Robert W. Hart Jr.


Robert W. Hart Jr., former resident of Connecticut, Maine, Florida, and Martha’s Vineyard, died in his home in Falmouth on September 4, 2010, at the age of 54. He was the husband of Helen DeMello Hart.

Bob was born on November 16, 1955 in Camp Lejeune, N.C., to Robert Hart Sr. of Sebring, Fla., and Mary Aimes Hart Pekari of Chappaquiddick.

A graduate of Trumbull High School, class of 1973 in Trumbull, Conn., Bob went on to attend Bridgeport University, in Bridgeport, Conn.

Bob was known as a skilled carpenter and cabinet maker who worked for various companies throughout his career, including Thoughtforms Corp. in Acton, as a finish carpenter and project supervisor. He was most proud of several awards he received from Disney World in Orlando for Excellence in Design and Fabrication, and their highest award for Partners in Excellence for which he was nominated two years in a row.

Among Bob’s favorite interests and hobbies were spending time with his loved ones and his dogs. He loved the beach, ocean, fishing, kayaking, listening to blues music and the Rolling Stones. Bob was a fun-loving spirit who loved to tell jokes and make people laugh.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his stepfather, Frederick Pekari Sr., of Chappaquiddick, a son, Robert S. Hart of Gardiner, Maine, and three step-children — John T. Nelson of Augusta, Maine, Craig Lockwood of Falmouth, and Jennifer Sanders and her husband, Alex, of Mashpee. Also by two sisters — Lorri Hart of Edgartown and Cheryl Frappier of Clearmont, Wyo., two nephews — Tyler Johnson of Oak Bluffs and Charles Leaf of Clearmont, Wyo., and three nieces, Saundra Johnson and Angel Shepard of Edgartown, and Lena Frappier of Clearmont, Wyo. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Dezirae Claudio, Jordan, Isabella, and Mia Sanders, all of Mashpee, and his former wife Kim Chang of Richmond, Maine. Bob is also survived by a circle of loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Percy S. and Dorothy Felton Hart of Richmond, Maine, and by his maternal grandparents Peter Martin and Ethel Sherrill Aimes of West Haven, Conn., his aunt Dorothy Jean Troll of South China, Maine, and his uncle Robert M. Aimes of Alton, N.H.

Bob was a descendent of Dr. John Martin Aimes, a prominent West Haven, Conn. physician of the 1860s after whom Aimes Point in West Haven was named.

Services were held at Richmond Corner Baptist Church in Richmond, Maine, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, with his cousin Pastor Linwood Troll of the Woodland Baptist Church in Baileyville, Maine, officiating. Interment of his cremains was in Forest Hills Cemetery in Dresdin, Maine, alongside his beloved grandfather, Percy S. Hart.

Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice

Bob will be greatly missed by his family and friends.