NEW BEDFORD - Robert A. Corbett, 84, of Fairhaven, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 26, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. He was the husband of Pearl J. (Lupo) Corbett, with whom he would have celebrated their fifty-ninth wedding anniversary in September. Born in Cambridge, MA, the son of the late Merton G. Corbett and the late Helen (Tilley) Corbett, he moved to Fairhaven in 1936 and was a 1942 graduate of Fairhaven High School.
Mr. Corbett served in the U. S. Navy during WWII on the Mine Sweeper YMS-41. He later was the owner-operator of Corbett Aluminum, often working with his wife, for forty years until 1986, when he retired at age 62. Mr. Corbett was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford, as well as The Cape Cod Corkers and the Fall River Rod and Gun Club, where he was a life member.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Corbett leaves his daughters, Susan C. Corbett and Nancy E. Lavalette and her husband Gary, all of Fairhaven, triplets, James G. Corbett and his wife Andrea of Buxton, ME, Jane E. Corbett and her husband Clayton Covey of Springfield, VA, and June A. Sloper and her husband Edward of Purcellville, VA; a sister, Elizabeth L. Tarbox of Fairfax, VA; seven grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.
In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Corbett's remains were cremated. Interment will be private. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 5, 2008, at 11:00AM in Grace Episcopal Church, County Street, New Bedford. Arrangements are by THE DONAGHY FUNERAL HOME, 465 County Street, New Bedford. To LIGHT A CANDLE, SIGN THE MEMORIAL REGISTER, consult THE GRIEF LIBRARY, or obtain FACILITY DIRECTIONS, should please log on to www.hathawayfunerals.com., or please telephone 508/992-5486.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Community Nurse and Hospice Care, P.O. Box 751 Fairhaven, MA 02719.