Robert Minnie Obituary

Robert James Minnie
Robert James Minnie

November 23, 1939 - June 27, 2008
Born in Barre, Vermont
Resided in Valrico, FL


New London - Robert James Minnie, Sr., 68, of Valrico, Fla., formerly of New London, died Friday, June 27, 2008 in Valrico.
He was born in Barre, Vt., November 23, 1939, he was the son of James and Irene Chartier Minnie. He was the husband of Nancy Minnie of Fall River, Mass. Mr. Minnie was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Navy aboard the USS Enterprise. He was a past commander of the John Coleman Prince Post #9 American Legion in New London. He enjoyed golf and bowling, and had been a member of the Electric Boat Athletic Club. He was retired from the Electric Boat Company, in Groton, where he had been a supervisor. While in Florida, he had been working for Home Depot.

In addition to his wife; he is survived by three sons, Robert J. Minnie, Jr. of Vermont, Steven Minnie of Texas, and Kevin Minnie of Maine; a daughter Vickie Minnie of Connecticut; three sisters, Clair Hall of Quaker Hill, Jean Ballman of Plainfield, and Norma Kline of Viera, Fla.; also surviving him, grandchildren and a great-grandchild; and by a step-son, Michael Decilorami of Waterford, and a step-daughter, Kelly Decilorami of Virginia.

The funeral will assemble at 915 a.m., Saturday, at the Thomas L. Neilan and sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery with military honors. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday evening.

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Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Friday, July 4, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Mary Star of the Sea Church
10 Huntington Street
New London, CT US 06320
Saturday, July 5, 2008
10:00 AM
St. Mary Cemetery
600 Jefferson Avenue
New London, CT US 06320
Saturday, July 5, 2008

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