Robert Alfred Sweet, 94, of Williamstown, died on the hill where he was born and raised on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of Ernest and Cynthia (Elmers) Sweet.
Robert attended Broad Brook School and Williamstown High School. He served in the U. S. Army and was a decorated veteran of the Korean War. When he returned home he worked for 30 years at General Cable and then for 20 years for the Highway Department for the Town of Williamstown.
Robert married the former Helen Johnson on June 25, 1955 and together they raised their five loving children on Henderson Road.
Robert was active in local veterans affairs as a member of the Board of Directors of the Turner House and held the office of Commander, as well as other positions at the Williamstown American Legion, Post 152. He was also a member of the White Oaks Congregational Church.
Robert loved to attend parties and picnics, especially family gatherings. He had a team of draft horses and he enjoyed watching the horse pulls at the Cummington Fair. He also enjoyed sitting on his front porch and watching the birds.
Robert is survived by his loving wife Helen; two daughters, Pamela Stone and Barbara Sweet, both of Pownal, VT and two sons, Jeffrey Sweet and Robert Sweet, both of Williamstown. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Karen Sweet in 1975, as well as his brother, William Sweet, and sister, Eunice Schlief.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Robert Sweet will be Friday, September 23, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at the White Oaks Congregational Church, 480 White Oaks Road, Williamstown, MA. Burial with full military honors will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Calling hours will take place at the White Oaks Congregational Church prior to the service from 11:00 AM – 1:00 P.M. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.