Robert Jalbert

Public Wake

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 19, 2024
Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home
43 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
Visiting Hours

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Monday, May 20, 2024
Saint Margaret's Church
111 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
Funeral Mass

Obituary of Robert H Jalbert

Robert H. Jalbert, a resident of Burlington for 65 years and an active member in the community and youth sports, passed away after an extended illness on Tuesday, May 13, 2024.  He was 89 years old.  Bob was born in Cambridge.  He was the son of Albert and Florence Jalbert. He grew up in Billerica and was a graduate of Billerica High School and then Northeastern University.  He started his career working for Leland Construction. Bob then opened his own business, R.H. Jalbert Inc., installing residential and commercial concrete foundations.  He ran the company for 25 years. Bob mentored many, teaching the importance of taking pride in your work, and providing excellent customer service.  Bob retired after many years overseeing construction projects for Cummings Properties.

Bob was extremely active in Burlington in a variety of ways.  He coached youth hockey for many years and then after coaching, he was a referee for decades.  He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and a very active member of the Lion’s Club. He loved working on their floats for Burlington’s Fourth of July parades.  He also served several terms on the Burlington Board of Appeals. He played golf and participated in numerous charity tournaments.

Bob and Jean were introduced by friends at Nutting’s Lake in Billerica. They have been together for over 70 years and married for 69 years.

Bob’s life revolved around his wife and their seven children.  He was a strong provider and great role model.  He believed in the values of community service, empathy, kindness, pride, and compassion.

He lived his life making unselfish decisions, brightening the lives of others, and loving his family.  He will be missed, but a little of Bob will live on in the hearts and minds of all his family.

Bob was the loving husband of Katherine “Jean” (Christensen) Jalbert.  He was the proud father of Robert Jalbert, Jr. & his wife Paula of Methuen, Patricia Bordie & her husband Ralph of Austin, TX, John Jalbert of Burlington, James Jalbert of Rochester, NY, Nancy Young & her husband Bob of Methuen, Peter Jalbert & his wife Amanda of Billerica, and the late Daniel Jalbert.  He was the brother of Marie Lemay of Green Valley, AZ, John Jalbert of Methuen, Millie Corey of Tewksbury, and the late Ronald Jalbert.  Bob was the loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 

Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn Street, Burlington on Sunday, May 19 from 2-5pm. Funeral from the Sullivan Funeral Home on Monday, May 20 at 9am, concluding with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Church in St. Veronica Parish, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10am. 

Memorials in Bob’s name may be made to People Helping People,, P.O. Box 343, Burlington, MA 01803. 

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