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GARDNER; Robert (Bob) P. Salafia, 81 years young originally from Leominster, died Friday January 7, 2022 in his home. He is survived by his son Christopher S. Salafia and his fiancé Tina L. Cormier of Gardner; daughter Colleen K. Salafia of Leominster; predeceased by his ex-wife “the love of his life” Kathryn E. Hastings of Leominster, son Daniel Salafia of St. Petersburg, Florida and predeceased son, Robert Jr. Salafia of St. Petersburg, Florida. Bob survived some amazing grandchildren; Joseph C. Salafia, Jenna A. Salafia, Timothy C. Salafia, Caitlin J. Salafia, Jazmin P. Salabarria, Ronald Salafia, Nicholas Salafia, Melissa Rivard and predeceased Benjamin Salafia.
Robert (Bob) was born on May 12, 1940, in Leominster, MA son of Paul Salafia and Mary Salafia and had lived in Leominster most of his life. Bob was the third to the youngest, predeceased by 7 brothers and 5 sisters with two survived brothers Raymond and wife Donna Salafia of Lincoln, NB and Leo Salafia of Leominster. Bob was gifted with many talents, he was hardworking, self-taught, determined, and wise. Christ was his passion and he learned what he could do to become a better servant for him over the years. He enjoyed a good challenge and in his earlier years, he owned and operated several businesses over the decades starting out as a building contractor, owning many homes and income properties and a rest home. He always had much pride in working and building something for others, he could figure out anything. He loved to eat, go fishing, or visit with family and friends. He really loved his animals and his bible studies; he was looking forward to the Kingdom. He enjoyed watching sports like football, horse racing or pool, especially when it came to the underdog no matter the odds, he was rooting for that come from behind win! He was always available to whoever needed him, he will be surely missed.
Dad we were so privileged to be with you all these years guiding us with your passion for the Truth!
We will all miss that laugh and your jokes, your storytelling, your wit, your charm, and your smooth singing and yes, your aroma full Italian cooking, so good! You reflected pure strength to us because your struggles were developed, you never surrendered to any hardships, you taught us all how to overcome and never give up. We all Love you Dad, Pappy, Pops, Pop-Pop, Friend…RIP, Christ in you!