Robert D. Ross Sr., 86, of Bristol, former Terryville resident, husband of Eleanor (Lazaroski) Ross died Tuesday at the Bristol Hospital.
Bob was born May 5, 1924 in Terryville. He was raised and lived in Terryville most of his life and was the grandson of the late Justine Buyanoski. Bob was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, 2nd Marine Division, serving in the South Pacific on the islands of Okinawa, Tinian, Tarawa and Saipan (Semper Fi, Dad!). He was a communicant of St. Casimir Church, Terryville.
Besides his wife he leaves, his daughter, Dale Betterini, with whom he and his wife made their home in Bristol; his son Robert D. Ross Jr. and his wife Laurie of Terryville; his granddaughter, Danielle Dellavecchia and her husband Dean of Terryville; his great grandchildren Ryan and Abigail Dellavecchia of Terryville; his sister, Roberta "Gloria" Semplice of Bristol, and his nephews, Greg Semplice of Bristol and Chris Semplice of Southington. He was predeceased by his son-in-law Ronald Betterini and brother-in-law Jack Semplice.
Funeral services will be held Friday 9:30AM from the Scott Funeral Home 169 Main St., Terryville to St. Casimir Church, Terryville for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00. Burial with military honors will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Terryville. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service from 8:30AM " 9:30AM.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses on the F Floor of the Bristol Hospital.
In lieu of flowers , contributions may be made to the Eagle Scout Project for St. Mary's Cemetery, Terryville or to St. Casimir Church, 21 Maple St., Terryville, CT 06786.