It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Robert Mendonca. Born on April 8th, 1971 to loving parents Angelo and Maria Mendonca. Rob passed away on August 22nd after a lengthy health battle leaving behind his two beloved children, Isabella and Daniel. Those who were lucky enough to know him knew there was no greater love than the love he had for his kids. Isabella, the true Daddy’s girl. Rob was so proud of the determined independent young woman she is fulfilling her dream to become a psychologist. Daniel, the strong silent type who shared his father’s love of football and cars. He touched many in his short life and will be missed dearly. Rob was a protector of those he loved and a man of his word with fierce integrity and pride. Rob had a huge heart with a smile that would light up a room, always the life of the party and an endless joker. He was never one to let you see his pain and would give the shirt off his back for anyone. Never one to turn his back on a hard days work or a friend in need. He is now free of his pain and suffering and will live on in those who loved him most.
Rob lived life to the fullest and loved to travel. He was lucky enough to do much of that during his life, sharing his love of adventure with friends and family on his many travels. Florida was one of his favorite spots bringing out his “not so” inner child on his many trips to Disney. The beach was his happy place and a spontaneous road trip was one of his favorite past times, anywhere, anytime. Rob not only loved his children and family, but also his many friends. He would want everyone to remember him for his joy of life and reminisce on all of his shenanigans (of which there were many) over the years. Share your stories and laughs and tears and hold your memories close. He wanted nothing more in life then to make people laugh and feel loved and that he did, in abundance! Rest easy “Fast Robbie”, until we meet again….