Robert V. Barclay

Born: Thu., Feb. 3, 1944
Died: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 16, 2017
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 17, 2017
Location: St. Mary's Church

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Lisbon - Robert V. Barclay, 73, passed away peacefully early the morning of October 12, 2017 after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

He was born in New London, CT on February 3, 1944, a son to the late Virginia (Fadden) and William J. Barclay Sr. Bob was united in marriage to Deborah A. (Malinowski) Barclay on November 10, 1973 at St. Mary's Church in New London.

Bob graduated from New London High School in 1962 where he excelled in both basketball and baseball.  Upon graduation he was initially employed by Pfizer Inc. and subsequently spent 38 years as an employee of General Dynamics (Electric Boat Division).  During this time period, he joined the National Guard.

Bob played basketball in the New London City League and baseball in the Morgan League.  He was also an Eastern Board official in basketball and served as it's past president.

As well as being devoted to his family, Bob was an avid Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and UConn basketball fan.  Golf was a favorite sport of his in later years.

In addition to his wife, Debbie, he is survived by two daughters Lisa Zuppe and husband Mark and Vicki Waz and husband Rob, two grandsons Bobby and Brady Waz, two brothers Jack Barclay and wife Diane and William Barclay Jr. and wife Ellen, and several nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the staff at Backus Hospital, Hartford Healthcare at Home Hospice, and Norwichtown Rehabilitation and Care Center.

There will be a Mass of Christian burial held at St. Mary's Church in Jewett City on Tuesday, October 17th at 11:00 A.M.  The funeral will assemble at the church.  Calling hours will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 16th at the Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home, 490 Voluntown Road, Jewett City, CT.  Interment with military honors will be within the St. Mary's Cemetery on Lillipond Road, Griswold.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.  For online condolences, please go to

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   Posted Mon October 16, 2017
I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I hope you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him & bring him back again. John 5:28,29. You have my condolences.

Allan Stanton
   Posted Tue October 17, 2017
Dear Debbie, I just heard about the loss of your husband (Robert ) I am so sorry to hear about this ,my condolences to you and your entire family. You and your loved one will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God watch over you and give you what ever you need.
Allan Stanton

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