On Monday, Februray 19, 2018, Robert (Bob) H. Hines passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Bob was born in New Jersey to Howard and Mildred Hines on May 5, 1935. Bob spent the majority of his life residing in Chicopee and Westfield, MA. Bob was a dedicated partner, father, step-father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and a dear friend to many. Bob is survived by his devoted partner, Denise M. Granger. They spent many happy years together. They were inseperable best friends. They loved to sit and hold hands with one another. Bob is also survived by his two sons, David Hines and his wife, Debra, Daniel Hines and his wife, Joy, as well as two daughter-in-laws, Laurie Hines and Cathy Hines. Bob is also survived by his three step-daughters, Kelly Chevalier and her husband, Ronald, Kimberly Parsons and her husband, Daniel, Michelle Krull and her partner, Anthony. Bob had 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ducharme-Hines, his brother, Kenneth Codding. As well, his two sons, Kevin and Mark Hines.
Bob had many hobbies, but fishing, boating, making airplane models, trains and bird watching were his absolute favorite of all.
Bob was a strong-willed man who worked several jobs finally retiring from Kaman located in CT, as an Helicopter Mechanic. He was by far not a selfish man. He made it a point to ensure that everyone in his life have the very best. Bob would rather go without than to see someone struggle.
Religion and his church were extremely important to Bob. He was often seen reading his Bible in his spare time. He found comfort in reading the word of God. Bob was an Elder of the First Congregational Church of Westfield, MA.
Calling hours will be 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Firtion-Adams Funeral Home of Westfield, MA. A devotion service will be at 11:00 am at the First Congregational Church of Westfield, MA on Saturday, February 24, 2018.
The family would like to express gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Baystate Noble Hospital for the compassionate care.
Should you wish, donations will be accepted in Robert H. Hines' name to the First Congregational Church of Westfield, MA or the American Lung Association.