In Loving Memory of Rob Shackleton

April 18, 1950
Bridgeport, CT
April 20, 2020
Shelton, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.


Family Gathering


Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS)


The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport

Robert T. Shackleton

Robert T. Shackleton passed away on April 20, 2020. He was born in Bridgeport April 18, 1950 to Robert W. and Patricia Shackleton. Rob just celebrated his 70th birthday enjoying Facetime with his grandchildren Lucas Nicholson, Alexa Caffrey and Colin Caffrey. Rob is survived by his wife Linda and daughter Erin Nicholson and her husband Kris and daughter Dawn Caffrey and her husband Dan. He is also survived by sisters Gail Lechowicz (Ed) of Coventry and Lynn Connelly (Brian) of Santa Rosa California and several nieces and nephews. He was a longtime resident of Fairfield before moving to Shelton several years ago. Rob retired from SNET as an engineer and enjoyed a second career at Golf Day where he was able to share his passion for golf with his customers. We have spent the last few days recalling fond memories of our time together. I was reminded that while living in our first house in Stratford we would ride our bikes around town and even riding over to Uncle Buck’s and Aunt Pat’s for a dip in their pool. In spite of his health issues Erin and Dawn were blessed to have him walk them down the isle on their wedding days and to meet their children.Our son-in-law Kris Nicholson has been a loved member of our family for 20 years and recalls the time Rob went with him and Erin to Lucas’ first Yankees game at Yankee Stadium; a fun day for all of them. Six years ago Dan Caffrey became our second much loved son-in-law and Rob had another golf buddy. Here’s to that Hole in One in Heaven as we raise a Coors Lite to the heavens thinking of you! The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful staff, including nurses and administration at Middlebrook Farms in Trumbull for their extraordinary care. The family suggests that if anyone is so inclined a donation to Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS) would be appropriate ( or to The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport ( A Celebration of Rob’s life will take place on a future date to be announced. For information or to sign an online register, please visit

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17 Guestbook Entries for Robert T. Shackleton

  1. Dear Erin,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Thinking of so many fond memories of times with you and with your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With love and hugs …

  2. Erin and Dawn, So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I have many fond memories of your family. Peace, blessings, and love, Carolyn (Nolan) Morrison and family

    • Erin, Kris, Lucas & Family. You are in our thoughts & prayers. We extend our condolences on your loss.

  3. I joined the SNET golf team in the mid 80’s and I was paired up with Rob, How lucky was I?? Such a wonderful human being. Kind, funny ,and full of great stories ,And certainly a great passion for the game ,, Thanks Rob

  4. Our family is sorry for your loss. I have been friends with Rob for over forty years. We have had a lot of great times playing golf which was his passion. He will be missed!

  5. Linda and Family,

    Our condolences are with you all at this difficult time. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Helen, Kieran and Clodagh.

  6. Dear family members,
    I’ve known Robby my entire life. It was a sad day to hear of
    his passing. Many childhood memories have been swirling
    in my mind since yesterday; I will cherish the memories.
    My heart felt condolences.

  7. LINDA, Erin , Dawn and families,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember playing golf and coaching
    Softball with Rob. Also, watched many basketball and soccer games
    Together . He was always good company. Rest In Peace Rob.

  8. Linda, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your family be wrapped in the love of all those wonderful memories. Love and blessing to you. Julianne

  9. Dear Linda, Erin, Dawn & family,
    My first strong memory of Rob was his performance in the St. Paul’s production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, in which he played an Ishmaelite, a very memorable costume & role! It is never easy to lose a loved one. I pray that God will give you comfort at this challenging time. I believe Rob is in a better place, hopefully with a view of the golf course! God’s peace & love, Wendy Cudmore

  10. Linda, Erin and Dawn, we are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Your family was so welcoming when we moved next door. Golf games and sitting by your pool and your help with the girls. So glad your Dad was able to share his Birthday with all of you, even if it had to be by a screen. Looking forward to seeing you all at his celebration of life. The Whitney family

  11. Dear Linda, May happy memories console you and your family at this sad time.
    With my sympathy and prayers,
    Linda (Capriotti) Pillo

  12. Dear LInda,
    I was so sorry to hear about Rob. I have many good memories of our times together, especially when we were all first married. I remember your first apartment, your wedding and so many good times and laughter in the years that followed. My heartfelt sympathy and love to you and your family during this difficult time.