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September 18, 1955 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old
Plainfield — Bob Arremony, the son of the late John and Norma (Kerr) Arremony, passed away Jan. 16, 2024, at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Heidelberg, Germany, Sept. 18, 1955.
Bob is survived by his brother Rick Arremony and his wife Dawn; and his sister Sherry Mandeville and her husband Bruce. He is also survived by three nieces, Stephanie Efthimiou, Jessica Sherman and Rachel Guisti.
Bob is remembered for the impact he has made on so many lives through the world of sports. He was a three-sport star athlete at Griswold High School where he earned first team All-State in basketball and played shortstop for the 1974 State Championship baseball team. He went on to play four years of both basketball and baseball at Southern Connecticut State University. He was a longtime physical education teacher and an athletic director at Plainfield High School. But it’s in his years of coaching where his legacy will be remembered.
Bob became the head coach for the Plainfield Panthers boys varsity basketball team shorty after graduating from college and remained there for 43 years until his retirement just one year ago. He ranks tenth on the CIAC all-time wins list, finishing his career with an astounding 555 wins. He coached Griswold High School softball and travel softball for more than two decades alongside his brother Rick, where he was affectionately known as “Uncle Bob” to the players and parents. He coached American Legion Baseball for 17 years and founded the Plainfield girls volleyball in 2007, and coached it for 16 years.
Five years ago, Bob began attending church after being invited by his niece. In his final years, Bob found joy in reading his Bible and growing closer to Jesus. It brings his family peace knowing that this world is not our home, and that Bob is in the presence of his Heavenly Father.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home in Griswold. Bob’s Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Jacques Cartier Club in Jewett City. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Plainfield Athletics Department, 105 Putnam Road, Central Village, and/or the Griswold Athletics Department, 267 Slater Avenue, Jewett City.