US Army

Robert E. Poland

December 17, 1936 ~ December 15, 2021 (age 84)

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Robert E. Poland, 84, widower of Shirley Poland and Patricia Poland, died on Wednesday (December 15, 2021) at Amberwoods, Farmington. Robert was born on December 17, 1936 in Bristol and was a son of the late Thomas Clive Poland, Sr. and Gertrude (Ennis) Poland. He was raised and graduated from high school in Bristol before enlisting to serve in the United States Marine Corps. After his Marine service, he settled into a career with the United States Army retiring as a Master Sergeant after 22 years of service.

Robert is survived by two children: Dawn Mendez and husband, Thomas of Bristol, and Thomas Poland of Homer, AK; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and Patricia’s family: son, Bruce Sprague and wife Theresa of Plymouth; daughters: Laurie Gondek and husband Stephen of Avon, Lisa Suter and husband Todd of Greenville, SC; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Lisa Poland, and his siblings: Sgt. Thomas “Buddy” Poland, Millie D’Antonio, and Patricia Conklin.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (December 21, 2021):  Family and friends may visit between 10 am and 11 am at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, CT. A prayer service will commence at 11 AM followed by burial with military honors in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/. Please visit Robert’s memorial web-site at www.FunkFuneralHome.com

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
December 21, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Funk Funeral Home
35 Bellevue Ave.
Bristol, CT 06010

Service
Tuesday
December 21, 2021

11:00 AM
Funk Funeral Home
35 Bellevue Ave.
Bristol, CT 06010

Cemetery

St. Joseph Cemetery
522 Terryville Ave.
Bristol, CT 06010

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