Mr. Robert A. Groves III

  • Born: December 5, 1932
  • Died: February 16, 2018
  • Location: Dalton, Massachusetts

Paciorek Funeral Home

13 Hoosac Street
Adams, MA 01220
Tel. (413) 743-0815

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. Robert Arthur Groves, III, 85, of Dalton, formerly of Adams, died on Friday, February 16, 2018, at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield.
He was born in Adams on December 5, 1932, son of the late Robert A. Groves, Jr. and Mary (Marlow) Groves Lescarbeau and his step father, James Lescarbeau. He attended schools in Adams.
Mr. Groves was a Veteran having served with the United States Navy for 30 years during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and served on many ships, including the U.S.S. Yorktown. He retired honorably as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.
Mr. Groves last worked for as the Chief Power Plant Engineer for the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA until his retirement. He had also worked as an engineer for many nuclear power plants along the West Coast.
He is survived by;
two daughters, Deborah Groves Woods of Watervliet, NY and Karen Belanger and her husband Michael of Lanesboro;
one son, William Groves of Pownal, VT;
two granddaughters, Amie Moscaritolo and her husband David of Haverhill, MA and Kelly Skrocki and her husband Kale of North Adams;
four great grandchildren, Ava, David, Craig and Jonah;
one sister, Jeanne Desnoyers of Pittsfield and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his former wife, the former Phyllis Borowski and by two sisters, Patricia Stefanik and Mary Harrel.
The funeral will be held on Friday, February 23, at 10:00 A.M. in the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams.
Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery, Adams.
Calling hours are Thursday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

Condolence & Memory Journal

We are sorry to hear about Uncle Bobby. We wish we lived closer to him. I remember the last time he came to visit, it was just before we got married in 2009. He got us a vacuum for our wedding gift. It was so sweet. He was very nice and thoughtful. We will miss him. We love him. We are praying for you all that God will give you peace and comfort! God bless you.
Love, Mark, Juliana Gouveia from California.
great Niece and great Nephew

Posted by A friend   February 28, 2018

Uncle Bobby will be greatly missed, we feel so sad that we were not able to spend time with him the last few years, as we live in Calif. and so far away, when Uncle Bobby did travel, he would stay with us, and visit his many friends here... forever he will be in our hearts. Laurie (Sigstad) Goering Niece and family

Posted by laurie goering - Modesto, CA - Family   February 23, 2018

Dear Debbie & Karen, l am so sorry to hear the loss of your Dad, he is at peace now, your both in my thoughts and prayers l wish l was closer to attend the services. Love, Patti

Posted by Patti Meister - East Greenbush, NY   February 21, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob was a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Was the only person who called me Mickey while most called me Peanut. I love him dearly and always will. I know him and Daddy are cutting up in heaven the way they always did here on earth. My deepest condolences. Karen I love you and if you need me I'll always be here! Michelle Mickey Adams

Posted by Michelle Adams - 2436 E 34th Pl Panama City 3, FL - family   February 20, 2018

Bill, Debbie, Karen, Amie and Kelly,
I'm so sorry for your loss, Bob certainly lived a full life, hold on to the many memories you have and cherish them. Thinking of you all.

Posted by Kim Racine - North Adams, MA   February 20, 2018

I love you DAD and hope you are with MOM!!!!

Posted by Debbie Groves Woods - Watervliet, NY   February 20, 2018

Posted by Debbie Groves Woods - Watervliet, NY   February 20, 2018