Robert Francis Clark
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Robert Francis Clark
  • September 9, 1939 - June 28, 2015
  • East Lyme, Connecticut

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Robert Francis Clark, 75, of East Lyme passed away peacefully on June 28, 2015.
He is survived by his wife Joan (McDermott) of 47 years. Born on September 9, 1939, the son of the late Harry and Florence Clark of Stoughton.
Upon graduating from Stoughton High School, Robert enlisted in the United States Navy and was a decorated Vietnam Veteran having been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation and Achievement Medal for his Vietnam service. Other military awards included the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Campaign and Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Service Medal.
Upon completion of 20 years of service, Robert retired from the Navy as a Master Chief Electrian's Mate. He was also a member of the VFW Post 5849 of Niantic. Robert worked for Stone and Webster Engineering during the construction of Millstone III where he was the chief inspection supervisor for electrical quality assurance. Upon completion of that project he went on to work for the Supervisor of ship building in Groton, Connecticut, where he worked in the engineering and quality control departments.
Robert enjoyed spending time with his family and always had a story to share. He also enjoyed vacationing with his wife on their many cruises and trips to Robert's ship reunions throughout the U.S.
He is also survived by two daughters Susan Napiany and her husband Ralph of Niantic and Sandra Dickens and her husband David of Griswold. Robert enjoyed his four grandchildren, Brian and Christine Napiany and Rebecca and Rachel Dickens. He was very proud of all of his grandchildren and all of their accomplishments and enjoyed spending time with them.
Robert is also survived by his sisters Marilyn and Linda and his brother Donald and his wife Kathleen and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death were his two brothers Richard and Harry Jr.
Family and friends may call from 5-7p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Fulton and Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Lake Ave., Niantic. A Requiem Eucharist in celebration of his life will be held at St John's church, Main Street, Niantic, CT. on Thursday, July 2, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Center for Hospice Care SECT, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360.