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Robert J. Balboni 08/01/2016

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Robert J. Balboni, 73, of North Attleboro passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro.  He was the loving husband to Dianne (Riccio) Balboni for over 36 years.

Born March 29, 1943 in Kingston, he was a son of the late Henry and Caroline (Govoni) Balboni.

Bob grew up in Kingston and was a graduate of Silver Lake High School.  He moved to North Attleboro from Raynham 32 years ago. 

He worked for Coca Cola several years then was a beer, wine and liquor salesman at Narragansett Sales of Southeastern Massachusetts which his father-in-law owned.  He went on to become self-employed owning several businesses including Steven’s Market and Bob’s Market both in North Attleboro and Westminster Laundry, Mr. Bob’s Ice Cream and Solomon’s Market in Providence, RI before retiring.

He loved horse racing and owned several trotter racehorses.  He also loved his dogs Max, Melba and Tara.

Bob was also proud to be an organ donor.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a sister Marie Ruel of Kingston; his mother-in-law Anita Riccio of Attleboro; two brothers-in-law Richard Riccio, Jr. of Easton and Robert Riccio of Attleboro and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, August 7 from 4-7 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A private graveside service will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery & Arboretum, Attleboro Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Attleboro Animal Shelter, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760.

 

 

Comments  

#14 Joe Feeney 2016-08-14 12:19
It was always a pleasure to do work in Bob's house. Loved that he always had a story to tell. He will be greatly missed.
#13 Ray Beauchaine 2016-08-12 01:10
Dianne, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My condolences go out to you and your family. Take care.
#12 John Mahoney 2016-08-08 15:51
Dianne - so sorry to hear of the loss of Bob - nothing but great memories - we laughed every time we talked.
#11 Mike Brown 2016-08-05 18:14
Deepest sympathy to family and friends. Bob will be missed @ Plainridge.
#10 Tony and Deb 2016-08-05 15:45
Dianne, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Memories of Bobby will help to get through this difficult time. Our sincere condolences.
#9 Ryan Buddy Gagne 2016-08-05 15:01
Diane,

Very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a great role model for a lot of us kids in the neighborhood as we hung around Steven's Market. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

God bless
#8 Dick Riccio Jr 2016-08-05 00:40
All I have of Bobby are good memories. I guess that means his life in this dimension , the human body and spirit, were a success.
Memories?????? I have many........... ...1620 in Plymouth, Piopes Package, "New York,New York,"Vodka and Tonic, I ISA WIZ, my wedding at my house in North Dighton,and the list could go on and on.
That is how I will remember you Bob but more than anything, your love for my sister was unequivocal.
You're going to be sorely missed.
II wonder what my Dad, my Uncle Willis, Tara, Maxie,and you Bobby are doing right now(I almost forgot, Nana Melba, Grampa Fred, and Aunt Rosalie)....... .I am sure its a real scream. We will all be united some day.
But until that time comes RIP my friend......... .......you deserve it.
Diki
#7 Terry Fleming 2016-08-04 18:22
Diane I'm so sorry, my heart aches, I will miss Bob, the best person and boss I knew, Sympathy and prayers to you and family!! I'm here for you love you!!!!
#6 Betsy 2016-08-04 18:14
Dianne, as you know I am so sorry for your loss! I will miss Bobby and his kindness always to me & my family. And of course, I will miss seeing him at family get-togethers!! May you find comfort & peace in that he is now at peace...& probably hanging out with my Uncle Dickie!!

Your Cousin, Betsy
#5 Greg & Susan Magura 2016-08-04 16:42
What memories we have! We were friends for over 60 years and did so much together! We could write a book. We will miss you. Love you. RIP
#4 Thomas Secky 2016-08-04 14:28
Always a pleasure to see Bob chat and listen to some of his stories. He and Diane have been loyal clients of my business Thomas Secky Insurance Inc. for nearly 30 years. I will always think of you fondly Bob and your lovely wife Diane. We will all miss your smiling face Bob.
#3 Chris Conrad Runkal 2016-08-04 12:22
Dianne, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead
and my prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Hugs xoxo
#2 Pam Quinn 2016-08-04 11:58
So sorry for the loss of Bobby ,we loved him and have
many great memories of good times together.
Deepest Sympathy
#1 Dianne 2016-08-04 06:42
It was a long battle that you fought,,,till we meet again...I will love you forever and always.

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