North Port, Florida – Robert E. Giguere, 90, of North Port, Florida and formerly of Woonsocket passed away peacefully Thursday, December 3, 2020 at home in North Port, Florida with his children by his side. He was the husband of the late Gisele (Cloutier) Giguere.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Noel and Flossie (Scarlett) Giguere, he had lived in Woonsocket for most of his life before moving to North Port, Florida 28 years ago.
He and his wife of over 60 years enjoyed traveling and spending time with their children.
Mr. Giguere was a dry cleaner for Floss Cleaners (a family-owned business) in Woonsocket for 15 years and, later, he was a sales representative for laundry and dry cleaning distributors, eventually becoming Vice-President of Sales for Yankee Equipment Systems in Durham, New Hampshire. Upon his retirement in 1992, he and his wife moved to Florida.
He was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1949-1953. He was commemorated for his military service at a military pinning ceremony at his home on November 30th of this year.
He is survived by his children, David Giguere of Branford, CT, Diane Auger of Manville, and Donna Lavallee and her husband David of North Smithfield; one sister, Constance McWilliams and her husband Thomas of Englewood, FL; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. He was the father-in-law of the late Marc Auger.
Due to COVID-19, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date, and his cremated elements will be scattered in Alaska per his wishes. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Giguere’s memory to Tidewell Hospice, 210 Wexford Boulevard, Venice, FL 34293 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated. For Guest Book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com. Local arrangements entrusted with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.
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