Robert J. Sheehan, of Summit, NJ (formerly of Arlington, MA) passed away at home, at the age of 82, on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Visitation was held on Tuesday, September 10th from 4-8 PM at Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial, 7 Summit Avenue, Summit, NJ. The funeral was held at the funeral home on Wed. Sept. 11th at 9:45 AM followed by the Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Summit at 10:45AM. Interment in St. Teresas Cemetery in Summit. For additional information or to express online condolences visit www.ippolitofuneralhomes.com Robert was born and raised in Arlington, MA to the late Lawrence d Madeline Sheehan where he resided until 1980 before moving to Summit, NJ. Robert received a BS from Boston College and an MBA from Babson College. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He later had a long and dedicated career at New England Telephone and then as an Executive with AT & T, NJ for over 39 years. Robert was an active member of the Summit community where he served on the Summit Historical Society, co-founded the East Summit Association and the Bryant Park Conservancy, and was a member of the Summit Zoning Board and many other community groups. He was also very active in his community of Arlington, MA where he was a member of the Planning Board, the Housing Authority, and as a Manager of state and local political campaigns prior moving to Summit. Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Christine (nee Truhe) of Summit. He is the loving father of Lauren Sheehan, Debbie Carroll, Karen Miller, Robin McDonald, Joanne Sheehan, Mary Ellen Bolivar, Kathleen Strick and step-son Michael Aros-Truhe. Cherished grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 1. Dear brother of the late Richard S heehan. For those that wish to donate in his memory, please direct contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Published in The Arlington Advocate from Sept. 10 to Sept. 17, 2013