STURBIDGE: Robert J. Antos, 71, of Pine St. Sturbridge, died December 21 after a brief illness.
He leaves a son: Shannon and his wife Eva Antos of Steamboat Springs, CO; his long-time friend and companion Patricia Pelloth of Woodstock, CT.; a brother Joseph Antos and his wife Jane of Dudley, three sisters Eleanor(Jean) Missiewicz of Webster, Nancy Skebos and her husband Thomas of Oxford and Janet Mayer and her husband Robert of Putnam, CT; and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was born on February 28, 1946 in Webster, MA to the (late) Joseph and Irene (Chenard) Antos.
He graduated from Bartlett High School and lived in the area all his life.
Bob retired from the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, and was was a member of the Quinebaug Lodge of Masons A.F. & A.M. He was the Chaplain of Doric Chapter of York Rites.
Bob enjoyed helping people, he was a wonderful cook and loved time spent outdoors: gardening, hiking and kayaking. He was also a fervent Civil War buff, and spent much of his free time participating and studying battle re-enactments.
A memorial service for Bob will be held on Tuesday, January 2nd at 6:00 P.M. in the Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy Street, Southbridge followed by a Masonic Service at 6:30 P.M.
The Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy Street, Southbridge, MA has been entrusted with arrangements. The funeral home will be open at 5:30 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Civil War Trust, 1140 Professional Court, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
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