Robert G. Pond, 95


Robert G. Pond, 95Westborough – Robert G. Pond, 95, passed away peacefully at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. He was the husband of the late M. Winifred (O”Neil) Pond.

Born in Colville, Washington, the son of the late Herbert and Anna (Hamlin) Pond, he was educated in Washington and attended the University of Washington. During World War II, he served with the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Sergeant.

Mr. Pond was employed as general foreman at Wyman-Gordon for many years prior to his retirement.

He was a longtime daily communicant of St. Luke the Evangelist Church; a member of the John Boyle O”Reilly Council 85, Knights of Columbus; volunteered for many years at Beaumont in Westborough; and was an active member of the Senior Center. He also worked part-time as an assistant at the Britton-Summers Funeral Home and was a former member of the VFW.

He is survived by six sons, William H. Pond and his wife Holly of Narragansett, R.I., Robert G. Pond and his wife Lil, of Woodbridge, Va., Richard J. Pond and his wife Nancy of Westborough, Stephen J. Pond and his wife Rose of Northborough, Edward F. Pond and his wife Patricia of Maine, and Martin J. Pond and his wife Vonnie of Wisconsin; six daughters, Maryanna V. Pond of Syria, Constance A. Pillsbury and her husband Donald of Hopkinton, Judith E. Slonka of Wenham, Christine I. Pond of Westborough, Regina M. Carnathan and her husband David of Milton, and Rita J. Garrahan and her husband William of Framingham; one sister, Isabel, of California; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m., in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Luke the Evangelist Church Memorial Fund, 70 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581

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