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Updated: 10/10/2013 08:00:05AM

Robert L. Bastoni

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Robert L. “Bob” Bastoni, 85, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and formerly of Norwalk, Conn., died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.

Bob graduated from Plymouth High School in 1945. He spent 13 years in various positions in the textile manufacturing industry before moving to the NYC metro area and joining J P Stevens as chief textile designer. Upon moving to Connecticut, Bob spent the next 33 years as a textile executive, holding many international roles, which took him around the world. In 1972, he formed a partnership with Mitsubishi, the world’s largest and leading trading company. Bob held senior executive positions at Burlington Industries, and retired as the President of Worcester Textile Mills. He was a member of Shore & Country Club.

Bob was the devoted father of John Bastoni of Fremont, N.H., James Bastoni of San Antonio, Texas, Pete Bastoni of New Orleans, La., Nicole Bastoni of Norwalk, and Ann Bastoni Randall; and brother of Henry. He also is survived by 12 grandchildren; his former first wife, Ginny Marois; and his former second wife, Kimberly Snyder Bastoni. He was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Bastoni; and his brother, Edwin Bastoni.

A Mass will be said at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at The Assumption Church of Westport in Westport, Conn., and at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at St. Peter’s Parish in Plymouth, Mass. Burial will be at Vine Hills Cemetery in Plymouth.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made in his honor to: Green Hills Farm & Community, c/o Interfaith Council of Southwestern CT, P.O. Box 17262, Stamford, CT 06907. To leave an online condolence, please visit

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