Hearts Love 24

Robert A. Dineen

November 17, 1933 ~ April 16, 2021 (age 87)


Robert A. Dineen, 87


“Have I told you about the time….”


One April 16, 2021, we had to say goodbye to the greatest true story teller of our time – Robert “Bobby” Angus Dineen.  He left to join the love of his life, Gloria (Gervais) Dineen in heaven.


Bobby was born in November 17, 1933 to Harry and Mary (Shaw) Cole Dineen.  He was the tenth of twelve children born to this family and is the tenth child joining his parents in heaven.  He leaves his older sister, Margaret Grzywacz and his younger brother, Bernard Dineen.


Bobby had a life-long obsession with cars and while not a paid mechanic, he worked on more models than many in the trade.  He could tell you stories about some of his driving and racing experiences that would make you wonder how he ever made it to age 87! 


Bobby was a hard worker and earned his living in many ways over the years.  He was a farmer, a factory worker, a brick and concrete mason, a lumber delivery driver, and a tractor trailer driver!  His work ethic brought him much respect and many life-long friends.


His true passion in life however, was his family!   He leaves behind all six of his children – Cheri (Terry) Couture, Barbie (Dan) Clark, John Dineen, Doug Dineen, Lisa Gravel, and Kevin Dineen.  He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Gloria in 2011, as well as his son-in-law, Dan Gravel, and daughter-in-law, Tina Dineen.  His 6 children gave him 15 grandchildren (1 deceased), and 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild on the way!  He also leaves many nieces, nephews, and cousins who love him dearly.


Bobby and Gloria didn’t have much money, but they lived rich, full lives.  The family traveled many back roads of New England and the East Coast visiting family, stopping at tag sales, checking out old cars, dipping in a local swimming hole, and just enjoying the beauty of nature all around them!  Pilgrim Baptist Church and its members enhanced the Dineen family with their love, prayers, family-oriented activities, teachings, celebrations, and inclusiveness. 


Bobby lived his life with no regrets.  He made sure his entire family knew how much he loved and treasured each and every one of them.  He made friends feel like family and always found something special in each person he met.  This HUGE family will forever miss this mischievous, twinkling blue-eyed, kindest man… who left us with his stories and memories to last a lifetime!! Rest peacefully gentle soul. 


Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware is assisting his family with arrangements. 


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