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Robert J. Potvin, 89

STAMFORD, Vt. —  Robert Joseph Potvin, 89 of Stamford, VT died on Wednesday October 6, 2021 at his home.

He was born in Chicopee, MA on July 26, 1932, a son of Ernest Joseph and Rosalie (Landry) Potvin. He came to North Adams at an early age and attended the former Notre Dame Parochial School. He graduated from Drury High School.

Robert served in the Mass. National Guard. He was first employed as a tool & die maker at General Electric Co and Sprague Electric Co for a few years. Robert then founded and operated the Potvin Lumber Co. saw mill in Stamford for many years until his retirement.

He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Bob loved God and enjoyed spending time with family, gardening and reading.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Estelle (Robert) Potvin whom he married on August 7, 1954; four daughters- Denise (James) Rondeau; Diane (Nathan) Finney; and Linda (David) Orton, all of Stamford, VT and Julie (John) Forbes of Wentzville, MO; and three sons- Laurence R. Potvin; Mark E. Potvin and Daniel J. (Jane) Potvin, all of Stamford, VT. He also leaves 23 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Two brothers are deceased including Ernest Potvin and Philip Potvin.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Robert Potvin will be celebrated Saturday October 9, 2021 at 11:30 AM at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Adams. Burial will be Stamford, VT. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA are Friday from 4-7 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Elizabeth Church in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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So sorry to hear about Bob. May God bless you and your family and know that Bob is in the loving hands of God.

from: Sandy & Dennis Zepkaon: 10-12-2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a nice man and I have many fond memories with my cousins. RIP Bob
from: Beth Collier Bramanon: 10-09-2021

Bob was a great man and I have many fond memories at his house with my cousins. Rip Bob
from: Beth Collier Bramanon: 10-09-2021

We all knew this day was coming and while sad I can't help to feel he beat the heck out of death.He must have decided ok I will go.Bob was a great man and he and Kathie created a great family.I'm sure that my brother Steve will be there to greet him because just like Bob he loved that sawmill and the Potvin family.My prayers for you all.Thank you Bob for all the great memories and the giving so many of us the means to support our families and so much more 🙏Rest in peace.
from: Mark A Cahoonon: 10-08-2021

So Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
from: PHILIP VIVORIon: 10-08-2021

I will always the many memories of Bob and Cathy and all of his family and my Dad and Mom and my sisters and brother and all the great times we shared as we were growing up. love you all. love Kathy Duffy Gazaille

from: katherine gazailleon: 10-08-2021

I am filled with great sadness to hear of my godfathers passing. I have such fond memories of the Stamford life and family gatherings. My love and prayers go out to all the Potvins.
Much love,
Breck xo
from: Breck Bakeron: 10-08-2021

To Dan and your family please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences.
from: john giffordon: 10-08-2021

It was with great sadness to hear of this great mans passing. I have so many great memories of him in my life. I am send my prayers to the whole family. He will be greatly misses.
from: Susan Dubeon: 10-08-2021

Thinking of the family. Love and prayers.
from: Sue Spoffordon: 10-07-2021