March 14, 1936 ~ May 29, 2012
Robert E. Hitchcock, 76, of New Haven passed away on May 29, 2012 after a long illness. Born on March 14, 1936 in New Haven to the late William and Helen O'Brien Hitchcock, he leaves his loving wife Catherine Hitchcock; son, Bruce Hitchcock and his wife Susan of Bethany; grandsons, Bruce and Blake Hitchcock of Bethany; sister, Alicia Hitchcock of NH and step-son, Don J. Bierwirth of Shelton. He was predeceased by his two daughters, Sandra and Kimberly Hitchcock. Bob was the president of East Side Cemetery Association for many years. Over thirty years ago he started the Hillcrest Masonry Company in New Haven. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Saturday, June 2nd at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in St. Aedan Church, New Haven at 10:00 a.m. followed by his burial in East Side Burial Grounds, Woodbridge. Friends are also invited to visit with Bob's family on Friday evening from 5 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66775.