Robertson, Paul D., 72, of Coventry, passed away peacefully with his wife of 47 years, Mary
Ellen (Moriarty) Robertson by his side on October 8, 2020. Born in Providence, he was a son of
the late John E. and Katherine E. (McDonald) Robertson.
Paul was employed from 1968-2006 by the former Narragansett Electric Company, retiring as a
Supervisor of Overhead Lines. Following that, Paul immediately began his new job with CHA
as a consultant for electrical engineering projects. He proudly served in the Rhode Island Army
National Guard for many years.
A lifelong Coventry resident, Paul was a loyal New England sports fan, a trait he passed down to
his children. Paul also volunteered for many years as a coach for his son and daughters’ baseball
and softball teams. If he wasn’t on the field, he was always right behind the plate watching
every play. An avid golfer, he was a member as well as a part-time employee of Fenner Hill
Golf Club in Hope Valley and loved playing at courses across the country, especially Myrtle
Beach. Paul was an early riser who loved taking his dog Coco for long walks in the Coventry
Besides his wife, he is survived by three children, Brenda E. Dadekian and her husband David of
Coventry, Beth Anne Sukphisit and her husband Paul of Logan, UT, and Joseph P. Robertson
and his wife Alison of Medfield, MA; five granddaughters, Brigid and Moira Dadekian, and
Meredith, Valerie, and Lydia Robertson; and two great-nieces Caroline and Kristen Accinno.
Paul was proud of his Scots-Irish heritage which he shared with numerous cousins. Paul was also
uncle to nine nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John E. (Jack) Robertson Jr.
Funeral services and burial will be private due to Covid safety measures. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the West View Nursing Home Activities Fund or Little Sisters of the
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