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Robert F. Rimkoski

December 8, 1942 ~ May 7, 2021 (age 78)

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"Loving father, grandfather, and brother"
Naugatuck - Robert F. Rimkoski (Bob), 78, of Naugatuck, beloved husband of the late Barbara (Schwartz) Rimkoski, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Waterbury Hospital on Friday, May 7th, 2021.
 
Robert was born in Waterbury December 8th, 1942, son of the late Felix and Genevieve (Jankowski) Rimkoski. He graduated from Naugatuck High School, class of 1961. Robert was a veteran of the United States Army and the National Guard. He retired from North East Utilities where he had worked as a lineman for over 34 years. He was a lifelong resident of Naugatuck and attended St. Hedwig Church.
 
Robert was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his relatives and friends.
He enjoyed traveling with his wife and looking for bargains at tag sales.
Robert had a great love of the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman, and thoroughly enjoyed sailing, boating, and the beach. He was a die-hard fan of the New York Yankees and UConn Women’s Basketball. He made a room brighter when he entered, even in later years, you knew he was there. Robert will be missed, cherished, and always remembered.
 
Robert is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Sherry Rimkoski, David and Patricia Rimkoski and daughter and son-in-law Christine and Darren Byrne; sister Dolores Marchlewski; grandchildren Rachel (Chris) Bailey, Jonathan Byrne, Genevieve Rimkoski, and Jacob Byrne; as well as several aunts, cousins, and nieces.
 
The Rimkoski and Byrne families would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Waterbury Hospital for their compassionate and loving care.
 
Arrangements: Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at The Naugatuck Valley Memorial Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck. Calling Hours will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Everyone attending will be required to wear face masks and social distancing guidelines will be followed. To send an online condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com
 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 15, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Naugatuck Valley Memorial Funeral Home
240 North Main St.
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 15, 2021

11:00 AM
Naugatuck Valley Memorial Funeral Home
240 North Main St.
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Burial to follow
Saturday
May 15, 2021

St. James Cemetery
Cross Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

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