ELLINGTON — Robert J. Plourde, 61, of Ellington, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in East Windsor.
Robert was born Nov. 22, 1955 in Spokane, Wash. He grew up in Naugatuck and spent the last 23 years as a resident of Ellington. He served in the United States Air Force as a sergeant specializing in electronic mechanics. Throughout the course of his life he worked at many technology companies as a sales executive, and most recently was involved with an aerial video and photography agency.
Bob, the son of the late Norman (Bob) Plourde and Anita Plourde, is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Jacqueline O’Brien Plourde; his children, Robert Plourde Jr., Nicole Barry, Mitchell Plourde, Spencer Plourde; his beloved grandchildren, Bobby Plourde III, Benjamin Barry, Brielle Plourde, Makena Barry; his siblings, Joe and wife, Lori, Steven, Gary, Bill and wife, Nancy, Plourde, Anita McCowan and husband, James. He was predeceased by his brother, Patrick. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and a wonderful network of friends and neighbors.
Bob was a loving father and husband who touched the lives of all those who knew him. Some of his most precious times were spent making homemade pizzas out of his wood fired oven, and playing guitar around the campfire with his family and friends. He followed his desire to become a pilot, and mentored others who shared his love of flying. Most importantly, he will be remembered by all as kind, loving and wonderful man.
The funeral was held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Ellington Congregational Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Robert may be made to the EAA Skylark Chapter 1310, 54 Wells Road, Broad Brook, CT 06016.