Brattleboro- Robert M. “Bob” Kaeppel, 80, of Organ Street, a lifelong resident of the area, died Saturday afternoon, May 11, 2019 at Pine Heights Nursing Home with his family by his side following a period of declining health.
Bob was born at home in Dummerston on December 19, 1938, the son of Morgan E. and Arlene M. (Allen) Kaeppel. He was raised and educated in Greenfield, Massachusetts and was a graduate of Greenfield High School, Class of 1958.
He had worked as a machine operator at the former BookPress in Brattleboro from 1965 until 1989 where he retired from following 24 years of faithful service with the company. Previously Bob worked at the former Estey Organ Company on Birge Street.
With his wife he attended Saint Michael Roman Catholic Church.
Bob enjoyed puttering around his home, golf, camping, skiing during his earlier years and time shared with his family. He also loved animals.
On January 15, 1959 at Saint Michael Catholic Church he was married to Nancy Parmenter who survives.
Besides his faithful and devoted wife of 60 years he leaves four sons, Michael of Brattleboro, Kevin of South Berwick, Maine, Phillip (Karen) of Vernon and Robert (Alisha) of Guilford, three daughters, Elizabeth Murdough (Herbert) of Hinsdale, Lisa Levesque (Paul) of Charlestown, New Hampshire and Barbara Hewes (Nathan) also of Charlestown.
Additionally, he is survived by two brothers, Samuel of Greenfield and Bruce of Northfield, 15 grandchildren, one great grandson and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Krista Murdough.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Saint Michael Catholic Church with Fr. Justin Baker, pastor, celebrant. Committal Rites and burial will follow in Saint Michael Parish Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home Friday morning from 10:00 A.M. until the start of the Mass.
Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be made to Brigid’s Kitchen, 47 Walnut Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 or to the Windham County Humane Society, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302.