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The Reverend Robert Sisson

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The Reverend Robert E. Sisson

Black Mountain - The Reverend Robert E. Sisson, after a brief illness, died peacefully on October 26th in the company of close friends and family. He was a graduate of Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and the Andover Newton Theological seminary in Newton Center, Massachusetts. He was ordained as a minister in the United Church of Christ and served numerous churches in Massachusetts prior to retiring North Carolina with his wife Noelle. He was most recently a resident of Highland Farms Retirement Community in Black Mountain and a devoted member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ also in Black Mountain.

Reverend Sisson is survived by his sister, Marjorie Lloyd of Chelmsford, Massachusetts; and his four children, Paul Sisson and his wife, Jan, of West Barnstable, Massachusetts, Barbara Jean Roach and her husband, Joseph, of Newark, Delaware, Peter Sisson and his wife, Lisa, of Marston's Mills, Massachusetts, and Jennifer Brown of Auburn, Massachusetts. He is also survived by his foster daughter, Diane Sevigne of Yarmouth, Massachusetts; close friends, Jacki Wallace of Silva, North Carolina, John and Heidi Champagne of Sandwich, Massachusetts, and Joseph Hudson of Northampton, Massachusetts. In addition he is also survived by his seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

In addition to his many years as a minister Reverend Sisson also taught fifth grade in Mashpee, Massachusetts and is remembered by many of his former students as their "favorite" teacher. In his lifetime Reverend Sisson touched literally hundreds of people in a loving and special way. He will be remembered for his special gift of providing comfort to those in distress and joy to those he loved and who loved him. There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life at 2 PM on Saturday November 15, 2014. The service will be held at the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Black Mountain.

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 13, 2014
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