Welcome to the memorial page for

Robert R. King

January 16, 1950 ~ September 28, 2017 (age 67)

WORCESTER – Robert R. “Butch” King, Jr., 67, of Worcester, died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at UMass Memorial – Belmont St, after a long battle with cancer.

He leaves behind his loving wife and best friend Angel M. (Giguere) King, a son Michael and his wife Lesley King of South Windsor, CT; two sisters, Elizabeth White and her husband Richard of North Fort Myers, FL and Joan King of Vero Beach, FL; two grandchildren, Tyler and Mason, to whom he was known as “Bampy”; several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.  He was born and lived in Worcester, son of Robert R. Sr. and Anna I. (Cormier) King. 

Butch retired from Peabody Supply (Formerly R&R Plumbing).  He most recently worked part-time for CAP Auto Parts on West Boylston St in Worcester.  He had a passion for classic cars, especially his 1966 Ford Thunderbird.  He also loved woodworking and building things (his family affectionately nicknamed him MacGyver). He loved his family and friends more than anything. 

Thanks to all his doctors: Dr Alec Vaezi, Dr Jeremiah Tracy, Dr Paul Rava, Dr Mohammad Salhab, Dr David McManus, and Dr  Gayatridevi Ika.  All the nurses at the infusion center, especially Terri Dowd and Anita K, along with Amanda Marie from the 6th floor at UMass and Tara from medical resources, all touched Bob for their genuine care & kindness.

The funeral will be held Friday, October 6, 2017 at 11am at St Joseph's Church, 10 H Putnam Rd Extension, Charlton, MA, followed by a light lunch for family and friends at the Auburn Elks.  Calling hours are Thursday, October 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave.   Burial will be private.  Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

 Service Information

October 5, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rice Funeral Home
300 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA 01609-1805

Funeral Mass
October 6, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church - Charlton
10 H Putnam Rd Extension
Charlton, MA 01507

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