Robert Lawrence Day
Robert Lawrence Day, “Bob, “ to most, 85, of Old Saybrook, passed peacefully March 18. He passed in the home he built for his family and was surrounded by loved ones. A memorial service from 11 a.m. to noon is planned for Saturday, Aug. 27 at Grace Episcopal Church located at 336 Main Street, Old Saybrook. All are welcome.
Bob was the beloved husband of Myra Maynard Day and was predeceased by his parents, George Lawrence and Agnes Fusler Day; and his sisters, June D. Lull and Dorothy I. Day. Bob was a loving husband and adoring father to his four children. Bob is survived by his wife, Myra Day, and four children: Myra Day Flanagan, Robert L. Day II, Lisa Day Eaton and Terry Hanson. He also leaves behind his son-in-law Joseph P. Flanagan. Bob was unendingly proud of his grandchildren whom he leaves behind: Robert L. Day III and wife Diane, James B. Eaton and wife Allie, Raymond L. Day and wife Mary, Courtney M. Eaton and husband Dean Angood and Joseph B. Flanagan and wife Julia; as well as two great-grandchildren, Robert Owen Day and Dexter Lincoln Angood. Bob has a third great-grandson, Avery James Eaton, born after his passing, whom he intends to see from heaven.
After graduating from Old Saybrook High School in 1955, where he met his wife of 65 years, he joined the United States Marine Corps. After the Marines, he worked with his father building homes in the Shoreline area. After his father’s death, he formed the Robert L. Day Company, where he carried on his father’s legacy as a custom home builder and real estate developer. Having grown up on Chapman Beach, Bob was a passionate boater, fisherman and hunter. He also loved to travel by recreational vehicle. Bob and Myra visited the majority of U.S. States together, including Alaska, though their 1988 Jeep Wrangler was never quite the same after the trip. Bob was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church in Old Saybrook, the Westbrook Elks Club, the National Rifle Association, the Forty and Eight, and Ducks Unlimited.
In accordance with Bob’s wishes, his body has been donated to the Anatomical Gift Program for The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University for medical education and research. Bob’s family is extremely proud he made this generous donation to foster medical science and education. For more information on anatomical donations or to make a monetary donation in Bob’s name, please write to the Anatomical Gift Program at 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT 06518 or visit https://tinyurl.com/mr33ujbp. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, Wounded Warrior Project or the Anatomical Gift Program.