Robert A. Gingras, 90, of Mattapoisett died peacefully, surrounded by family on May 19, 2020, at the home he was born in. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth M. (Beehan) Gingras, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Mattapoisett, he was the son of the late Achille and Eva (Berube) Gingras, and brother of the late Osmond and Norman. Robert was an active communicant of St. Anthony’s Church. He was the recipient of the Marian Medal from the Diocese of Fall River for his many years of service to his parish.
He enjoyed working, boating on the Honey Bee, skiing, ice cream, and spending time with his wife and family. Robert was a man of few words, but his numerous actions of generosity and kindness left a meaningful impact on anyone who knew him. He had a strong commitment to helping others and serving his community.
He was a member of the United States Marine Corps, before starting Pallatroni and Gingras Construction with his childhood best friend and partner, Henry Pallatroni, Jr. He was an assessor for the town of Mattapoisett for several years and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his children: Paul Gingras of Mattapoisett, Carol Lawrence and her husband David of Mattapoisett, Robert A. Gingras, Jr. and his partner Kirsten Taylor of Mattapoisett, David Gingras of Mattapoisett and Elizabeth Gingras of Rochester; 10 grandchildren: Erin Beth Lawrence, Daniel Lawrence, Kendra Lawrence, Robert A. Gingras, III, Keely Gingras, Britta Koeppel, Cody Oliveira, Seth Oliveira, Cameron Pierce and Meghan Pierce; his great granddaughter, Ava Koeppel; and several nieces and nephews.
Due to the current restrictions on public gatherings, his visitation, funeral service, and burial will be private for immediate family. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Mattapoisett Police Department P.O. Box 436 Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.