Robert C. Haid

Robert C. Haid, 70, of West Warwick, Rhode Island and Lake Wales, Florida died Sunday December 20th at Winter Haven Hospital (FL) with his family, including his wife who cared for him for many years, by his side. He was a teacher for the Coventry School System for 30 years teaching Junior High and High School English. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Clifton and Rose (McGloin) Haid. He grew up in Warwick, graduated from Pilgrim High School and received Undergraduate and Masters Degrees from Rhode Island College. He was a Boy Scout, and later served as a Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack - Gaspee Plateau. He enjoyed educating, and was a CCD Instructor for St. Peter’s Parish in Warwick for many years. He is survived by his loving and caring family whom he loved dearly including his wife of 47 years, Jean (Gariepy) Haid, son Christopher and his wife Christa, cherished sister Patricia, and three beautiful grandchildren whom he adored, Carter, Brennan, and Camden. Besides his family, he loved traveling and most of all gardening, spending several hours each day amongst his gardens and flowers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00am in St. Gregory the Great Church 360 Cowesett Road Warwick. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00-7:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Robert’s name be made to Dystonia Medical Research Foundation One East Wacker Drive Suite 2810 Chicago, Illinois 60601

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Sue & Moe Renaud - 12/24/2015

Chris, Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family today and the coming days as you walk through this sad time. Love, Sue

Sharon and Paul Luongo - 12/24/2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

albert martin & julia monticelli - 12/26/2015

Jean, we are sorry for your loss

Donna and Tom Francis - 12/26/2015

Jean and Family, We have so many fond memories of Bobby. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our deepest sympathy.

Adrienne GArriepy - 12/26/2015

Dearest Uncle Bob,
And truly I mean, dearest. You were the finest man I ever knew: kind, amiable, generous, sweet, and gentle, a true gentleman. Your students of Coventry High will sorely miss you when they know you are gone.
Aunt Jeannie, I know you will miss the man and that he was ill with things for a while, but now you he'll be with my dad in a better place without suffering. As for you, keep strong and we'll try to make it to see you at the wake me and Big Momma if she is up to it.

Karen (Bailey) Bellucci - 12/26/2015

Jeannie, I'm sorry so to learn of Bobby's passing. It's been years since we've all seen each other; but I have fond memories of when we were all young, carefree, newly married,along with the noise and rowdiness at large family gatherings. I experienced the same loss 3 years ago and can tell you that your memories will be what helps you smile again. Keep those memories close to your heart in the days ahead. My best, your cousin Karen

Noreen Clancy - 12/26/2015

I will miss my best cousin so much. I will always remember all the fun times we had growing up. Prayers for you Jean and your Family. Love Nor and Family.

Carolyn Chirnside - 12/26/2015

I taught with Bob for many years and know what an inspiration he was to students and to colleagues. He had the gift of laughter which he shared on a daily basis. His passing is truly a loss.

Ellen (Comey) Bennett - 12/26/2015

I remember Bob from both Pilgrim High School and from teaching in Coventry...always a gentleman,so kind in spirit and with a ready smile & laugh. I'm sure he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Carrolle Rinaldi - 12/26/2015

Pat, I am so sorry about the loss of your brother, imagine 30 years a teacher! And I'm sure a much loved brother. I'm keeping you in my prayers. Sincerely, Carrolle Rinaldi

Lorraine Botts - 12/27/2015

So sorry for your loss. I graduated from Pilgrim High with Bob. As it says in our yearbook....I will remember little things. I will remember crowded cafeterias and lost library passes. I will remember showcases full of silly Santa Clauses and a shining canopy in a brave December sun. I will remember an endless corridor - now silent, now noisy. And then...then I will reawaken my memory and remember you. God Bless Bob and his family.

Bridget Morgan - 12/27/2015

Jean and family,
Having taught with Bob for may years, I know what a genuine caring person he was who was truly respected by his colleagues. Even in his illness, Bob remained a gentleman and you,Jean,have been a loving soul mate and caretaker.He will long be remembered fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of great loss.
Bridget Morgan

Octave and Ellie Aguiar - 12/28/2015

Jean, we were saddened to hear of Bobby's passing. I have many wonderful memories and I am so glad that he was part of our family. I will always remember his wonderful smile and sense of humor. Lovesya

Diane Boezi - 12/28/2015

Jean, Patti and Chris,

I was so saddened to hear of Bobby's passing. He has been part of my life since I was born and it seems unimaginable that he won't be at the next gathering of family. He was always a gentleman, kind and loving. I will miss my cousin. RIP Bobby

Becky Sprague - 12/28/2015

Jean, I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. What a good and sweet man. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself and may fond memories sustain you. Peace,Becky

Gail Proulx - 12/29/2015

I taught with Bob for years and saw what a kind, thoughtful man he was, as well as an excellent teacher. He was a great help to me when I returned to CHS after staying home with my children. His sense of humor was a gift to us, especially in our department. Jean, my prayers are with you, Chris and his family.

Joe Fournier - 12/29/2015

Jean and family, I taught with Bob for many years and really got to know him when we were roommates for a week at a URI workshop many years ago. I always felt that we were good friends after that experience, My wife and I will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Dianne DelPonte - 01/02/2016

Jean, sorry to hear of Bob's passing, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

David Keene - 03/10/2016

Rest in peace Mr.Haid. I will always remember the support and encouragement you provided me on my path to becoming an Eagle Scout with Troop 49 Lakewood.

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