Robert J. Gibbons, Sr.


Robert J. Gibbons, Sr., 58, passed away on May 20, 2012 at Mass General Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of Denise E. (Middlemiss) Gibbons of Coventry.

Born in Newport, RI, he was the son of Everett F. Gibbons, Sr. and the late Viola G. Dyer. Mr. Gibbons was a maintenance mechanic for Hoechst Celanese/ Clariant in Coventry. He was proud to serve in the armed forces and was Vietnam War Army veteran. He was an active member and on the board of trustees for the First Congregational Church in Warwick. His interests were fishing and camping.

Besides his wife and father, he is survived by two sons: Robert J. Gibbons, Jr. of Coventry and James R. Gibbons of Coventry; three siblings: Gloria Silvia of Warwick, Richard H. Gibbons of West Warwick and John D. Gibbons of West Warwick. He was the brother of the late Sandra Summers, Gwenlyn Tefft and Everett F. Gibbons, Jr.

A funeral service will be held at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. Visitation will be Thursday 4-7 p.m. prior to the service. Gathering Friday at 9 a.m. from the funeral home with interment and military honors at Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery in Exeter.

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