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Robert A. Sweet, 94

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. —  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

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Dear Helen and Family, I was truly saddened to hear of Bob's passing. He was always a wonderful man to talk with and listen to his great stories. Proud Veteran and honorable service is how he lived his life with family and friends. I thanked him for his Legion serving for Bruce when he passed and had the military honors. They deserve that service and it means so much to the family. Keep your memories close to heart. He was special.
Deepest Sympathy, Caroline George Martel and Family
from: Caroline Martelon: 09-24-2022

Sincere condolences to the family. May god give you peace and provide strength. Thoughts and prayers
from: Brenda McCoyon: 09-23-2022

Helen & family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am sorry I am just reading this today. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
from: Deb Casuscelli Blanchardon: 09-23-2022

A message to our dear neighbors the Sweets.
We are saddened to hear that our dear neighbor has passed. Our thoughts are with you all right now. Growing up on Henderson Road would not have been the same without you. We are thankful for your friendship and support throughout our time spent together on Henderson Road. The “Hill” will never be the same.
Hugs and love from the Getchell Family
from: Robert Getchell on: 09-23-2022

Helen, Pam, Bobby, Jeff and Barb. I'm so sorry for your loss. Alfred was a modest and steadfast man, much like his father Penny. When you really look ,there weren't too many men like him. In the younger days, he always grew a wonderful vegetable garden. He gave me the inspiration to do my own gardening. RIP Alfred.
from: sylvia gentileon: 09-23-2022

So sorry to hear of you loss. Our prayers & hearts are with you at this time.
from: Val & Julie Martellon: 09-23-2022

We are all very sorry for your loss! We hope you find some comfort in knowing that we share your sorrow. He will always be remembered for his many good qualities and kind spirit.
Robin Keller

from: Haley Familyon: 09-23-2022

Fred and I always loved visiting with him. He was so kind and with good stories. Thinking of you all ??
from: Kathi George on: 09-22-2022

To the entire Sweet Family, I am so truly sorry for your loss. He was a good man and I am sure will be sorely missed by your family. May the good memories help ease the pain of his abscence.
Marcia ( Austin)
from: Marcia Tessieron: 09-22-2022

Helen & family - sending my most sincere sympathies to each of you. Helen and Junie always treated me like family. A soft spoken man, very humble but I have so many fond beautiful memories of growing up on Henderson Road. Sending love and light to you ??
from: Kirsten Roccaon: 09-21-2022

So very sorry to hear the news about Bob. My condolences to Helen and family. May memories of his love carry you through this difficult time.
from: Roberta Curranon: 09-21-2022

Helen, so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers.
from: Dawn Luskin Carrier on: 09-21-2022

My condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.???
from: Stanley Kimballon: 09-21-2022

Helen and family,

We are so sorry to hear of Old Bobs passing. He was a wonderful man!!!

Keith & Theresa
from: Theresa & Keith LePicieron: 09-21-2022

I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a great man and I'm proud to have known him all these years.
Sending love to all of you. ??
from: Sheri Stone Cummings on: 09-21-2022

Helen and family,so sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a wonderful, funny, kind man. The "Hill" will never be the same. Alfred will be greatly missed,always loved seeing him at gatherings,bumping into him at Stuart's .Sending our heartfelt sympathy.
from: Phyllis Rhodes,Pat La Valley,Mike Haley Chris LaValleyon: 09-21-2022