TAUNTON- Robert J. Dias, 85, of Bay St. passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boston.
He was the husband of the late Lorraine (Medeiros) Dias to whom he was married to for 36 years before her death in 2006.
Born in Taunton, MA on June 6, 1931, he was the son of the late Thomas and Ruth (Daley) Dias.
Robert was a lifelong resident of Taunton and attended the Immaculate Conception School.
Robert began active duty with the U.S. Navy on October 31, 1950 and served overseas until his honorable discharge on August 26, 1954.
He was an occupational therapist’s assistant and attendant for 23 years at the Paul Dever State School, Taunton, until his retirement in 1992.
Robert loved to go on bus trips across the northeast to places such as Atlantic City and Maine.
He is survived by his son Michael Dias of Taunton and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Shirley Hall and Ruth Dias.
A funeral Mass will be held in St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro on Saturday,
December 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Cedar Knoll Cemetery, 175 Staples St., Taunton.
Visitation will be help prior to the Mass from 9 to 10 am in St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s name may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park St., North Attleboro, MA 02760