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Robert Joseph Ilg

03/24/1937 - 07/02/2021


Obituary For Robert Joseph Ilg

Robert Joseph Ilg, 84, of Bristol, RI, formerly of Attleboro, MA, passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021, at home.
He was the beloved husband of 50 years, to the late Rita (Coughlin) Ilg.
Born in Montgomery, Minnesota, he was the son of the late John and Adele (Kotek) Ilg.
Mr. Ilg was a Veteran of the US Army and the US Navy. He was a Parishioner of St. Mary of the Bay Church in Warren. He was a member of the American Legion and lifetime member of the VFW.
Mr. Ilg had worked as the plant manager at Herff Jones Company, for many years.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Ilg and her husband Stephen Isabel of Bristol, RI, and Ann Ilg of Penfield, NY, two grandchildren, Benjamin Ilg and his wife Jessica Dobbins and Zachary Isabel, many nephews, a brother in law Clayton Coughlin and his wife Darlene of New Hope, MN, and his grand dog Duke.
He was also the brother of the late John "Jack" Ilg, and brother in law of the late Edward Coughlin and his wife Shirley.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 9AM, from Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd, Warren, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM, in St. Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main Street, Warren.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, from 4-7PM, in the funeral home.
Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence, RI.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
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  • Bob was a great high school friend

  • Dear Mary, Ann, and family, I will always remember your dad and mom were super nice people, always with a smile on their face and a nice laugh. I remember having many fun and interesting conversations with Bob at the Lindstrom's Christmas Eve gathering about sports and other topics - he was a wealth of information and simply a really nice guy. I am glad we grew up in the same neighborhood! Take care, John Megan

  • So sorry for your loss, best to the family. Peter Larkin

  • Mary and family you have our deepest sympathy. Bob was a great boss and a good friend. We will miss him, but we know he has gone home. Yom & Jackie Greene

  • Mr. Ilg was very important to my early academic work. He allowed me, the daughter of one of his long-time, retired employees (Bob Stoops), to conduct ongoing linguistic research at his jewelry plant in RI. This early work became a cornerstone for my future doctoral dissertation, and resulted in data I have shared in my Linguistic courses for the past 25 years. I am most grateful for his openness and keen interest. Lorrie Stoops Verplaetse, Guilford, CT

  • Our deepest condolences to the family of Robert. He was a fine man with the utmost respect for people whom he worked alongside. He will never be forgotten. A true warrior in many eyes. Rest in peace dear Robert. Shirley & Gerry Godin

  • I'd like to offer my condolences to you and your family terribly sorry for the passing of Bob. Bob and I spent a lot of time together Jones he was a great mentor he will be truly missed . Richard Mende

  • Mary and family, Sorry to hear of your dads passing. He for sure made a positive impact on many people's lives. Mike Sellitto

  • Mary , I want to extend my sincere condolences to you and your family. Fond memories during my days at Herff Jones under his management. May he be at peace. Anita Natalizia

  • My deepest sympathies to the Ilg Family. I had the greats respect for him.

  • Dear Mary and family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. He was a good and fair man who treated all of us who worked at Herff with kindness and respect. He's with your mom now and at peace. God bless.

  • We will miss our wonderful neighbor! He was always fun to chat with & share stories. May he Rest In Peace with his dear wife. ❤️ Sincere condolences to his family. Chris & Steph Boutilier

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