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Robert B. Tourville

January 29, 1930 ~ July 20, 2018 (age 88)

Robert B. Tourville, 88, of East Hampton, husband of Jeanette Knotek, died Friday July 20th at Middlesex Hospital after a brief illness. Born January 29, 1930 in Easthampton, MA, he was the son of the late Philip J. and Florence E. (Lapan) Tourville. Bob was predeceased by his wife Florence V. Tourville in 1973 and by his wife Gloria B. Tourville in 2007. Bob attended Easthampton MA elementary schools and was a graduate of Northampton MA Vocational High School and attended Memphis State University. During his career he was employed by Hayden Machine and Tool Works of Springfield, MA, US Government Springfield Armory in Springfield, MA, Easthampton Rubber Thread of Easthampton, MA, Western Mass Electric Co. of Springfield, MA, and he ended his career with Conn Yankee Atomic Power Co. of Haddam Neck, CT in 1990.  Bob proudly served in the Massachusetts Air National Guard for 7 years. Bob was a Life Member of Lions Clubs International and served as the Past District Governor from 1986-1987, he was a 4th Degree Knight in the Bell Town Council 6190 Knights of Columbus, and was a CRIS Radio Board Member Emeritus. Besides his wife Jeanette he is survived by his daughter Susan McDermott of NV, step son and wife Richard and Jane Knotek, step son and wife Russell and Cheryl Morris, step daughter and husband Theresa and Rodney Schlosser, step daughter and husband Robin and John Bova, step daughter in-law Norma Joniec, eight grandchildren and many great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his grandson John McDermott III, brother and sister-in-law Leonard and Eleanor Tourville, sisters Agnes Shannon, Cecelia Meggison, and step daughter Frances Joniec and step son Joseph Joniec. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton CT on Wednesday July 25th from 6:00PM until 8:00PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday July 26th at 11:00AM in St. Patrick Church in East Hampton. Burial will follow in Lake View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lion’s low Vision Center of Eastern CT P.O. Box 43 Colchester, CT 06415. To leave online condolences please visit

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