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Robert Znob Snay

January 6, 1935 — March 25, 2018

Robert Znob Snay passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 25th at 11:30pm after a long illness.
Robert is survived by his wife Nancy and half sister Betty Ann. His sisters Stella and Betty predeceased him.

Robert has three children and five grand children:
Debra Forsberg of Littleton Ma (daughter)
Erik Forsberg of Littleton MA (son in law)
Kirsten Forsberg-Bordieri of Medford MA (grand daughter)
Colleen Bordieri of Medford MA (grand daughter in law)
Alexander Forsberg of Littleton MA (grandson)
Erika Forsberg of Littleton Ma (grand daughter)
Ann Marie Racicot of Rockdale MA (daughter)
Noah Racicot of Rockdale MA (grandson)
Naomi Racicot of Rockdale MA (grand daughter)
William Snay of Linwood MA (son)

Robert is also survived by many nieces and nephews who have held him lovingly in their thoughts throughout his illness.

Robert enjoyed fishing with his son William. He enjoyed watching hockey with his daughter Ann Marie and was an avid Bruins fan. He was always fascinated with electronics and enjoyed repairing televisions with his daughter Deb. He loved music and enjoyed spending time with his dogs. Nancy, Robert's wife of 57 years, enjoyed baking Robert's favorite desserts. Over the years evening card games and long talks over coffee or tea at their home where Robert's sister (Stella Farland) and nieces (Sharon Christian and Sheila Denault) would often join in were high points. Robert's son in law, Erik, remembers fondly earnest conversations and explorations of Robert's workshop in Whitinsville. Robert's granddaughter Kirsten fondly recalls taking weekend trips to stay with her grandparents. Her grandfather always kept her laughing with his mischievous humor and his ability to poke fun at himself. She holds dear her memories of him playing with their family dogs and teaching her how to be a responsible and loving pet owner. She will miss his passion for music, his excitement for finding an old or forgotten record, and his unwavering love of the Bruins. Robert's grandson Alexander remembers fondly working on grandpa's computer. Robert also enjoyed gambling especially scratch tickets and slot machines.

Robert's work life began with Lynch's Pharmacy and Fountain in Uxbridge where he was a fountain server. He learned how to make amazing root beer floats, to the future delight of his children. He also worked at Cuffer Brothers, a paper mill, where he miraculously survived a serious industrial accident; leaving him with a few scars and a very interesting story to tell. Through the Manpower program Robert was educated into the electronic technician field. He went on to work many wonderful years at Digital Equipment Corporation in Maynard Massachusetts where Robert was a lead scheduler for the prototype model shop. After his retirement from Digital Equipment Corporation, Robert worked for a time at CVS where he was a cashier.

Robert's passing comes at the conclusion of a long battle with COPD complicated by lung cancer.

Services for Robert are private. His family is planning a tree planting in his memory.

Suggested Charitable Donations:
American Lung Association

Sterling Shelter

Blackstone Valley Education Foundation


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