Robert M. Sherman

Robert M. Sherman, 87, of Rochester died peacefully May 7, 2024 at St. Luke’s Hospital.

            He was the husband of Harriett S. (Salley) Sherman, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage.

            Born in Rochester, son of the late Clifford L. and Margaret (Gifford) Sherman, he lived in Rochester all of his life.

            Robert was the proud owner of R.M. Sherman Builder, having built countless custom homes in the tri-town.

            He enjoyed hunting in his younger years, farming and spending countless hours on his father’s cub tractor.

            Survivors include his wife; his 5 children, Bryan Sherman and his wife Laurene, Diana Sherman-Knapp and her husband Wayne, Donna Ray and her husband Gene, Melanie Sherman-Morris and her husband Darren, all of Rochester and Brett Sherman of Mattapoisett and Florida; a sister, Jean Finnegan of Longmeadow, MA; 11 grandchildren, Meredith, Erin and her husband Rob, Clifford and his wife Alison, Wesley and his partner Nikki, Christopher, Benjamin, Andrea, Robert, Carrie and her husband Michael, Michael and his wife Paula and Madeline and her fiance Mark; 3 great-grandchildren, Gilbert John, Aubrey Anne and Logan James; and many nieces and nephews.

            He was the brother of the late Linda Sherman and Clifford Sherman, Jr. and “special brother” to the late Diana Laycock Macy.

            His visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 10th from 3-7 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett.  His Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 11th at 12 Noon in the Sherman Cemetery, Pine St. Rochester.  For directions and guestbook, visit

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