Robert S. Cross, Sr., a longtime resident of Avon, died Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at his home, after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of 56 years of Donna M. (Bannon) Cross. Born in Waterbury, CT, he was raised in Waterbury and in Maine and later moved to Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton High School, Class of 1963. He also was a graduate of Peterson School of Engineering. He worked as a Maintenance Technician at Genzyme Corporation in Boston for over 18 years, retiring in 2015. Previously, he worked at the Norwood Hospital for several years. He was a former member of the National Guard. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire where he enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling, and boating. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with friends at Lakeville Country Club. In his free time, he enjoyed working in his yard and spending time with his family and friends around his pool.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children; Robert S. Cross, Jr. and his longtime partner Donna Lucas of NH, Lisa M. Cross of Canton and Nicole P. Cross of Westboro. He was the grandfather of Summer L. Pacheck and the brother of Fern Gaukstern of Falmouth, Nancy Brown of Carver, Carol Adams of CA and the late Richard and Lawrence Cross. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, private family services were held with a celebration of life to be held in the future. Donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Multiple Myloma Research Foundation, POB 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238.