Robert Fenstermaker

Robert E. Fenstermaker

August 5, 1942 - March 21, 2021
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Robert E. Fenstermaker, age 78, of Shelton entered into rest on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Bridgeport Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the devoted husband of 54 years to Patricia (Passomato) Fenstermaker.

Robert was born in Newark, NJ on August 5, 1942 son of the late William and Anne (Kauppinen) Fenstermaker and was a Shelton resident for 35 years. Robert graduated from Union High School in Union, NJ. He proudly served the US Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Ranger Division. Robert started his career in the insurance industry which took he and his family to North Carolina and Texas. Robert was a founding member of the Pecan Grove Volunteer Fire Department in Richmond, TX. Before his retirement, Robert was a manager at AutoZone for 16 years. He loved watching sports, especially going to his grandchildren's sporting events. Robert enjoyed traveling with his wife on cruises, going to the casino and family trips to Martha’s Vineyard. He loved country music and attending concerts. Most of all, he cherished spending time with his family.

Robert was the beloved father of Bryan R. Fenstermaker and his wife Kerry Shields (Ardmore, PA), Tracy Mello and her husband Dave (North Haven, CT) and Jason P. Fenstermaker and his wife Melissa (Seymour, CT), loving grandfather of Davin, Macy, Grady, Ben, Linley and Andy. He was a brother-in-law to Andre Passomato and Michele Lacrosse and uncle of Debbie Kleinrock.

On Friday, friends and family are invited to his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Margaret Mary Church, 50 Donovan Lane, Shelton. Everyone is required to wear masks and social distance. His burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Rd., Shelton has been entrusted with his arrangements. Friends may leave condolences at
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Service Details

  • Funeral Mass

    March 26th, 2021 | 10:00am
    March 26th, 2021 10:00am
    St. Margaret Mary Church
    50 Donovan Lane
    Shelton, Connecticut 06484
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. Ciprian Bejan
  • Interment

    March 26th, 2021 | 11:00am
    March 26th, 2021 11:00am
    Riverside Cemetery
    308 River Road
    Shelton, CT 06484
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mary padgett

Posted at 06:57am
So very sorry for your loss Pattie - I have to work today so I can't make the church service but my prayers will be with you and your beautiful family! You have some wonderful memories to fill your heart and beautiful children to share them with!

Elaine clausen

Posted at 12:49pm
May all the wonderful memories of Bob help all of you during this difficult time. You are in our thought and prayers.
Our deepest sympathy,.
Ron and Elaine Clausen

Dolores Mastroni

Posted at 12:10pm
Patty and Family, my sincere condolences on your loss of. Sending prays and hugs to all. Love, Dolores Mastroni

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Posted at 09:47am
Dear Fenstermaker family, Our deepest condolences. Please know that you and Bob are in our thoughts. Love, The Lees and Betzas
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The Morrill Family

Posted at 10:51am
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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