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.

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  1. I am very sorry to hear of the passing of a wonderful man. I consider Bob a very good friend of mine and will miss him and his terrific sense of humor very much. God Bless

  2. I last talked with Bob at the Retirees outing. We had a good working relationship. He was fun to be with. I am very sorry for your loss.

  3. Mrs Cleary and the Cleary Family, I was assigned to Engine 15 and worked with Bob for several years. I have never met anyone who was as straight forward and as pleasant as Bob. He will be missed by many of us retired firefighters. I last visited Bob in Meriden a little over a year ago, I got his new address in Pheonix and had planned on looking him up the next time I was there. Please accept my deepest sympathy, Bob was a great guy. Sincerely, John Losty

  4. Ray and Joe, Bob & I, and our family extend our deepest sympathy to you and your families on the loss of your Dad. We will see you on Saturday. Bob & Geri and Family

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