Robert G. Burch II of Swansea

Posted 12/3/20

Robert G. Burch II, of Swansea, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Nov. 29 2020. He was the husband of Nancy D. (Greaves) Burch.

He was born in Fall River, Mass., …

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Robert G. Burch II of Swansea

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Robert G. Burch II, of Swansea, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Nov. 29 2020. He was the husband of Nancy D. (Greaves) Burch.

He was born in Fall River, Mass., the son of Ann (Sullivan) Burch and the late Robert G. Burch.

He is survived by his son, Robert G. Burch III and fiancé Brooke Antone; daughter, Ashley Lariviere and her husband Greg; his youngest son, Ian T. Burch; sister, Robin Burch; and brother, Kevin Burch.   

He was blessed with three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He also had a niece and nephew.

Bob grew up in Bristol, R.I. and graduated in 1976 from Bristol High School. After graduating high school, he went into the United States Marine Corps. Later he pursued a career in commercial and residential construction. For the last eight years he was employed by North Atlantic Corp. in Somerset, Mass.

Bob was an avid reader, loved sports, working in his yard, and spending time with family and friends. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, at 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church, 189 Essex St., Fall River, Mass. Following Mass there will be a Celebration of Life at the Grid Iron in Swansea, Mass., which will only be open for this event.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Arrangements are by SMITH FUNERAL and MEMORIAL SERVICES, Warren, R.I. www.wjsmithfh.com

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