There will be an empty seat at the Main Street Grill in Agawam, due to the passing of the beloved Robert Theroux. Bob was born in Holyoke on November 27, 1943 to the late Raymond and Eleanor (Grandma with the slipper) Theroux. He was raised in the Holyoke and Chicopee area. Bob loved being a Chef, and believed Food Trucks would become a trend. Bob’s 1st food truck was called the Patty Wagon and could be found at the Farmers Market on Avocado Street during the late 70’s and early 80’s. He was head chef at Marriott International in Florida, until he returned home to open his own restaurant.
Bob received his 50 year Masonic Veterans medal this year. He served as Master of William Whiting Lodge in Holyoke in 1976 and Master of Elm-Belcher Lodge in 1998. He was active in the Melha Shrine as a member of the Drum Corps and Directors. In his spare time he enjoyed reading, watching the New England Patriots and playing Keno. Bob was an outgoing, quick witted generous man that loved to help out in any way he could. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Robert leaves two daughters, Laura Theroux and fiancé Dan Giustina of West Springfield, and Lynn Lemelin and her husband Steven of South Hadley. He is also survived by his sister, Carol Mason, and sister Joanne Burns and her husband Ralph , in addition to his brother Joe and wife Fran Theroux, all from the Vermont area. To carry on his legacy, he leaves his grandchildren: Michel, Joshua, Jacob, Maurice, Jessica and his great grandchildren, Jonathan and Christian. He was predeceased by his wife Carolynn Benware Theroux in 2012.
In the words from Bob himself… It’s better to be seen than viewed! A celebration of life will be held at a future date, to be announced by the family. For those wishing to donate in Robert’s name, the family requests you consider Shriners Children Hospital
or TJ O’Conner Animal Shelter.