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Robert Vernon Rafuse

October 13, 1942 - September 09, 2021

Robert Vernon Rafuse

October 13, 1942 - September 09, 2021

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Obituary For Robert Vernon Rafuse

RAFUSE, Robert Vernon of North Attleborough, passed away on September 9th. Beloved husband to Eleanor (Robbio) Rafuse for 35 years. Loving father to Michael Rafuse and his wife Sharon of Mashpee and Brian Rafuse and his wife Crystal of Pawtucket, RI. Grandfather to three beautiful children, Danny, Catherine and Toby. Son of the late Vernon and Frances (Taylor) Rafuse. Brother to Phyllis Donlan, Brenda Zonfrillo and the late Maxine Weldon, Shirley Grant, Gloria Dramis, Helen Puoplo, Betty-Lou Pelliter and Sally Russell. Bob is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Bob was greatly involved in coaching youth sports in the 70's and 80's, coaching both baseball and football in Plainville. He was especially proud of his 1974 Plainville Packer football team that won the Rhode Island state title. He also took pride in his many players that continued to play in college. Relatives and friends are invited to visit in the Bigelow Chapel of Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mt. Auburn St. Cambridge on Tuesday September 14th from 10am to 12pm. A funeral service will begin at 12pm and interment to follow. In lieu of flowers or donations just be like Bob. Bob was a happy, selfless, fun loving person who would brighten a room just by walking into it. Please visit devitofuneralhomes.com to leave an online condolence.

Services

14

Sep

Visitation

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bigelow Chapel at Mt. Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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14

Sep

Funeral Service

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Bigelow Chapel at Mt. Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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14

Sep

Burial

01:00 PM

Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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  • We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. He was such a kind and sweet man who was always smiling! Thinking of you at this very difficult time, knowing how deeply you loved and cared for Bob. With Love, Jenn, Tony, Anna and Lily❤️

  • So sorry to hear about Bob's passing. He was such a happy and kind man. Thinking of you El at this very difficult time. Love, Jenn, Tony, Anna and Lily

  • Dear Eleanor, So sorry for your loss. Angelo and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Lillian

  • Dear El, broke my heart to see Bob's (always) big smile in the paper this morning. The two of you brought a sense of fun and joy to many at Attleboro Health Care through some otherwise joyless days. May you and yours find comfort and peace in loving memories. Love, Sandi and Bene.

  • Brian,Crystal,Toby and family, We are sorry to hear about the passing of your father/grandfather . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Patty, Wayne & family

  • Dear Eleanor, I only met Bob once at the Taylor's gun club. Remember the costumes? What I do remember so clearly was the love you shared!I loved working with you! I will hold you in my prayers forever. With love and with hope that you are supported by friends and family. Arlene

  • To El and family, we'll never forget the time we spent at AHC, sharing sad and happy times with Dave and Bob (and his noodles 😉). Bob was a great, fun guy! Love to all, Sue, Lisa and Kacy ❤

  • Hi I was Bobs caregiver my name is Linda Young in the three years I knew Bob he was a sweet, kind ,gentle man. He enjoyed having his sweet wife El by his side such love they shared. I will miss his smile and how he spoke with his eyes. God bless you my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.May all your memories comfort you ❤️Sincerely your friend Linda

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