Robert Zitano

Robert Zitano

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Robert Zitano, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family of Robert Zitano with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


Obituary for Robert Anthony "Bobby" Zitano

Robert A. Zitano, 76. of Portsmouth, died Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Rhode Island Veterans Home, Bristol.

He was born in Fall River, Ma, a son of the late Salvatore F. Zitano and Helen (Smialek) Zitano.

Mr. Zitano was a United States Marine Corps Veteran who served during Vietnam as a Field Artillery Man.
Following his service, Robert became Head of Maintenance for a Worcester area hospital.

Robert was a resident of Portsmouth for 3 years, coming from Worcester, MA.

He enjoyed Fishing and Antiques.

Mr. Zitano is survived by his sisters, Joyce Cooper of Portsmouth, and Kathy Tukey or Chesapeake, VA. His nieces, Ronda Vye, Shelley Cooper, Missy Pattie, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Salvatore “Sony” Zitano, Christopher Zitano, Ronny Zitano, Eddy Zitano, sisters, Christine Charelte, and Cindy Guimar, and his partner, Sheila Coffey.

His funeral service will be held, Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 10:00 at Rhode Island Veterans’ Home, 480 Metacom Ave, Bristol. Burial will follow with Military Honors at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, 2233 Robeson St, Fall River, MA.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.

Donations may be made to the Rhode Island Veterans’ Home.

Arrangements by Smith Funeral and Memorial Services.

Read Less

Service Details

  • Service

    October 3, 2019 | 10:00am
    Rhode Island Veterans' Home
    480 Metacom Ave.
    Bristol, RI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    October 3, 2019
  • Interment

    October 3, 2019 |
    St. Patrick's, Fall River
    2233 Robeson Street
    Fall River, Massachusetts
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    October 3, 2019

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Robert. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo to your condolence?
Provide comfort for the family of Robert Anthony "Bobby" Zitano by sending flowers.
Hand delivered by a local florist
Provide comfort for the family of Robert Anthony "Bobby" Zitano by sending flowers.
Hand delivered by a local florist

Make Memories Last

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Robert here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.


Benefits to Ordering Flowers Through Heartfelt Sympathies

Send Beautiful Flower Arrangements

Ordering through us helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship. Through this service, a card with a picture of your selection will be included so you are able to leave a longer message of support to the family with your thoughtful gesture. Also included is a photo of your arrangement and message which will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website.

The Heartfelt Sympathies Difference:
  • Your flower arrangement will be hand-delivered by a local florist.
  • Choose to send to the service, funeral home, or family's home.
  • Your selected arrangement will be archived in this memorial tribute website in perpetuity.

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Honoring A Life: A Thoughtful Gesture with Global Benefits

Memorial Trees by Honoring A Life

When you choose to have a memorial tree planted for your loved one, you are doing more than simply putting a plant in the ground. You are making a long-term commitment to the environment, and implanting the memories of your loved one in our planet for countless years to come. A memorial tree is a unique tribute that provides global benefits like no other gift could.

What You Receive:
  • A memorial tree planted in the area of greatest need, according to the planting schedule of the American Forests Organization and the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
  • A memorial card to be sent to your home or a person of your choosing which demonstrates the gift you have given.
  • Your name and message listed in this online memorial, and on the website. (See sample memorial)
Share by: