Robert S. Unger, Sr., 90
Dateline: Mansfield, MA
Robert S. Unger, Sr., age 90, of Mansfield, passed away in the comfort of his home, in the presence of his loving family on Sunday, February 18, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine F. (Landry) Unger, to whom he was wed on April 1, 1952.
Born in York, Pennsylvania on February 20, 1927, he was a loving son of the late John D., Sr. and Ruth (Hunt) Unger.
Bob grew up in Mansfield and was a 1945 graduate of Mansfield High School. During WWII, he served in North Africa and Germany as a member of the United States Army. He was in Charge of the Rail System during the German Occupation at Third Army Headquarters. Following separation from the service, he continued his education at Wentworth Institute of Electrical Technology.
Mr. Unger was a retired electrician having worked at such places as the Mansfield Light Department, at Fore River Shipyard, as the sole proprietor of Unger Electric and at Polaroid. Following retirement, he owned and operated the Pine Ridge Christmas Tree Farm in Mansfield.
A communicant of St Mary’s Church in Mansfield, Bob was also a member of the Mansfield VFW and the Massachusetts Farm Bureau. He loved spending time with family and his hobbies included hunting, trout fishing, logging and camping.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his devoted children Mark D. Unger and his wife Pamela of Georgetown, Garret M. Unger of Mansfield, Gregory M. Unger and his wife Carol of Attleboro, Stephen J. Unger and his wife Linda of Newfoundland, New Jersey, Debra L. McCulloch of Mansfield, Kevin A. Unger of Gladys, Virginia, Eric V. Unger of South Dennis and the late Robert S. Unger, Jr., who is survived by his wife Eudora Unger of Attleboro. He was the dear brother of the late John D. Unger, Jr., Evelyn R. Concannon and Edward W. Unger, Sr. He is also survived by his cherished 8 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.
His funeral Mass, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be celebrated on Friday, February 23rd at 10:30 A.M. in St Mary’s Church, 330 Pratt St. (Route 106) Mansfield. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mansfield
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, February 22nd from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield.
In lieu of flowers, Robert’s family has requested that donations in his memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.
To send his family a message of condolence, please visit www.shermanjackson.com