William A. Robitaille, 89, died Monday night June 28, 2021 at Anna Jacques Hospital. He was born in Newburyport on July 17, 1931 to the late Frank and Delia (Pelletier) Robitaille. Raised and educated in Newburyport. Bill attended the French School for 8 years then Newburyport high until he left to enlist in the United States Marine Corp, where he served our country proudly during the Korean War.
Following his time in the service Bill worked as a painter, delivery driver for 2 different laundry companies and retired after 40+ years as a route driver for the Coca-Cola Company. After his retirement you would see him at Rutlin Coffee Shop in Hampton Falls doing dishes and visiting with the customers at the family coffee shop until it closed in 1995. After that, Bill enjoyed stripping wire. Bill, also, collected soda can pull-tabs to donate to the Children’s Shriners Hospital for research, In the last 3 years he has collected well over 200,000 in which he counted individually by hand! Every day, he would drive down to the Black Duck where he was known as “Lucky” to get his 2 lottery tickets and his muffin for the day.
He was an avid bowler and was well known throughout the bowling community. He won many tournaments in the New England area and maintained an impressive high average. He enjoyed trips to Foxwoods with his beloved wife when she was alive and time spent with his family.
Bill is survived by his children, Linda Morrill and her husband John of Virginia Beach, William G. Robitaille and his wife Louise of Newbury, and Lisa Fabian of Center Tuftonboro; grandchildren, Michelle, Michael, Jennifer, Amanda, Robert, and Jeremy, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to Bill’s graveside service with military honors at 10:00 AM on July 3, 2021 at Belleville Cemetery in Newburyport. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting with Mr. Robitaille’s funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to the Shiners Hospital.
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