NORTH ATTLEBORO – Robert F. Trufant, 66, of North Attleboro passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Paula (Vaillancourt) Trufant who died in 2010.
Born April 1, 1951 in Everett, he was a son of Ralph S. Trufant, Jr. of Everett and the late Josephine (Perry) Trufant who died earlier this year.
Robert grew up in Everett and was a 1969 graduate of Everett High School. He attended a year of trade school after high school and then began work as a carpenter. He worked at AVCO in Everett for many years and then with several local builders before becoming self-employed over 20 years ago. He has been a resident of North Attleboro since 1987.
Robert loved spending time with his family and enjoyed travelling, particularly to Disney and to North Carolina to see his daughter’s family. Robert’s work ethic and sense of humor will be sorely missed. He was always there for his family and friends, you could always count on him to get it done, “the right way.”
In addition to his father, he is survived by three children: Stephanie Taggart and husband Doug of Willow Spring, NC, Michael Trufant and wife Megan of Seekonk, and Mark Trufant and wife Jessica of North Attleboro. He was blessed with four grandchildren: Alexys Trufant, Nolan Taggart, Sage Trufant, and Evelyn Taggart.
Robert leaves behind his twin brother, Richard Trufant and wife Marguerite of Peabody, and five other siblings: Christine Trufant of Everett, Dolores Barones and husband Jules of Rockland, Joan Paradis and husband Chuck of Chandler, AZ, Joyce Tilley and husband Doug of Gilbert, AZ, Doreen Kennedy and husband Bill of Hanson, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by his in-laws Adelaide and Fernand Vaillancourt of North Attleboro.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, December 29 from 5-8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.
A funeral will begin at the funeral home on Saturday, December 30 at 11 a.m. and follow in procession to a Mass at St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro at 12 noon. Burial will be held at a later date at St. John’s Cemetery in Attleboro.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Autism Society of North Carolina: https://www.autismsociety-nc.org/donate-online/ or 5121 Kingdom Way, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27607.
To sign an online guestbook for Robert, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.