ROBERT J. VIOLETTE\r\nAUGUST 24,1927 - March 15, 2021\r\n\r\nRobert James Violette of Winslow and Fairfield is now at peace alongside his loving wife of 67 years, Ethel McBeth Violette.\r\n\r\nBorn in Belmont, MA to Louis N and Eva Brilliant Violette, the family soon returned to Fairfield, where Bob would reside for the next 54 years. He attended Lawrence High School, where he excelled at athletics and was the Captain of the football team. \r\n\r\nUpon graduation in 1945 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. While in boot camp, WWII came to an end. Bob was assigned to a transport ship that brought supplies to the troops in now occupied Japan. \r\n\r\nUpon his discharge, he joined his father and brothers in the family business L.N. Violette Co., where he learned the ropes building numerous homes, streets and subdivisions; all of which were built for returning GI's. These streets include Military Ave, Cottage, Crosby and Weeks Streets in Fairfield, in Waterville, Violette Ave and Mathews Ave. In the 1960's and 1970's, Bob was instrumental in the growth of the business; commercial construction became its mainstay. Numerous schools, churches and banks built in the greater Waterville area and beyond, were constructed under his direction and as a result of his ingenuity and tenacity. Often times engineering firms would call upon him for advice, his knowledge and practical experience. \r\n\r\nBob was also very civic minded, and was an active member of the Fairfield School Board and Kiwanis Club. He served on the Board of Directors of Goodwill Hinckley and the Waterville Homeless Shelter. He supported the Lawrence High Football program for many years, and later was honored to be a recipient of the Bulldog Award. \r\n\r\nTo Bob nothing was more important than his family. He gave his unconditional love and support to his seven children, 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Many fond memories remain of time spent together at the Sugarloaf chalet and at his beloved camp on China Lake and vacationing in the Bahamas. \r\n\r\nBob leaves behind a son David (Sandy) of Winslow, Gary of Norridgewock, Kevin (Kathy) of Fairfield, Joel (Patty) of Fairfield, Peter (Jean) of Clinton, Todd (Lisa) of Winslow and daughter Donna (Pat) of Falmouth. \r\n\r\nDue to covid restrictions, a private family mass will be held in Bobs honor. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to the Children's Home for Little Wanderers Christmas fund, or a local food bank of your choosing.