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Robert D. Naiva

May 24, 1934 — September 27, 2023

Harvard, Massachusetts

Robert Dean Naiva, age 89, of Harvard, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. He was loving husband of over 60 years to Delores (Thomas) Naiva.

Born in Windsor, Connecticut in 1934, he was the son of the late Edward and Ismanie (Franzoni) Naiva. Robert was raised and educated in Windsor, graduating from his high school in 1952. A few years after receiving his diploma, Robert enrolled at Boston University where he would study liberal arts until graduating in 1956. It was during his studies that Robert would meet the love of his life, Delores. Robert married Delores in 1962, and spent the first few years of their long journey together in Harvard Square, where Robert also continued his studies.

Robert led a colorful lifelong career with Addison Wesley Publishing Company, travelling internationally and all over the US. Among his destinations, Robert had travelled to Japan, China, Africa, and South America. For five years, Robert and Delores lived in London, UK, where he established new branch offices and expanded his company. Upon returning to Reading, MA, Robert had become the Vice President of International Division.

Outside of work, Robert was quite involved with his projects and hobbies. In Bristol, Maine, Robert built a cottage where he and Delores would vacation. Robert spent his free time playing clarinet (which he had continually practiced since high school), recorder, listening to music, golfing, and reading books.

Robert is survived and dearly missed by his loving wife, Delores.

Services for Robert were held on Monday, October 2, 2023.

Arrangements under the care of Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton, MA. (978)-486-3709




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