Robert W. Lorette Sr.
MONT VERNON – Robert W. Lorette Sr., 96, resident of Mont Vernon, NH, died on July 12, 2019 at his home.
He was born in Lynn, MA on February 1, 1923, a son of James E. Lorette and Marion A. (Clark) Lorette. He was raised in Greenfield, NH and educated in Peterborough, NH.
He made his home in Mont Vernon for the past several years having formerly lived in Nashua, NH for five years, and Wilton, NH for many years. He also enjoyed spending winters in Zephyrhills, FL.
Mr. Lorette had been employed as a foreman for Abbot Machine Company, Wilton, NH for 32 years and later worked as an independent salesman for Texas Refinery Corporation for over 30 years.
He was a United States Marine Corps veteran having served during World War II as a tail gunner and was honorably discharged in 1945 with the rank of Tech Sergeant.
Mr. Lorette was a member of Harley Sanford Post #4368 VFW, Milford, Bent Burke Post #10 American Legion, Wilton, Milford Council Knights of Columbus #3035 and a member of the Hilltop Golf Course, Peterborough. He was an avid golfer.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen M. (Fairfield) Lorette; his son, Robert Lorette Jr.; a daughter, Helen Tardif Gorham; two grandchildren; four brothers, James, Gene, Frederick, and Ralph Lorette; and a sister, Eleanor Batchelder.
Family members include his wife, Evelyn (Kesti) Trow-Lorette of Mont Vernon, NH, four daughters, Gayle (Edward) Freitag of NC, Becky (Linder) Lorette, Bette Lorette and Marilyn Vander-Heyden of NH and the extended family of his second wife; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Lorette of AZ; four sisters, Eva Cheever and Dorothy Brown, both of NH, Joan Blanchard of FL and Phyllis O’Donnell of TX; along with many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 18th from 5-7pm in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 19th at 10:00 am in Saint Patrick Church, 34 Amherst Street, Milford, NH. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wilton, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.