Robert A. Riopel, 65, Bristol

Robert A. Riopel, 65, Bristol


RiopelRobert A. Riopel, 65, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Silver Creek Manor, Bristol.

Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late Arthur and Florida (Gamelin) Riopel.

He was the loving husband of Linda (Costa) Jackson of Bristol.

Bob was employed as a machinist for UVEC in Smithfield before retiring in 1999. He was an avid fly-fisherman and was skilled at making his own flies.

Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Robert A. Riopel Jr of Waterville, Maine; a step-son, Ryan Jackson of Bristol; siblings Vivien and her husband Frank Gomes of East Providence, Norman Riopel of Compton, Maine, Lorraine Viveiros of Fall River, Mass., and Richard Riopel of Florida; a grandson, Michael J Riopel II; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom he retained close relationships.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. – noon at Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, followed by a brief service at noon.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Save the Bay, 100 Save The Bay Dr, Cranston, RI 02905.