Air Force veteran Ernest F. Robillard, Jr., of Central Falls, dies at 91
Tuesday 08 June 2021
Ernest F. Robillard, Jr, 91, of Dexter Street, Central Falls, died on Monday June 7, 2021 at Orchard View Manor, East Providence.
He was the beloved husband of Jeannette B. (Demeule) Robillard. Mr. and Mrs. Robillard had been married for sixty-six years.
Born in Pawtucket, son of the late Ernest F. Robillard and Eleanor (Whittaker) Hayes, he had lived in Central Falls since 1954.
Mr. Robillard served in the US Air Force for twenty-one years during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring with the rank of Master Sgt. After his military service, he worked as a baker for the old Nissen Bakery in Central Falls.
He was a member of the former Eugene T. Lefebvre Post, VFW, Central Falls, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). An avid bowler, he competed in the Senior Olympics. He was a communicant from Holy Spirit Ward in Central Falls.
Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Theresa Bennett, and her husband Bruce, of New York, Elaine Walek of Central Falls, Diane McGee and her husband James of Central Falls, and Estelle Beaudette, and her husband Daniel, of Jamestown; one son, Michael Robillard of Central Falls; one sister, Gail Haile of Nebraska; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Olive Lello, Audrey Demeule, Eileen Jutras and Daniel Robillard.
A Christian funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Spirit Parish, 1030 Dexter Street, Central Falls.
Parents and friends are invited and can call on Fridays, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bellows funeral chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.
Private interment will be held at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter.
Instead of flowers, contributions in his memory to the DAV, 380 Westminster Mall, Providence, RI 02903 would be appreciated.
For directions and guestbook please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ernest F. Robillard, Jr., please visit flower shop.