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Robert James Spiess

March 1, 1944 — July 10, 2022

Torrington, Connecticut

Robert James Spiess, widow of Gail (Battistoni) Spiess left us on July 10, 2022, at Waterbury Hospital due to complications from recent surgeries.

Robert was born to the late Raymond and Catherine (Sweeney) Spiess of Torrington, CT. He leaves behind his daughters Patricia Anderson and her signifiant other Jerry Nonamaker of Torrington, daughter Tara (Lucas) Champion and husband Jeff Champion of Clinton, CT, daughter Stacy Brady and husband Terrance of Torrington. A daughter to him always, April Knight and her husband Jeff Knight of Torrington. His beloved 6 grandchildren, Michael Talbot of Florida, Cassandra Anderson of Torrington, Marissa Wescott of Torrington, Matthew Hudak of Florida, Jade Anderson of Torrington, Madison Cole of Torrington. His beloved 5 great grandchildren, Kiley, Jacey, Jayla, Jessa and the newest one, little Hunter James, all from Torrington.

Some of his greatest joys were with his grandchildren, and great grandchildren, he adored them, from watching them play and swim at his home, to fond, older memories of his grandchildren. He was very proud of all of them. He was a very proud Grandfather and affectionately known as Bumpa or Bump. In addition to those already named, he leaves behind his sister Bertha Spiess from Winsted, CT. As well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Raymond Spiess, sister Shirley Brighenti, sister Jeannette Kulinski, sister Joan Palmer, and his son James Robert Spiess. His greatest joys were sitting outside on his deck, relaxing in the sun, watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren play and swim, and loving their laughter.  Although limited by physical abilities, he was always right there with everyone, involved always, with all thing’s family. He was a fierce protector of his family, loyal and kind, and would give a holler when needed. In his words he was the “Head Honcho” and “The Boss, Applesauce!”

Funeral Services will be held at Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington, CT on Friday July 22, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends may call on Friday morning 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at St. Francis New Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the Spiess family by visiting www.cookfuneralhomect.com

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