Robert B. Mapp

April 5, 1921 ~ January 17, 2018 (age 96)

Robert Baldwin Mapp

World War II and Korean War Veteran

Robert Baldwin Mapp, 96, husband of his high school sweetheart and wife of 73 years, Olive Doolittle Mapp (Polly), passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at the VA Medical Center in West Haven, Connecticut.

Robert was born April 5, 1921 in Milford, Connecticut, the town his ancestors helped found in 1639.  He lived in Milford, Deland, Florida, and the Masonicare campus in Wallingford, Connecticut.

Robert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a Radarman Second Class on the USS Braine, and participated in naval operations with the Little Beavers in the Philippine and Mariana Islands under Naval Officer Donald Johnson.

Robert was a member of the West Volusia Shrine Club and Bahia Shrine RV Club.  He was also an active volunteer with the Happy Truckers on behalf of the Shriners Hospitals for Children.  As a Mason for over 50 years, Robert was a member of the Milford Ansantawae Lodge #89.

Besides his wife, Robert is survived by his 4 children, Robert Mapp II, Palm Bay, Florida; Mary Lou Mapp, Rockville, Maryland; Deborah Deschino and husband Kenneth Deschino, Woodbury, Connecticut; and James Mapp, Stuart, Florida; his 9 grandchildren; his 7 great-grandchildren; and his sister Ruth Adams. He is predeceased by his brother Kenneth Mapp.

A celebration of Robert’s life is being planned Father’s Day weekend 2018.  Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Volunteer Services, 950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT, 06516. Munson Lovetere Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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