Robert Compeau, 74, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY – Robert Compeau passed away the morning of Nov. 28, 2022. He was 74 years old.

Robert was born on Jan. 19, 1948, in Watertown, the son of Albert and Rosemary Compeau. He graduated from Indian River Central School in 1966 and attended Jefferson Community College for a year before being drafted into the Army for four years, spending most of the time deployed to Germany.

On Aug. 14, 1971, he married Marsha Fitzgerald at Emmanuel Congregational Church, Watertown.

He worked for Rutland Hills then started a career and retired from Jefferson Concrete of Watertown, NY.

Surviving besides his mother, Rosemary Patchen, are his two children, Trevor Compeau, Watertown, and Tammy and Bill Arnold of Paulsbo, Washington; six grandchildren, Kearston Wiggins, Shayne Arnold, Brianna Arnold, Brooke Arnold, Searra Arnold, Brennon Arnold; four great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Ronan, Kingsley and Sienna; a sister, Stacy Compeau Williams, Savanna, NY; a half-brother Marty Patchen, Irondequoit, NY; a half-sister, Sue Vansteen, Savanna, NY; along with nieces and nephews.

Robert was predeceased by his wife, Marsha, his father, Albert, and a sister, Sharon.

Robert enjoyed bowling, fishing, golfing, NASCAR, and spending time with his cats.

A private burial will be held at the convenience of his family in the spring of 2023.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

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