Robert A. Guertin

Robert A. Guertin, Sr. 86, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020.

He was the husband of the late Marion I. (Downs) Guertin and the late Joan Smith.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Ralph and Lauratine (Rouette) Guertin.

Mr. Guertin was the owner and operator of Rehoboth Auto Body before retiring. He was a life-long devout Catholic and communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for many decades. He was “Dad” to so many. On weekends he could often be found, dancing, listening to country music, taking pictures at antique car shows, bowling and most of all sharing these passions and spending precious time with his family.

He leaves his fiancée, Dolores Hayward, his children, Diane G. Kinnally and her husband Thomas of Ashburn, VA, Lori A. Alburn and her husband Marc of Rehoboth, Robert A. Guertin, Jr. and his wife Rachel of Seekonk, David A. Guertin and his wife Alison of Rehoboth, Rodney J. Guertin and his wife Brenda of Swansea, Kevin M. Ralph of Newport and David J. Ralph of Maine, 10 grandchildren, Kyle and Hayley Kinnally, Marc Alburn II, and his wife Amelia, Mathew Alburn and his wife Emily, and Megan Alburn, Lindsay, Marisa, Lexie and Trevor Guertin and Brandon Ralph, one great granddaughter, Ellie Alburn, two sisters, Theresa Rose and Jean Litke, five step children and many nieces and nephews.

His funeral and visitation will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 10:00AM – 11:00AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton, Avenue, Seekonk with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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Christine Jaworski from Riverside wrote on December 30, 2020 at 3:19 pm
I was a step-niece of your father. My family and I loved Uncle Bob. He was a very kind man who we enjoyed getting to know after he married my Aunt Joan. My sincerest condolences.
Carol J Luther from Warwick wrote on December 13, 2020 at 7:28 pm
To Bob's family, So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I'll always remember his great smile and his love of dancing. My Mom was first cousin to Marion, and they were at all of our weddings. God Bless You during this difficult time. Cousin Carol Sisco-Luther
Beatrice Lima from Rehoboth wrote on December 2, 2020 at 10:58 pm
I knew Bob for many years as a parishoner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. I would see him every Sunday after mass surrounded by his family. My husband was his accountant for many years. I was saddened to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences to all his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat Oliver from Cumberland wrote on November 19, 2020 at 3:52 pm
So glad I got to share some time with you and Dolores in the happiest place on earth—- Disney World. Now may you have the happiest place in heaven!!
Paul Raposa from Riverside RI wrote on November 19, 2020 at 9:14 am
so glad to have shared time with you and call you a friend RIP Bob
David Love wrote on November 19, 2020 at 8:06 am
To a great friend and work partner who will be sadly missed.My condolences to his family.Till we meet again Rest In Peace Bob
Lisa Greene from Deltona wrote on November 18, 2020 at 7:12 pm
I am so sorry for your loss - you will always have an angel looking over you as he was also an angel on earth.🙏🏻
Edward Gobin and Renee Roderick from 02861 wrote on November 18, 2020 at 4:52 pm
Always sad to loose someone, so sorry to all the family for your lost. He always had a smile and a friendly hello and will be missed by all
Bess from Seekonk wrote on November 18, 2020 at 12:38 pm
To all of the family so sorry for the loss of loving Dad and all around great guy may all the memories of wonderful love he had for all help you at this time. Love the Barboza part of the family
Cindy Joseph from Barrington wrote on November 17, 2020 at 7:18 pm
I met Bob when he married my Aunt Joan, and got to know him because I was at their house every week. He was such a kind, giving, caring man with a zest for life. He treated my daughter like another grandchild, and it was always such a pleasure to spend time with him. He will be greatly missed. I hope that all the happy, loving memories will help you through this very difficult time. You have my sincerest condolences.
Karin (Caouette) Shumaker from Rehoboth MA wrote on November 17, 2020 at 2:02 pm
David, Bobby, Rodney, Lori and Diane. So sorry for your loss. Have not seen you all in so many years. Time goes by, but I have not forgotten any of you. My prayers and heart felt thoughts go out to you. God bless you and comfort you in your sorrow. Love to all, Karin
Frank and Jan Brosnan from Greene, Rhode Island wrote on November 17, 2020 at 1:49 pm
So many nice memories of sharing happy times with Bob and family. He was funny, a devoted father and grandfather, and a man of strong faith. He was loved by all who knew him and will be sadly missed.