Obituary of Robert Louis Coli Sr.
Cambridge - Robert L. Coli Sr., 64, died peacefully Saturday October 1, 2016 at the Vermont Respite House in Colchester, with his loving family by his side, following a short battle with liver cancer. He became ill while visiting Minnesota and with the tremendous support of his family, friends, and staff at North Memorial Medical Center, Bob made an incredible journey from Minnesota to be surrounded by his family and friends in the state of Vermont he so dearly loved.
Bob was born on May 28, 1952 in Arlington, VT the son of Louis Sr. and Phyllis ( Holton ) Coli.
At an early age, he and his family resettled in Milton, where he lived most of his life before moving to Cambridge.
Mr. Coli proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.
On July 12, 1975, he married Janice Rich in the United Church of Milton.
He had worked just shy of 40 years at Champlain Cable where he was dearly loved and truly had a robust understanding of daily operations. Bob took great pride in the work he did every day.
He is survived by his loving wife Janice of Cambridge and his children Carol Stanger of Paynesville, MN; Steve Davis and longtime companion Michelle Racine of Swanton; Chris Davis and his wife Staci of Fletcher; Rob Coli and his wife Nicole Peters of Milton; and Jenn Coli of New Hope, MN; by his grandchildren Jessica, Samantha, Gabriel, Sabrina, Alex, Zak, Heather, Taylor, Hannah and Aiden 9 great grandchildren, with three coming soon, by his sister Virginia Corey and husband William of Bedford, NH; and brothers Mark Coli and wife Sylvia of Chittenden; Louis Coli Jr. and wife Paula of Westford; and Daniel Coli and wife Diane of Jeffersonville by his father-in-law John Rich of Hanahan, S.C. and by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by an infant brother Gary.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday October 8, 2016 from 2-5pm in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton.
A Memorial Service with military honors will be held on Sunday October 9, 2016 at 1pm in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center.
Online condolences may be made to www.minorfh.com