|Death: ||Feb. 16, 2011|
BERKLEY–Robert L. "Shorty" Avilla,Sr., 57 years old, died in Tufts Medical Center, Boston on Feb. 16, 2011, surrounded by his family. Born in Taunton, he was educated in Norton Schools. For over 27 years he was a quarry operator for Aggregate, Industries and other companies that operated the quarry. It was in the quarries that he got the name "Shorty". He was a life long car enthusiast. Bobby served as a call firefighter for the Town of Berkley and was known there as"Sparky". Bobby served on the Town of Berkley Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. He was the husband of Katherine "Kathy" (Silva) Avilla of Berkley. He is the father of Robert L, Avilla, Jr of Berkley and Michael Avilla and is fiancé Caitlin Alferes of Acushnet. Bobby is the grandfather of Michayla Avilla of Westport. He is the brother of Manuel Avilla and his wife Gloria of San Jose, CA. He is also survived by Michayla's mother Holly Thibault Avilla of Westport. Bobby is the son in law of Baldy and Carol Souza of Berkley and he is the uncle of several.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday from 4 to 7 PM in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. ( Route 138 South) Taunton. A funeral service will be held at 7PM. Private family interment services will be held at a later date in Berkley Common Cemetery. To light a candle, get directions or to access the memorial register go to www.hathawayfunerals.com
Published in the taunton gazette 2-19-11
Berkley Common Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 28, 2012
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