Robert Neil Alsworth, 89, of 45 Washington Street, Plainville, MA, died surrounded by his loving family, on March 4, 2013 in the Serenity Hill Nursing Home in Wrentham. He was the dear husband of the late Virginia (Holmes) Alsworth and the late Lois (Stafford) Alsworth.
Born in Buffalo, NY, on March 4, 1924, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Jessie (Gould) Alsworth. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan, and had served in the United States Navy during the Second World War.
Prior to his retirement in 1988, he had worked as the Director of Housing at Boston University. He had been employed there for more than twenty years and had served the University well.
A Wrentham resident since 1959, he had been a former Deacon and Church Committeeman, at the Original Congregational Church where he was a proud member. He was a longtime member of the Church Fair Committee, and was the Chairman of the Building Committee for the new Fiske Public Library in Wrentham. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity and held his membership at the St. Alban’s Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Foxboro, where he was also a Past Worshipful Master of the Lodge. He was a member of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and was long a Bibliophile.
He is survived by his loving children, Eugene and his wife Martha Alsworth of Plainville, Marsha and her husband Michael Patterson of Walnut Creek, CA, and Carla Alsworth of Windsor, CA. He was the devoted grandfather of Keri Dickenson of Franklin, Todd Alsworth of Framingham, Brayden Patterson of Walnut Creek, CA, Marleigh Patterson of Walnut Creek, CA, Nehemiah Wilder of Woodland, CA, Mahalath Nathe of Petaluma, CA, and Keturah Alsworth of Sudbury, and of eight great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of his Life, to be held on Friday, March 15, 2013, in the Sanctuary of the Original Congregational Church, East Street at Dedham Streets, Route 1A at Route 140, Wrentham Centre at 11 AM.
Donations in his memory may be made to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.
Arrangements are in the care of Richard Ross and the RJ Ross Funeral Home, Wrentham Centre.