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Robert A. Hastings
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1919
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 2011
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA

Robert A. Hastings, 92, of Somers, beloved husband of the late Marian E. (McCloskey) Hastings, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, (November 11, 2011). Born in Hazardville on April 3, 1919, Bob was the son of the late Raymond and Maud (Matson) Hastings. He was a graduate of Enfield High School and Hartford Trade School. A veteran of the United States Navy, Bob proudly served his country during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. Bob was a plant engineer at Van Norman Machine, Co. and worked for Gulf and Western and later Lybold-Heraerus. After his retirement, he worked as a custodian for the Somers Library for many years. A musician, Bob was a member of the Memories Band, playing saxophone and the clarinet. In his leisure time he enjoyed woodworking and gardening. He was a communicant of All Saints Church. He is survived by his daughters, Bette Ann and her husband, Stephen Connelly of Spotsylvania, VA, and Mary Ellen and her husband, Thomas Witham of Southwick, MA, his son, Paul Hastings of Manchester, NH; his sister, Rhoda Bourgoin of The Villages, FL, and a brother, Roger Hastings of Hazardville. Bob was a loving grandfather to Heather, Kate, Jessica and David and to his four great-grandchildren, Thomas, Justin, Megan and Ethan. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Bob will be held on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main Street. Relatives and friends may call on Bob's family, prior to the services from 10- 11 a.m. at the Somers Funeral Home. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

[Published in the Hartford Courant, November 15, 2011] 
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  Marian Elizabeth McCloskey Hastings (1916 - 2010)
Center Cemetery
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: Sec. 1, Lot 147, Grv1
Created by: Dave McCaffrey
Record added: Apr 28, 2012
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Robert A. Hastings
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Robert A. Hastings
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Robert A. Hastings
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World War II Veteran
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Veteran, United States Navy
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