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Robert L. Littlefield of Glendon Road, and a former longtime Franklin resident, died peacefully Sunday July 11, 2010 at the Forge Hill Assistant Living Center in Franklin. He was the husband of Denise B. (Poulin) Littlefield. Born in Exeter, N.H. Oct. 21. 1925 a son of the late Lester L. and Sarah E. (Grant) Littlefield, he was raised in Springvale, Maine. He attended school there, and following his graduation attended and graduated from Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I. Mr. Littlefield was a retired certified public accountant. For many years, he owned and operated the H & R Block Tax franchise in downtown Franklin. He later became an auditor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Affairs. He retired to Dennisport in 1991 after having lived in Franklin since 1964. He served in the US Army during World War II. He attained the rank of Tee/5, and was stationed in central Europe. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, The WWII Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged in May 1946. He loved to travel, was an avid genealogist, and was proud to be a decendant of the Littlefield family which established the first business in Wells, Maine. Surviving in addition to his wife are five son: Brian Littlefield and his wife Kelly of Barre, Vt., Brent Littlefield and his wife Bonnie of Concord, N.H., James Mullen and his wife Blanche of Emporia, Va., Bruce Mullen and his wife Eva of Franklin, Brian Mullen of Franklin, four daughters: Lisa Vicario of Bellingham, Sharon Simone and her husband Bill of Methuen, Laurie Holmes and her husband Barry of N. Grafton, and Kathy Mullen of Boston. A dear cousin: Shirley (Harmon) Pawling of Chazy, N.Y., 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Friday at 11 a.m. in the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. www.franklinfuneral.com. Interment with military honors will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, at 1:45 p.m. Calling hours were Thursday 4-8 p.m. Donations in his memory sent to Milford VNA & Hospice 37 Birch St. Milford, MA 01757 would be appreciated.

Published in The Country Gazette from July 14 to July 21, 2010
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