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“Sharyn and I are so sorry to hear this tragic news. Bob, Jackie and Mitch were three of the nicest people we ve had the opportunity to meet during...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Gary Alibozek

“I am in shock over this. I have known Bob since the 80s through work. We became very good friends and I have always treasured his friendship. I can...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Jody Brewer

“I find this hard to believe....we would talk airplanes from time to time.....great, great man. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Tim Andrew

“Many fond memories working with Robert while we were at Computervison. You will be missed by us all. May your spirit always soar with the Eagles....Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Russell Bibens - Williston, VT

“I am still in shock , disbelief and deep sorrow ..I had just seen Rob that same day at the office. Unaware he was on the schedule I was pleasantly...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Sophia Beason-Brown

“Truly saddened by the news. We met while our kids played baseball together. What a super nice person, as were his family members I met. May God bless...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Dick Haumann

“On behalf of Bob's Friends at PhotoFlight:As I write this memo, I remainl in a state of disbelief. Bob so quickly entered our lives fueling our team...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: PhotoFlight AM

“I am deeply saddened and stunned by the loss of Bob. I have known him now both professionally and personally for many years and have always looked...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Glenn May

“I am still in shock , disbelief and deep sorrow ..I had just seen Bob that same day at the office. Unaware he was on the schedule I was pleasantly...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Sophia Beason-Brown - Simsbury

“I have known Bob for over 25 years as a great friend. My prayers to Jackie and the family. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Al Rose

“Knew Bob from the technology industry, and just swapped e-mails with him on Friday. So very sorry and stunned at this loss. Bob was always friendly...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: billmck78

“Jackie, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and Prayers. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Hunt

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We have many memories of shared fun over the years and serendipitous meetings at local restaurants. May...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Colleen Kubinski

“My blessings and thoughts to Bob and the Plourde family. I worked with Bob and he had a true impact on me from day one. His smile, humor, and good...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Paul Frisoli

“My sincere condolences to the Plourde Family. I worked with Bob at EMC and am a fellow pilot and aviation enthusiast. I know the spirit with which...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Doc D'Errico

“Oh Dear God, Please look over my friend during this very trying time,, Jackie, I know no words can describe the pain your going through ..My heart is...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Thelma Hunter

“It was with great sadness we learned of Bob's passing. We have wonderful memories of talking baseball with Bob during high school baseball games. ...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Marjorie Hendrie Francolini

“Jackie, may God's peace guide you through the his extremely difficult time. I love you and am praying for you all. My most sincere sympathies to you...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Valerie Tompkins O'Brien

“Jackie We are so sadden by this news.Know that you are in our thoughts. Debbie ( Shaw) & Greg Evans ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Debbie Evans - Ledyard, CT

“My deepest sorrow for your loss. He will greatly be missed. When we talked about flying his eyes would lite up like a child on Christmas morning. God...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Jeff Krol - friend


Robert J. Plourde, 61, of Ellington died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 in East Windsor, CT. Robert was born November 22nd, 1955 in Spokane, Washington. He grew up in Naugatuck, CT and spent the last 23 years as a resident of Ellington, CT. 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. Wake will be held from 4:00PM - 8:00PM on Friday, April 21st at the Ellington Congregational Church, 72 Main St, Ellington, CT 06029. The funeral will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday April 22nd, also 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.