B. Robert Gendreau, Jr of Easton MA formerly of Jacksonville, FL passed away peacefully on Friday, December 11, 2020 with his loving family by his side. Throughout the past few years Bob spent a great deal of time in Easton, MA with his nephew Chris before recently making it his permanent home. It was clear that moving back "home" was where Bob was happiest. He spent most of his time with his family, whether it be a weekend away with his brothers Chris and Al, morning coffees with his brothers and nephew, or a "road trip" with his best buddy (his nephew, Chris Jr.). During the last few years of his life he was so happy and cherished the times he spent surrounded by his family.
Mr. Gendreau was a graduate of Stoughton High School, class of 1967 and received his BBA, Bachelor of Business Administration, degree from the University of Texas, Arlington in 1975. After Graduation he worked for the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) for 7 years where he served as New England District Mgr. for his final 2 years. He switched careers and worked in the Commercial Furniture Industry in Boston, MA & Jacksonville, FL for the past 35 years. In 1995 & 1996 Bob served as the President of the New England, I.B.D. Industry Council.
Although he had many interests, namely: Kayaking, Dancing, Wine & Food, Cooking, Music especially Jazz & Blues! Bob felt that one of life's great pleasures was the privilege to travel to many parts of the world. He got to experience a myriad of adventures with people of diverse cultures, learn their varied histories and enjoy the local traditions, foods & wine.
Ah yes, the wine! He was a wine aficionado you know?... and proud of it! He visited wineries all over Europe & America! He favored wines from France & California! Over the years he made many trips to various, wine producing areas in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and Temecula. There was always a great winery, interesting story and excellent restaurant experience waiting to happen! He loved to pair great food, with an exceptional bottle of wine and share them with a group of fun friends, "priceless"!
Robert is predeceased by his parents Bertrand Gendreau and Barbara (Kutz) Gendreau. He is also survived by his 3 brothers: Christopher Gendreau of Bridgewater, MA; Albert Gendreau of Easton, MA; Edmond Gendreau, Easton, MA. Bob was also survived by his Nephews and Nieces: Christopher Gendreau, Kelly Passino, Kea Rene Gendreau, Taylor Gendreau, Robert Gendreau, Stephanie Gendreau, Victoria Gendreau, & Kasey Gendreau as well as several grand-nephews and grand-nieces.
Services private. Donations in Bob's name may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Clinic, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, 02115