American Veteran 01

Robert H. Whittemore

January 7, 2021


Robert (Bob) H. Whittemore, 83 of Taunton, Massachusetts, beloved husband for 59 years to Jane Marie (Bishop) Whittemore, passed away after a heroic fight against COVID-19 on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Born in Taunton, MA on January 5, 1938, he was the son of Anita (Whittemore) Roman and his loving stepfather, Edward Roman, son of Walter Whittemore and brother to the late Paul J. Whittemore. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Bob was generous and kind hearted, and had an infectious personality. He would give anyone the shirt off of his back if needed. He had a strong faith in God as a longtime member of Saint Mary’s Church. He was a graduate of Monsignor Coyle High School ~ Class of 1956. Bob had a passion for sports, horse racing and mentoring his grandchildren. He could be frequently be found at the ice rink in the upper stadium watching his granddaughter and grandson skating or his son refereeing. He loved coaching his kids and grandchildren (from the sidelines), was an honored three sport athlete, graduating from Coyle Cassidy, and served his country proudly as a U.S. Marine. A devoted family man, there was nothing that brought Bob more joy than spending time with his family. In addition to his devoted wife Jane, Bob will be forever missed by his three children, Scott Whittemore, Robyn Whittemore, and Todd Whittemore and his three adoring grand-children Kori, Garrett and Kyle. 

Calling Hours for Mr. Whittemore will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 9:30am to 10:30am in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave, Taunton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Mary’s Church, 114 St. Mary’s Square, Taunton, MA 02780. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. (Facial coverings and social distancing are required at the funeral home and church at all times). A private burial will be held in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, Taunton. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. To sign the guest book (available online only) and to view his tribute page go to All arrangements entrusted to Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Avenue, Taunton. 



January 19, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA 02780

Funeral Mass
January 19, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
114 St. Mary's Square
Taunton, MA 02780

Private Interment

St. Joseph Cemetery
475 East Britannia Street
Taunton, MA 02780


Wounded Warrior Project
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Tel: 1-855-448-3997

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