Robert Gendreau

  • Born: March 4, 1948
  • Died: December 11, 2020
  • Location: Easton, formerly of Jacksonville, FL and Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family


"He Enjoyed Living Life"!

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Bob by adding your memories and photos.

B. Robert Gendreau, Jr of Easton MA formerly of Jacksonville, FL passed away peacefully on Friday, December 11, 2020 with his loving family by his side. Throughout the past few years Bob spent a great deal of time in Easton, MA with his nephew Chris before recently making it his permanent home. It was clear that moving back "home" was where Bob was happiest. He spent most of his time with his family, whether it be a weekend away with his brothers Chris and Al, morning coffees with his brothers and nephew, or a "road trip" with his best buddy (his nephew, Chris Jr.). During the last few years of his life he was so happy and cherished the times he spent surrounded by his family.

Mr. Gendreau was a graduate of Stoughton High School, class of 1967 and received his BBA, Bachelor of Business Administration, degree from the University of Texas, Arlington in 1975. After Graduation he worked for the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) for 7 years where he served as New England District Mgr. for his final 2 years. He switched careers and worked in the Commercial Furniture Industry in Boston, MA & Jacksonville, FL for the past 35 years. In 1995 & 1996 Bob served as the President of the New England, I.B.D. Industry Council.
Although he had many interests, namely: Kayaking, Dancing, Wine & Food, Cooking, Music especially Jazz & Blues! Bob felt that one of life's great pleasures was the privilege to travel to many parts of the world. He got to experience a myriad of adventures with people of diverse cultures, learn their varied histories and enjoy the local traditions, foods & wine.

Ah yes, the wine! He was a wine aficionado you know?... and proud of it! He visited wineries all over Europe & America! He favored wines from France & California! Over the years he made many trips to various, wine producing areas in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and Temecula. There was always a great winery, interesting story and excellent restaurant experience waiting to happen! He loved to pair great food, with an exceptional bottle of wine and share them with a group of fun friends, "priceless"!

Robert is predeceased by his parents Bertrand Gendreau and Barbara (Kutz) Gendreau. He is also survived by his 3 brothers: Christopher Gendreau of Bridgewater, MA; Albert Gendreau of Easton, MA; Edmond Gendreau, Easton, MA. Bob was also survived by his Nephews and Nieces: Christopher Gendreau, Kelly Passino, Kea Rene Gendreau, Taylor Gendreau, Robert Gendreau, Stephanie Gendreau, Victoria Gendreau, & Kasey Gendreau as well as several grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

Services private. Donations in Bob's name may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Clinic, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, 02115


Condolence & Memory Journal

Wow! I've been looking for Robert since the Holidays. We we're friends while he lived here in Jacksonville. I knew something had to be wrong because he always kept in touch with me. I recently became increasingly concerned and then I came across this on Google. I am shocked and saddened that my friend is gone. He was a great man. He will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to the family. I'm so sorry he is gone. :(

Posted by Christine Ryals - Jacksonville, FL - Friend   January 26, 2021

i am so so sorry we left to soon we had a very nice time to geather you did not tell me yo was sick the last we talk november you was coming to jacksonville for 3 days my heart is hurting may you be by the right side of god

Posted by odessa wheaton - Jacksonville, FL - friend   January 11, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Bob's loving family.
I am totally crushed that my dear friend had left this world. I've known Bob for about 13 years. We met in a Salsa dance class in Boston and we became dance partners, then we became good friends. We had dinners and we celebrated each other's birthdays until he moved to Florida with his girlfriend.
We met up once after he moved back from Florida. We texted occasionally. We last greeted each other for Thanksgiving.
Thank you for your friendship. I shall miss you dearly.
Rest in Peace my dear friend!!

Posted by Michelle Ang - QUINCY, MA - Friend   January 02, 2021

I am so sad to hear of Bob's passing. He was quite the gentleman and full of the devil at the same time. Sending my condolences to his family.

Posted by Lisa Haines - Phillips, ME - Friend   December 19, 2020

Candle

"Rest in peace Bob... so sad to hear of your passing. Your in my thoughts and prayers family"...

Posted by marcia sprigstead - sharon, MA - Acquaintance   December 19, 2020

Deepest sympathy to Bob's family and friends. We were classmates and he was kind and a gentleman. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Ruth Kilduff - Rockport, MA - Friend   December 19, 2020

Rest in Peace, Bob. You are a great man. Thanks for being a friend. Praying for you buddy

Posted by Bob Ledin - Port St. Lucie, FL - Friend   December 16, 2020

I am so bummed over this. Bob and I not only played High School basketball together, but for years after would play the occasional pickup game at the Jones School courts because they had lights to play in the evening. In point of fact, I was his best man for his first wedding. We reconnected a couple of times over the last few years, both at the reunion and out here in California when he was out visiting on business. He will be sorely missed!

Posted by Norm Swanberg - Poway, CA - Friend   December 15, 2020

Very sorry to hear this news. I was a classmate and enjoyed catching up with Bob at the reunions. He will be missed

Posted by Jane ONeill - Middleborough, MA - Classmate   December 15, 2020

I was a classmate at Stoughton High, a quiet ,shy, non-athlete. Bob was popular, but always went out of his way to be friendly and kind to people like me. I hope he knew how much I appreciated him. RIP

Posted by Elaine Carpman - Stoughton, MA - Classmate   December 15, 2020

This is very sad news to those who were his high school classmates. He will be missed. RIP, Bob.

Posted by Janice/Barry Mead - MA - Friend   December 15, 2020


Family Album


Community Photos

Bob eating Chicken feet. 11/14/2010