones and fiancée, Taryn Kirkwood, and Nicholas Jones; and a special angel great-granddaughter, Madison Ann Rushford. He also leaves his beloved sister, Antoninette Cannata of Glastonbury; brother, Ronald Aparo and wife, Patricia, of Denton, Texas; his treasured nephew, John Cannata of Marlborough; nephew, Roger Aparo; and niece, Karen Aparo of Florida, as well as many relatives and dear friends, especially his devoted friend, Mike Muller. He was predeceased by a brother, Philip Aparo of St. Cloud, Florida.
Robert's family is very thankful for the care provided by the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center and nursing staff at Conklin 2 for their loving care and compassion. The Davita Dialysis nurses and the entire staff for the excellent care provided through his nine-year journey as well as Drs. Jeffrey Kamradt, A. Bacay, C. Militi, E. Chafaules, and S. Firshein.
Funeral service will be Friday, Aug. 1, at 9:15 a.m. from the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury, to St. Dunstan Church, 1345 Manchester Road, Glastonbury, for a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Glastonbury.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, July 31, from 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center Fund, Hartford Hospital, c/o Fund Development Office, 80 Seymour St., P.O. Box 5037, Hartford, CT. 06102-5037; or to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813.
For online condolences please visit
Mulryan Funeral Home
725 Hebron Avenue
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Published in Journal Inquirer from July 30 to Aug. 3, 2014