SUTTON –Robert “Bob” A. Bachand, 82, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on December 5.
Bob was predeceased by his wife of 55 years Crystal. He leaves his three children, Bonnie George and her partner Scott Feher of Elk Grove, CA, Jay Bachand and his wife, Sally Jo of Charlton and Joelle Hayes and her husband, Joey of Douglas; five grandchildren, Nathaniel and Jacob George (who lovingly referred to him as “Mustache”), Lukus Bachand, Robert Hayes and Katie Hayes; his brother Alfred (Freddie) Bachand and sister-in-law Susan Bachand and their children and grandchildren.
Bob grew up in Southbridge and graduated from Southbridge High and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMASS. He played football for both his alma maters and was a member of the Alpha Tau Gamma fraternity. As a young man, Bob achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. After graduation from college Bob ran his own dairy farm before managing Agway and other farm and garden stores. Bob loved farming, gardening and working, playing and cooking outdoors. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Family will celebrate and remember his life privately. Please remember Bob in your own way.