Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Herbert and Gladys (Comstock) Pettey. Mr. Pettey was the co-owner of Primetax Plus of Westport. Bob was a Cranky Yankee.
Including his wife, survivors include a son, Andrew J. Pettey of Fall River; a daughter, Kimberly Brum of Fall River; two stepsons, Bradford A. Boudakian of Westport and David P. Strong of Jackson, NJ; a stepdaughter, Betsy A. Couto of Westport; two sisters, Viola P. Gay of Westport and Mary L. Denwood of North Dartmouth; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews, and his dear friend Bill Watson.
He was the stepfather of the late Ellen Baasch.
His memorial service, to which relatives and friends are invited, will be Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Westport Point United Methodist Church, Westport, at 11 a.m.
Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Westport Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 3470, Westport, MA 02790.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.
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