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Official Obituary of: Robert W. “Bob” Schnack, 83, on January 13, 2022

Robert W. “Bob” Schnack, 83, on January 13, 2022

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Robert W. “Bob” Schnack, 83, passed away surrounded by his family on January 13, 2022 at home.  He was the beloved husband of Constance “Connie” (Fish) Schnack for 63 years.  He was born in St. Paul, MN on June 26, 1938, the son of the late Howard and Lillian (Locke) Schnack.

Bob is survived by one brother, Thomas Schnack of Andover, MN.  He leaves behind four sons: Steven and wife Jane (Novak) of Traverse City, MN, Dennis and wife Susan (Guthrie) of Sarasota, FL, Michael and wife Colleen (Mulligan) of Jamestown, RI and Robert W. and wife Leslie (Alexander) of Cranston, RI;

Six grandchildren: Amelia and her husband Derek Murphy of Appleton, WI, Hannah and her husband Ridge Radditz of Bettendorf, IA, Matthew and Brandon of Sarasota, FL, Michael II of Brighton, MA and Caitlin of New York City, NY. 

He also leaves behind one great-grandson, Owen Michael Murphy of Appleton, WI.

Bob proudly served in the U.S. Army for 21 years in Air Defense, then in Explosive Ordnance Disposal E.O.D. for 12 years before retiring in 1976.  He received the Meritorious Service Medal, the National Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct C1 to 6th Awards, Explosive Ordnance Badge, Senior EOD Badge, Master EOD Badge, EOD Specialist Badge and Korea Defense Service Medal.

Upon retiring from the Army, the family moved to North Attleboro.  He worked for Engelhard Industries in Plainville in security for 25 years.

Bob was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Church in North Attleboro where he served as an Eucharistic Minister, an Altar Server for funerals, a member of the R.C.I.A. team and also the Christmas Fair Committee.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 49, which he helped reactivate, was a member of Post 217 Plainville American Legion Post for over 20 years, a member of the VFW in Attleboro and a proud member of the North Attleboro Elk’s Lodge 1011. 

He will be sadly missed by all.

Visiting hours will be held at Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro on Sunday, January 23 from 3-7 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be held at Transfiguration of the Lord Parish at St. Mary’s Church on Monday, January 24 at 10 a.m. followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

 

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  • Our deepest sympathy to Connie, the “boys” and their wives and children. The Schnacks are a part of our military family history, and although the years and the distances have separated us after Bob retired and we were transferred from Redstone Arsenal, you will all remain a part of our family. Bob was a treasure in all the areas of his life – a devoted husband, father, soldier, and friend. He will be missed. Our hearts go out to all of you in this time of your bereavement. Much love, Deborah and Bo

  • So sorry for your loss :’( Bob was a good man.  I pray you find peace in your treasured memories.  Prayers with you all 

  • Peace Be With You Bob
    and also with You Connie 
    and the family
    Take Care Of The Legion in Heaven
    and thank you for your service to your country
    and the Veteran communities of
    Plainville and North Attleborough??
    Joe Clougherty Veterans Services NA( Ret)

  • I was proud to serve with Bob in both the Plainville and North Attleboro American Legions. Bob was a very dedicated man to his country and was proud of his many accomplishments not only in his 21 years in the U.S. Army but to his town of North Attleboro. My wife Alice and I send our love and sorrow to his wife Connie and to all of his family. Rest in Peace Bob. 
    David and Alice Cornell

  • I was proud to serve with Bob in both the Plainville and North Attleboro American Legions. Bob was a very dedicated man to his country and was proud of his many accomplishments not only in his 21 years in the U.S. Army but to his town of North Attleboro. My wife Alice and I send our love and sorrow to his wife Connie and to all of his family. Rest in Peace Bob. 
    David and Alice Cornell

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  1. I was proud to serve with Bob in both the Plainville and North Attleboro American Legions. Bob was a very dedicated man to his country and was proud of his many accomplishments not only in his 21 years in the U.S. Army but to his town of North Attleboro. My wife Alice and I send our love and sorrow to his wife Connie and to all of his family. Rest in Peace Bob. 
    David and Alice Cornell

  2. I was proud to serve with Bob in both the Plainville and North Attleboro American Legions. Bob was a very dedicated man to his country and was proud of his many accomplishments not only in his 21 years in the U.S. Army but to his town of North Attleboro. My wife Alice and I send our love and sorrow to his wife Connie and to all of his family. Rest in Peace Bob. 
    David and Alice Cornell

  3. Peace Be With You Bob
    and also with You Connie 
    and the family
    Take Care Of The Legion in Heaven
    and thank you for your service to your country
    and the Veteran communities of
    Plainville and North Attleborough??
    Joe Clougherty Veterans Services NA( Ret)

  4. So sorry for your loss :’( Bob was a good man.  I pray you find peace in your treasured memories.  Prayers with you all 

  5. Our deepest sympathy to Connie, the “boys” and their wives and children. The Schnacks are a part of our military family history, and although the years and the distances have separated us after Bob retired and we were transferred from Redstone Arsenal, you will all remain a part of our family. Bob was a treasure in all the areas of his life – a devoted husband, father, soldier, and friend. He will be missed. Our hearts go out to all of you in this time of your bereavement. Much love, Deborah and Bo

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