Robert J. Brazil

November 16, 2018


Robert J. Brazil, 81, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018. He was the husband of the late Julia Louise (Ianiri).

Robert was born in Taunton and was the son of the late Joseph and Caroline (Borges) Brazil.

Robert owned and operated the former Brazil Package Store, in N. Dighton, for many years and later was employed as a custodian for the Dighton-Rehoboth school system until his retirement. He was a communicant of St. Nicholas of Myra Church, in N. Dighton, and very involved in church sponsored events. Robert enjoyed being outdoors, working in his yard and was an avid bingo player. Faith and family were most important to Robert and he greatly enjoyed the many family camping trips to the Cape.

He is survived by his son, Gregory R. Brazil of Cranston, RI and daughter Dori-Jo Benoit and her husband William of N. Dighton; and nieces, Laurie Romano and Debbie Reynolds.

He was the brother of the late Joan Descoteaux.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 9am, from the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial, at 10am, in St. Nicholas of Myra Church, 499 Spring St., N. Dighton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Taunton.

Calling Hours will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018, from 4-7pm, in the funeral home.

Calling Hours

NOV 19. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780


NOV 20. 9:00 AM (EST)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

Funeral Mass

NOV 20. 10:00 AM (EST)

St. Nicholas of Myra Church, N. Dighton
499 Spring Street
N. Dighton, MA

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