He was the husband of Phyllis (O’Neill) Cordeiro.
Born in Fall River, Mass., he was the son of the late Arthur and Mary (Paiva) Cordeiro. He was the brother of Arthur Cordeiro Jr; the uncle of Mark Cordeiro and Jennifer Baumgartner and the great-uncle of Cole Cordeiro, Deacon Cordeiro, Travis Cordeiro, Jacob Keller and Evan Baumgartner.
Robert was a graduate of Bristol High School and an Army veteran from the Vietnam era. He worked for Sunshine Oil for 40 years as a driver and later a dispatcher.
His funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at 9 a.m. from the George Lima Funeral Home, 367 High St. with a Mass of Christian Burial with military honors, at 10 at St. Mary’s Church, 330 Wood St. Burial will be private.
Calling hours will be Friday, Oct. 11 from 4 – 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to RI Veteran’s Home, 480 Metacom Ave., Bristol, RI 02809.