Robert Major
Robert Major
Robert Major
Robert Major
Robert Major
Robert Major

Obituary of Robert J. Major

Robert J. Major, , 89, a longtime resident of Red Hook, NY, passed away on Thursday, December 17th, 2020 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY. Born on December 21, 1930, in Keene, NH, he was the son of the late Albert and Exeline Major. He was a graduate of Keene High School. He served in the United State Marine Corp during the Korean War. He completed tech school as part of this service at DeVry Technical Institute and also served as a technical instructor. Robert and Edith were married on November 27, 1954 in Derry, NH, and she survives at home. For over 36 years and until his retirement, Robert worked as an Electrical Engineer with IBM. He also was a member of the IBM 1/4 Century Club Robert was a communicant of St. Christopher's Church in Red Hook, NY, was a member of their Holy Name Society. He also taught CCD religion classes. He volunteered at the Red Hook Fire Company and served as a Boy Scout Leader. Bob enjoyed working with wood- he was an accomplished cabinetmaker and enjoyed making scrollwork pieces. In addition to his wife of 66 years, he is survived by his loving children, Anita (Anthony) Grimaldi, Donna Major, Robert "Jim" Major, Karen (Daniel) Devens, Mary (James) Coon, and Christine (Michael) Major; his siblings, Caroline Desrosiers, and Norman Major; sixteen grandchildren; twenty four great grandchildren; along with extended family and friends. Two sons, Thomas Major, and John Major, a sister, Claire Perkins, and a brother, Donald Major predeceased him. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 21, 2020 at St. Christopher's Church, Red Hook, NY- in celebration of his 90th birthday. Inurnment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY. For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit
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11:00 am
Monday, December 21, 2020
St. Christopher's Church
7411 S. Broadway
Red Hook, New York, United States
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