Robert "Bob" Blighton, 62, passed away Monday, July 20, 2009, in Suffield, Conn.
The Blighton family will receive relatives and friends at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels 43 Shaker Rd. Enfield from 4-7 p.m. Friday July 24, 2009.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday July 25, 2009 in The First Church of Christ Congregational, 81 High St. Suffield.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Services in Iowa are pending.
Bob was born on April 3, 1947 in Emmetsburg, the son of the late Ernest and Florence (Whalen) Blighton and had resided in Suffield for the past 21 years. After attending and graduating from high school in Ruthven, Bob went on to serve his country honorably with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following his discharge he began working for Tom's Plumbing and Heating where he acquired his journeyman's license. Soon after he would open his own business, Blighton Plumbing and Heating in Spencer. Through his eight years in Connecticut he was employed by Crest Mechanical of Hartford. After a brief period with Boulanger's Plumbing and Heating of Easthampton, Mass., Bob's career path brought him to Action Air Systems in Manchester, Conn. Over the past 12 years he dedicated himself to estimating and managing commercial construction projects for Action Air. Bob had many contributions to Suffield Little League and was also an active volunteer for Suffield Travel Soccer. Other charitable endeavors included assisting his wife with annual auctions held by the Suffield Foundation for Excellent Schools. Bob was a member of The First Church of Christ Congregational.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Joe Blighton; two infant brothers; and a nephew, Brian Jacobsen.
Bob is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Thomson) Blighton; son, Andrew T. Blighton of Boston; daughter, Christal A. Blighton and son, Scott E. Blighton -- both of Suffield; brother, Ray Blighton and his wife, Vivian of Wellington, Colo.; and a sister, Linda Larson and her husband, Todd of Randolf, Wis.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance 205 Bridge St. Suffield, CT 06078 or the Suffield Little League C/O Bill Clark P.O. Box 724 Suffield, CT 06078.