Robert G. 'Rambo' Civitelli, 45, husband of Kathryn Sabol Civitelli, father of Marissa Civitelli, step father of Michael Forish. Son of Arthur and Dorothy Civitelli. Brother of David and Arthur Civitelli, Jr. Robert was a lifelong Cheshire resident, graduated from Cheshire HS is 1982 and enjoyed sports in the Cheshire Athletic leagues. He was employed by the CT Dept. of Corrections for 12 years and also was an executive chef at several area restaurants. Friends may visit with his family on Thursday Nov. 5, from 6-8pm at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. A prayer service will be at 8pm. Interment will be private.

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  1. He played with Arisco farms basketball and we had some great times playing against him. He will be greatly missed. Rob cooked for our reception. You have my deepest sympathy on his loss. Here’s looking up to you Rob!!! Tim Pattison

  2. I am deeply saddened to hear this.. I am so sorry for this loss.. I have some great memories that go way way back about Robert. .Earth has no pain that heaven cannot heal. God rest your soul Robert

  3. I worked with Robert in DOC until my retirement in 2001 and remember him as a funny and good natured person. My condolences to the family and friends. Rest In Peace Rambo, you will be missed.

  4. Marissa and Family- I was so saddened to hear of your dad’s death. May your many wonderful memories strengthen you and bring you peace.

  5. Mr. & Mrs. We are so sorry to read about Robby. He was a lovely boy and man. We enjoyed many of his meals at Town Line Restaurant. Condolences to his Family. Ruth and Bob Dryfoos

  6. Rob was my high school classmate and one of the most passionate and intense people I’ve ever known. He would love you and joke with you off the court but when he stepped between the lines it was 100% all out domination he sought and often achieved. I always loved that about him. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and I hope you find the strength to take his .Lions Heart. commitment with you in all your future endeavors.

  7. . Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside of us while we live.. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Civitelli family and all that had the opportunity to spend precious time with Robert–(my cousin). I will never forget my time that I got to spend with him.. Robert Alan Larson

  8. Bobby was a great friend.We worked together at Westview Restaurant in Southington.I used to say Rambi,ready for the big nite.He did the saute,and I worked the Broiler. I’m gonna miss the Big Guy”

  9. I met Robert a year ago. He had a wonderful sense of humor with a contagious laugh. My condolences to his family. He’ll be missed by many.

  10. I went to Cheshire HS with Rob and will always remember him as very outgoing and personable to be around, I was shocked to hear of his passing today and my prayers go out to his family and friends. – John Keefe

  11. I’m so deeply sorry to hear about the loss of Rob. I knew Rob since elementary school and while I haven’t seen him in many years, he will not be forgotten. Love, Deb

  12. kathy i’m so deeply sorry 4 your sudden premature loss:anything you & your family need please don’t hesitate.steve(mountain bike rider from downtown new haven:203.675.8520)

  13. My cousin Rob was one of the kindess people I’ve known. He had a hugh heart and an enormous capacity for love. He adored his daughter and would do anything for her. I will miss him very much

  14. uncle Art, Aunt Dottie,and family. I was shocked to hear of Roberts passing. My thoughts are with all of you. love your neice Theresa

  15. We are so sad for all of you. We of course knew Rob as a young boy and teenager, and he was part of a very special family. Our love and prayers are with you all.

  16. Dear Dorothy and Art, Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your son. My Scott and Rob went to school together and he was devastated when he heard the news. He lives in Shrewsbury, MA and was away much of yesterday and was unable to attend. Our hearts go out to both of you and to Robs family. With Sympathy, George and Barbara Cutler and Scott

  17. Dear Marissa and family, I am so sorry about your loss. Your Dad was so proud of you Marissa. You could see it in his eyes everytime he looked at you. He loved watching you play softball. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Rodgers Family

  18. Dear uncle Art, aunt Dottie, and family—-I wish there was something we could do or say–but know our prayers are with all of you—in sympathy and love, nicky and family—

  19. I am so deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Rob. He was a member of our class of 1982 that will never be forgotten! Rest in peace Rob………my thoughts and prayers are with you, Janine Koukos

  20. Robert worked with me at the Town Line Restaurant. He was a good man with a big heart. He will be missed. Chris Skabardonis Former Town Line Restaurant

  21. Dear Kathy and Family- I was shocked to hear of Rob’s passing. My Mom and Dad (now also departed) aka .Bonnie and Bob. always enjoyed his company and their conversations. I am sure they will be sharing and once again enjoying some lively converations now with him up above. Michelle (Morin) Tarca

  22. Dear Kathryn, Marissa & Family: I wish to extend my deepest condolences in hearing of Rob’s passing. Rob & I were friendly in high school, played football together and enjoyed many memorable times together in & out of school. He had a great passion for life, family and his trade. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this most difficult time. With sympathy, Jon Patrucco

  23. To Kathy, Marissa, Michael, Dottie & Art, David & Junior & family; So sorry, I was just devastated, shocked to read the obit of Rob. (I was just browsing the Cheshire, Ct News, I don’t know, I felt something just pushing me to browse, from where I am in the Phillippines). I gonna miss you Rob, thank you for our nice 7 christmas up in Ct. with Uncle Larry. we also had fun summertime in Florida with your family. I gonna miss you. Art & Dot & family. you are in my thoughts & prayers.. . Cindy Larson – Phillippines

  24. Hello Uncle Art, Aunt Dottie, David, Junior and the rest of the family, Robert will never be forgotten. I know he is in a great place –God Bless

  25. My goodness, what a complete shock! I was looking up the obituary of Don Ibson and discovered this sad news. I am so sorry to hear this….had some great childhood memories to reflect on. Our hearts go out to all family and friends of Rob. Dawn and Barbro Brainerd

  26. Dear Rob, I miss you more and more each day and every day I pray for you and your family. Happy Birthday!!!

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