September 11, 1943 ~ January 27, 2002
Robert Charles Cleary MERIDEN - Robert Charles Cleary, 58, formerly of 264 Kensington Ave., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was the husband of Linda Cleary. Born in Springfield, MA on Sept. 11, 1943, he was the son of the late Roy A. and Jean Peterson and was a graduate of Enfield High School. Before his retirement, he was a lieutenant in the City of Hartford Fire Department, Engine Co. 7, after which he was employed by Canberra Industries for several years. He was a member of the Meriden Police Benevolent Association, the Hartford Fire Emerald Society, the Hartford Fire Department Benevolent Association, the Hartford Fire Fighters Retirees Association and the Hartford Police and Fire Fighters Protection Association. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Cheryl Cleary of Phoenix, AZ and Joseph and Stephanie Cleary of Oak Grove, MI, a brother, Carl Peterson of Brooklyn, CT, one granddaughter, Nicole and two great-grandchildren, Colton and Preston all of Phoenix. The funeral will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.