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Robert E. Syrett


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Robert E. Syrett Obituary
Robert E. Syrett, 85, of Wrentham, formerly of White Stone, Virginia, passed peacefully on May 25, 2017 in the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was the beloved husband of Jean (Haynie) Syrett. Born in Greenport, New York on July 20, 1931, he was the son of the late Lyman E. and Hilda G. (Goldsmith) Syrett. Robert was educated in New York schools. He served his country proudly as a member of the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. His love for flying started when he received his pilots license at age 16 and would continue throughout his life. He flew as a commercial fish spotter and as a corporate pilot. He also loved sailing and motorcycles. In addition to his wife Jean, Robert is survived by a son; Steven R. Syrett and his wife Mary of Hamilton, VA, a daughter; Tracy Cataldo and her husband Peter of Plainville, a sister; Shirley Corazzini of Greenport, NY, and four grandchildren; Anna Ukpabi, Max Syrett, Peter Cataldo III, and Benjamin Cataldo. He was the father of the late Robin J. Ukpabi. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, June 2nd from 4-7 PM in the RJ Ross Funeral Home, 135 South Street, Wrentham. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 3rd at 10 AM in St. Marys Church, 130 South Street, Wrentham. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 90 Taunton Street, Wrentham, MA 02093 or , www.alz.org/donate. Online guestbook may be found at rjrossfuneralhome inc.com.
Published in The Country Gazette from June 2 to June 16, 2017
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