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Robert Lee "Bobby" Martin

October 1, 1946 October 27, 2018
Robert Lee "Bobby" Martin
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Obituary for Robert Lee "Bobby" Martin

Sheldon – Robert Lee “Bobby” Martin a lifelong area resident passed away suddenly, Saturday October 27, 2018, at his home with his family at his side.

Born in St. Albans on October 1, 1946, he was the son of the late Robert A. Martin and Jeannette (Paquette) Violette. Bobby was 72 years old.

On February 15, 1964, in Sheldon, he married Nancy Tipper, who survives him.

Bobby had a long career with the Sheldon Paper Mill/Westrock for 41 years as a shift mechanic, he retired from there on December 31, 2011. He was a Charter Member of the Sheldon Volunteer Fire Department and very active with the Sheldon Food Shelf. He was a member of Local 340, United Steel Workers Union, Green Mountain Post # 1, Sons of the American Legion and St. Albans Moose Lodge # 1090.

He was very proud of his “56 Chevy” and his beloved companion Bardee. But most of all he loved being with his family, especially his grandchildren. He never missed any of their events.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Nancy, of Sheldon; their children, Dawn Jacobs, her husband, Steven, of Bakersfield, Robert Martin, his wife, Barbara, of Berkshire and Sharon Bombardier, her husband, Paul, of Sheldon, as well as his grandchildren, Daniel Jacobs, his wife, Stephanie, Aaron Jacobs, his wife, Ashley, Ryan Jacobs, his wife, Samara. Eric Martin, Brittany Martin, Cody Bombardier, Cassie Bombardier and great grandchildren, Hailey, Liam, Lily, Oliver and Declan Jacobs, Arianna Martin, Keagan and Ryder Delisle.

Bobby is also survived by his sister, Linda LaChapelle, her husband, Frederick, of Bolton, Connecticut; his mother-in-law, Leona Tipper of Sheldon; sister-in-law, Phyllis Archambault, her husband, Richard, of Sheldon and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by his brother, Gary Martin, his father-in-law, Lawrence Tipper and his step-father, Robert Violette.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 1:00 PM, at the Sheldon United Methodist Church, 52 Church Street, Sheldon with Pastor Kerry Cameron officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bobby’s name may be made to the Sheldon United Methodist Church, c/o Deborah Peloubet, 137 Pleasant Street, Sheldon, Vermont 05483.

To send the Martin family a condolence message or share a memory, kindly go to Bobby’s on-line guest book at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

3

Nov

2:00 PM 11/3/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 11/3/2018 4:00:00 PM
Heald Funeral Home

87 S. Main Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Heald Funeral Home
87 S. Main Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

Visitation

Saturday

3

Nov

7:00 PM 11/3/2018 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 11/3/2018 9:00:00 PM
Heald Funeral Home

87 S. Main Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Heald Funeral Home
87 S. Main Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

A Funeral Service

Sunday

4

Nov

1:00 PM 11/4/2018 1:00:00 PM
Sheldon United Methodist Church

52 Church Street
Sheldon, VT 05483

Sheldon United Methodist Church
52 Church Street Sheldon 05483 VT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sheldon Village Cemetery Final Resting Place

Sheldon Woods Road
Sheldon, VT 05483

Sheldon Woods Road Sheldon 05483 VT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Sheldon United Methodist Church

c/o Deborah Peloubet
137 Pleasant Street
Sheldon, VT 05483
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