Robert E. Egerton Sr. – Cumberland

Robert E. Egerton Sr. – Cumberland

Robert E. Egerton Sr., 91, formerly of Ferncrest Drive, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. He was the beloved husband of the late Caroline (Duckworth) Egerton.

Born in Cumberland, a son of the late Albert and Charlotte (Tucker) Egerton, he had lived most of his life in Cumberland, and had also lived five years in Litchfield, Maine.

Mr. Egerton worked as the Plant Engineer at Narragansett Coated Paper, Pawtucket, for 56 years, retiring in 2008. He was also the former owner of Pemetiq Farm in Litchfield, Maine. He was a member of the Maine Farm Bureau and Litchfield Farmers Club; was a former member of Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, Cumberland, where he was a member of the Men’s Club; was a member of Four Corners Community Chapel, Cumberland; and was a past president of the Cumberland Grange. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. An avid camper, he spent over 30 years camping at the Bourne Bridge Campground. He was affectionately known as “Bicycle Bob,” for his enthusiasm for cycling in his later years.

He is survived by two daughters, Sarah Mittleman, and her husband, Steven, of Framingham, Mass., and Amy Dark, and her husband, Irving, of Lincoln; three sons, Robert E. Egerton Jr., and his wife, Angela, of Edgartown, Mass., John Egerton, and his wife, Karen, of North Smithfield, and William Egerton and his partner, David Thorpe, of Houston, Texas; one sister, Janice Martel, of Cumberland; one brother, Richard “Skip” Egerton, of Wakefield; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Dwight L. Egerton; grandfather of the late Patrick Egerton; and brother of the late Albert Egerton, William Egerton and Phyllis Schofield.

His funeral was held Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. Burial will follow in Moshassuck Cemetery, Central Falls.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to Four Corners Community Chapel, P.O. Box 7128, Cumberland, R.I. 02864, would be appreciated. For guest book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com .