Robert “Rob” John Smith

January 21, 1971 - July 14, 2022

Robert “Rob” John Smith, 51, a resident of North Fort Myers, FL for the past three years, formerly of Woonsocket, RI, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022 in Cape Coral. He was born January 21, 1971 in Bellingham, MA.

Robert was of the Christian faith. He was a graduate of Blackstone Valley Tech’s Class of 1989 in Upton, MA where he studied Plumbing and met his wife, Melissa. He was an avid motorcyclist and donated much of his time to charity bike runs. He also enjoyed playing cards, horseshoes, practicing his guitar, and camping with family and friends at Echo Lake Campground in Pascoag, RI. Rob will always be remembered for having a big heart and never hesitating to help a friend in need. He took pride in being a good friend to everyone who crossed his path. He was a member of the Boston Local 51 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union and his talents in being a Journeyman Plumber and Pipefitter were countless. He was a loyal husband, father, son, brother, and friend and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Melissa of North Fort Myers; loving parents, Francis and Joanne Smith of North Fort Myers; loving children, Corinne Lopes and her husband Steven of Johnston, RI, and Kelsey Smith and her fiancé David Ferenchik of Woonsocket, RI; siblings, Sheri Delisle and her husband Paul of Cape Coral, James Smith and his wife Lisa Merrill of Uxbridge, MA, and Francis Smith, Jr. of Woonsocket, RI; cousin, George Smith, Jr. of Holliston, MA; beloved best friend, Saul Ayotte of Blackstone, MA; two grandchildren, Mackenzie Lopes and Mya Lopes; as well as many more cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family will receive friends for A Time of Visitation from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Monday, July 18, 2022 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in RI. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Robert John Smith are suggested to: Hope Hospice Development Department, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Jackie Kirkconnell Jul 16, 2022 at 10:09 am

    I cannot express in words how much Rob will be missed. He was a wonderful man who raised two great daughters and shared his life with his fantastic wife and created a beautiful family. He was a terrific grandfather to our granddaughters. I hope and pray that his family and friends know that he will never but forgotten. He is now riding the Harley of his dreams! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless You Always! With much love, Jackie Kirkconnell

  2. Nadine Jul 16, 2022 at 10:39 am

    I am so saddened by this news. Rob was a great friend. I will miss his comical jokes and his goofy attitude. My deepest condolences to his family.

  3. Mandy Jul 16, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Melissa I am so sorry for your loss
    Rob was a wonderful guy
    a great co worker
    we enjoyed riding and spending time with you both
    He will be dearly missed
    Our condolences
    The Wells’s

  4. Joyce DAmato Jul 16, 2022 at 11:38 am

    When I first met Robbie, it was July of 1970. He was 6 months old, Being good friends with his mother & father, I saw Robbie grow up, Robbie was always so caring and kind whenever we saw one another through the years! .May the Lord give him eternal peace,

  5. Annette Marcoux Jul 17, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Melissa and family,
    My heart is saddened by the news of Rob’s passing. He was a great guy and will be dearly missed. Thinking of all of you.

  6. Michelle DeBrusk Jul 18, 2022 at 8:19 am

    Hi my name is Michelle DeBrusk .I remember Robert he had a great personality. I’m sorry to hear that he passed away.

  7. Dave Aug 10, 2022 at 10:59 am

    Rob was a good guy and will be missed by many . It is true Rob was always willing to help people . I have many memories of good times with Rob whether it be “crew “camping trips or backyard fires in Millville . Rest in peace my friend.

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