Robert A. Turcotte – Cumberland

Robert A. Turcotte – Cumberland

Robert A. Turcotte, 78 passed away on Monday, Feb. 19, in Cumberland, R.I. He was the loving husband of Linda (Chisholm) Turcotte.

Born in Woonsocket, R.I., he was the son of the former Woonsocket Police Chief the late Edgar C. Turcotte Sr. and Violette (Renaud) Turcotte. He resided in Cumberland for the past 12 years. Previously residing in Woonsocket for 66 years.

Mr. Turcotte was a former lector and president of St. Joseph Parish Council, Woonsocket. He was umpire-In-chief of the East Woonsocket Little League. Former member and past president of the board of directors of the former ROAD Counseling, Woonsocket. A former member, past president and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Woonsocket Rotary Club.

He was the former Woonsocket Public Safety Director from 1984 to 1989.

He was an avid fan of the New England Sports Teams and NASCAR.

He was a 1956 graduate of Woonsocket High School and a 1961 graduate of Providence College where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree.

Mr. Turcotte was a probation and parole officer for the State of Rhode Island for more than 30 years. Previously worked for the State of Rhode Island as a counselor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Besides his wife he is survived by his three daughters; Anne-Marie Speroni and her husband, Jim, of Cumberland; Paula (Chub) Turcotte of Woonsocket; and Laura Gelnett and her wife, Kristi, of Warren.; one daughter-in-law Sharon Turcotte of Holliston, Mass; two sisters, Jeannine Savignac of Johnston and Colette Pincince of Cumberland, one brother, Leo Turcotte, of Norton, Mass; four grandchildren, Marissa Brodeur, Christina Speroni, Max Turcotte and Abby Turcotte; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Robert M. Turcotte and the brother of the late Edgar C. Turcotte Jr.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to Robert's Life Celebration beginning with calling hours on Friday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 8 p.m.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 AM in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., in St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Road, Woonsocket. Burial will follow in the Inman Family Cemetery, Nasonville, R.I.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.