Robert R. Faulkner
1934 - 2021
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Robert R. Faulkner, loving husband, father, grandfather, and businessman who had an affinity for fedoras, died Feb. 1 at 87. He was married for 57 years to his heart's desire Pamela (Crossley) Faulkner.

Born Jan. 14, 1934, Bob was raised in Attleboro, Mass. by the late Herbert and Ruth (Cunliffe) Faulkner. He was predeceased by his patient and erudite sister Jean Archard and her steadfast husband Calvin.

Bob's work ethic manifested early. From childhood through high school he peddled the streets of Attleboro for his Dawn Delivery newspaper route. He continued working through college and served in the U.S. Army. Bob was a dedicated class officer and rarely missed reunions for Attleboro High School, Dartmouth College, and Tuck School of Business.

Although the company name changed several times, Bob was employed by the same financial institution in Boston and Providence for nearly 60 years. He relished his work and close relationships with colleagues and clients.

Bob and Pam raised three children in Barrington where the family was active with St. John's Episcopal Church and Bob was a member of the vestry and led spirited fund drives.

Bob kept close ties with friends and relatives in his esteemed Attleboro, where he ran businesses and restored buildings downtown.

Serving as a director for Amica Mutual Insurance Company gave Bob great pleasure. He was president of Friends of the Barrington Senior Center, and a board member at St. Andrew's School.

He was a proud member of the Anawan Club, Providence Art Club, Rhode Island Country Club, and BJ's Wholesale Club.

Bob championed land trusts as protectors of the places he lived and loved: Attleboro, Barrington, and Westport, Mass.

He had a penchant for dancing, sending valentines and postcards, and leading Christmas carols at large gatherings. In retirement, Bob developed a passion for playing the piano and performing new songs for bemused friends and family online.

Besides Pam, he is survived by his three children and their spouses: Katherine Faulkner and Dan Codiga of Jamaica Plain, Mass., Tim and Erica Faulkner of Barrington, Andrew and Deborah Faulkner of Barrington and grandchildren Katherine, Hayden, Grace, Helen, Leo, Sam, and Margaret. All promise not to eat the rolls before dinner is served.

Due to safety concerns the burial and visiting hours will be private. We plan to hold a large celebration of life in Bob's memory once the health crisis is over.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. John's Episcopal Church, 191 County Rd, Barrington, RI 02806 or by visiting www.StJohnsBarrington.org

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Published in Sun Chronicle on Feb. 5, 2021.
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March 4, 2021
Dear Pam, I was truly sorry to read about Bob and just read it. My condolences and thoughts about You,Andrew,Kate,Tim and Family. As Always,Chuck
Chuck Griffith
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February 24, 2021
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February 16, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Faulkner as his assistant, for nine years at Kidder, Peabody & Company. My mom and I enjoyed his “secret admirer” Valentine postcards! I enjoyed dancing with Mr. Faulkner at the office Christmas parties. I so enjoyed his dry sense of humor! Mr. Faulkner was a true gentleman! Vito and I send our thoughts and prayers to Pam and family.

Maureen Prior Sciolto
Maureen Sciolto
Coworker
February 15, 2021
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February 15, 2021
I worked with Bob for many years and he was a wonderful person. He made the office atmosphere merrier with his cards, his singing and just everyday smiles and showed appreciation for the people he worked with. Sorry for you loss - Bob made an impact on others that will last a lifetime. Hold on to your memories.
Pat Piazza
Coworker
February 10, 2021
Dear Pam and family, So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. May you all keep each other close and take comfort from many wonderful memories.
Janet. Dubuc
Acquaintance
February 9, 2021
I'll always remember Bob for his willingness to lead all of us at UBS in a Happy Birthday or a any song using his kazoo to get us all going. He brings a smile to my face as I think of him. His love and pride in talking about his Pam and her acting and his grandson and his music ability. He & his distinctive hat will be missed.
Deborah Rhude Shuster
Coworker
February 8, 2021
Dear Pam, Maggie and family, I am so, so sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed chatting with Bob about our shows at 2nd Story. My heart goes out to all of you.
Joanne Fayan
February 8, 2021
Pam and family, my most deepest sympathy in the passing of Mr. Faulkner. I have wonderful memories of working with him during my 17 years in the brokerage industry. Maureen, his assistant, sent me the sad news. May Mr. Faulkner Rest In Peace.
Roxanne (Elmasian) Donoyan
Coworker
February 6, 2021
Pam and family...I am so sorry for your loss. I met Bob at the accounting firm where I worked before retiring. He was such a kind and gentle man. Every tax season he would show up with a box of croissants and a jar of raspberry jam:). I’m sure you all have such great stories and memories. Kathy Almonte
Kathy Almonte
Acquaintance
February 5, 2021
Bob and Pam ( you could not say one without the other) were/are extraordinary members of the class of 1956 and Dartmouth College-loyal to both -and always there when something needed to be done. He was our Class Treasurer for 15 years following our 50th reunion, a thankless job of trying to collect money and paying
the bills, always with a smile on his face. He never missed a class event regardless of whether it was home or away. And wherever you found Bob you found Pam at his side. We will miss him terribly.
Tom Rosenwald
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February 5, 2021
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February 4, 2021
Bob will forever hold a special place in our hearts. To know Bob was to know a true gentlemen- with his love of Pam and family always in the forefront. His genuine interest in others and his ability to make those around him feel comfortable and special was a true gift.
We were fortunate to know his kindness and humor and will dearly miss his Christmas caroling at Andrew and Deb's, hospitality in Westport and greetings at St John's Church.
And of course, we find comfort in knowing, he is walking in his beloved grand dog Mac amongst the angels in heaven.
Rest in peace Bob! You made us better!
Marianne Spears
February 4, 2021
Love and miss you grandpa.
You will be forever in our hearts.
Erica Faulkner
Family
February 4, 2021
My condolences to the family. Bob will be missed for sure and will live on through his children and grandchildren. Peace be with you all.
Jeff Larson
Friend
February 4, 2021
Pam and family,

So sorry for the loss of Bob.
Bob was a great friend, both in the office and in the neighborhood. May he rest in peace, and his memories bring comfort to all.

Peter and Virginia Goglia


Peter J. Goglia
Friend
February 4, 2021
I remember meeting Bob my first day after joining Kidder Peabody. Bob was sitting at his desk, piled high with papers and books, both arms flailing in action, with the phone on his shoulder speaking with a client--a veritable one-man band! He spotted me, put the phone aside for a moment, introduced himself and said if I needed anything just ask. That was my first impression of Bob, incredibly busy, but not to busy to help a new recruit. Bob was a good friend to all of us, his colleagues, for the 35 plus years I knew him. His sense of humor had a way of lightening things up in what can be a crazy and stressful business. To be sure, Bob will be greatly missed. My sincerest condolences to his family.
Steve Del Sesto
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February 4, 2021
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