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Robert J. Mott

October 17, 1930 ~ November 29, 2021 (age 91)

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Obituary

Robert James Mott, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 29, 2021 after a devastatingly rapid illness. He was born in Willimantic on October 17, 1930 to Ida Knapp Mott and Frank William Mott. He was predeceased by his beloved son-in-law, Dennis Sauer (July 2021), his sister Dorothy Ereshena, his brother Myron Mott and his sister-in-law Mary Hall.

He graduated from Windham High School. He met his wife Gladys Elaine Hall of Hebron at a dance in Willimantic shortly thereafter and fell in love. He served proudly in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict from November 16, 1951 to October 18, 1955. He married Gladys while stationed in Texas. After honorable discharge from the Air Force he, his wife Gladys and their children returned to Hebron Connecticut, where he lived his entire life in the home that he and his family built.

He worked as an engineer for Pratt and Whitney his entire career until his retirement. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and for many years donned his leather flight suit and drove his motorcycle daily to Pratt and Whitney, irrespective of weather. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife Gladys in their camper. Their favorite location was East Beach in Rhode Island, where they were often joined by their family for days on the beach and nights near the campfire.

He leaves his soulmate and wife of 70 years, Gladys Hall Mott. Robert was a self-taught and talented dancer and admirers would stop and watch whenever he and Gladys took the dance floor. He loved Gladys completely and unconditionally and even at the end of his life, they lovingly held hands and stared into each other’s eyes as if they were teenagers again.

He also leaves to mourn his daughter April Ellen Mott, MD of Collinsville, her son Brandon Alton Scott, his wife Kristen and son Leo; his daughter Sherry Sauer of Tolland; his daughter Michele Ryan of East Windsor and her two children Joshua and Shelby Ryan; and his son Marshall Mott, his wife Lori and their two children Abby and Hailey of Bethel. He also leaves his sisters-in-law Joyce Jetter of Mansfield, Delores Erickson of New Jersey, and Marjorie and husband Dave Johnson of Marlborough.

The family would like to thank the skilled and compassionate physicians and nurses at Hartford Hospital who cared for him at the end of his life.  There will be no calling hours. Burial will be at the New Hebron Cemetery on Wall Street in Hebron, CT at 2 PM on Saturday, December 11, 2021. In lieu of flowers and considering Robert’s and Gladys’ lifelong love and protection of all things living, please send donations to the Connecticut Humane Society at 701 Russell Rd, Newington, CT 06111 or the Connecticut Humane Society at 311 Murdock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450. For online condolences, please visit www.potterfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Graveside Service
Saturday
December 11, 2021

2:00 PM
New Hebron Cemetery
Wall St
Hebron, CT 06248

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