Robert F. McFarlane
November 15, 2012

Robert F. McFarlane, 73, of Stella Street passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Home and Hospice Care of RI. He was the husband of Barbara A (Lennon) McFarlane. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late George and Marie (Clark) McFarlane.

Robert was employed by the McFarlane Pewter Casting Company as a rubber mold maker. He enjoyed yard sales and car cruises.

Bob started practicing KiTo-Ryu Jui Jitsu under Sempa Bob Carney in 1973 and achieved his first black belt in 1975. He was active in teaching and became a 3rd degree in KyuDan Juijitsu Federation of the USA. He is also a 4th degree and lifetime member of the US Kodokan Federation. He will surely be missed by his fellow practitioners.

Surviving besides his wife is a son Robert F (his wife Carol A) McFarlane, the papa of Robert F McFarlane, Jr., and the brother of Carolyn Palumbo and the late Shelia Averista, Rita Olivo, and Elizabeth and Martin "Bud" McFarlane.

His funeral will be held Monday, November 19th at 9:00 AM from the J F Skeffington Chapel, 925 Chalkstone Avenue with a mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 645 Hartford Avenue at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery. Visiting hours Sunday 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.

 

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