Robert T. Kent

Robert T. Kent

October 27th, 1936 November 24th, 2019

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Obituary for Robert T. Kent

KENT, Robert T., of Brockton, died after a long illness. Bob recently celebrated his 83rd birthday. Bob was born in Somerville, MA to the late Henry and Helen Kent. He spent his childhood in Cambridge, attended the Sleeper School and St. John’s High School. He worked his way through Boston College and graduated with a B.S. degree. He also attended Bridgewater State College, University of Connecticut, and Boston University finishing with a Master’s Degree plus 52 hours. He taught History for 38 years at Milton High School. While at Milton High School, Bob was the Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track coach and his teams won multiple championships. He volunteered countless hours on the School Committee, Negotiating, Grievance, and Teacher Betterment Committee. He was active at St. Edwards Church serving on the School Committee, Finance Board, and Debt Reduction Committee. Bob was a 20 year volunteer at My Brother’s Keeper, working on dispatching and processing. He also worked part-time at the Brockton Family and Community Resources, Inc. Bob was honored in June with the “Excellence in Human Services Award” for his significant impact in the Greater Brockton community.

Bob leaves behind his daughters, Suzanne, Alison and her husband David Foster, Stacey Pelton and the late Christine Kent. He was “Gramps” to his beloved grandchildren, Emily and her husband Brendan Barry, Daniel Foster and his fiancé Emma Hall, Julia Foster, Melanie Foster and Kyle Pelton. He is survived by his loving sister, Florence Mountain and her husband Charles and his special sister-in-law, Carol Kent, many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Henry A. and Richard Kent.

Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (Rt123) Brockton on Saturday, November 30th at 9:00AM followed by a funeral mass in St. Edith Stein Church, 71 East Main St., Brockton at 10:00AM. Interment will follow in Melrose Cemetery, Brockton. Calling hours in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home on Friday, November 29th from 4:00-7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to My Brother’s Keeper, P.O. Box 338, Easton, MA 02356.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 29th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Russell & Pica Funeral Home - Brockton
    165 Belmont Street
    Brockton, MA
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    Friday, November 29th, 2019
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saint Edith Stein
    71 E Main Street
    Brockton, MA
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    Saturday, November 30th, 2019
  • Interment

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 |
    Melrose Cemetery
    88 N Pearl Street
    BROCKTON, Massachusetts
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    Saturday, November 30th, 2019

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Debra Kent

My Uncle will be missed not only by me and my family but by all the lives he touched. While volunteering, I remember how much he enjoyed the work he was doing and how impressed I was with his committment to the community he served. He was a wise man, an educator and I will miss his words of advice and those fun card games!
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Carol Kent

So many memories, so much fun throughout the past 57 years, enjoying all the holidays, going to Maine to see Flo and was on these trips up to Maine that Bob and I had our best conversations...talked non stop for 2 1/2 hours. Not to mention, those great card games after every dinner no matter what house we were at. Family meant a lot to Bob and he will be missed, not only by me, but by all who had the privilege to know him. Love you. Carol
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