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Robert M. Lewis

August 21, 1952 ~ May 10, 2022 (age 69)

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Robert M. Lewis, 69, of Willimantic, CT passed away on May 10, 2022. He was born August 21, 1952, in Willimantic, CT. He was the son of the late Col. Eugene “Jake” H. Lewis and Mary (Obsharsky) Lewis. Robert was stationed in Germany, serving in the US Army during the Vietnam era. He graduated from Windham High School class of 1970 and later took up studies at Thames Valley 4-H. Bobby spent much of his career working for Willimantic water works, Brand-Rex, and UConn. His greatest joy was to be in his garden playing in the soil. He became a Master Gardener and had given talks on composting. Bobby was extremely passionate when it came to earth sciences and chemistry. He also gave his time to helping many others when there was the need. He is survived by his brothers Eugene and Gregory Lewis. He is also survived by his children Justin Lewis, Mary Walke, Catherine Lewis, and Robert Lewis. Bobby leaves behind three beloved grandchildren Wesley Walke, Chase Lewis, and Oliver Lewis. He also leaves behind his loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Douglas, Carlton, and David Lewis predeceased Robert. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St. Willimantic. There will be a memorial service held in the new Willimantic cemetery on Monday, May 23, 2022, beginning at 1:00 pm. Bobby will be interred with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Windham Region No Freeze Project Mail donations to: P.O. Box 46 Willimantic, CT 06226. For an online memorial guestbook, please visit

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Calling Hours
May 21, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Graveside Service
May 23, 2022

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
New Willimantic Cemetery
Intersection of Rte. 6 and Rte. 32
Willimantic, CT 06226

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