We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Jowdy Kane Funeral Home
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Robert “Bob” B. Lees, 91. This beloved man passed away on September 12, 2022, in Danbury, Connecticut.
Bob was the only child of Clement and Helen Burns Lees of Scotland. Born on April 13, 1931, in the United States, Bob went on to spend much of his youth throughout the British Isles. He was a young boy during the German Blitz on England and often told his family stories of growing up in WW2 England, living off ration cards and helping to locate unexploded bombs in his town. He was proud of his Scottish heritage and his family ties to the Burns name, telling stories of the family link to poet Robert Burns and tales of banshees on the Scottish moors. Bob moved to the United States as a teenager and attended Margaretville High School in NY, until 1947. He enlisted in the Navy at age 16, serving as Yeoman 3rd class on various destroyer class ships from 1947-1953. After he was honorably discharged, he settled down in Danbury, CT to raise his family where he was a mail carrier and supervisor for the US Postal Service for 36 years. True to his sense of duty,
Bob was a Volunteer Fireman for the Phoenix Hose Company, Well Ave. in Danbury, CT. Bob retired to West Glover, VT for 30 years where he enjoyed the quiet countryside and frequent visits of family before returning to Danbury, CT to spend his final years surrounded by his beloved children and grandchildren. Bob was a man of many interests who enjoyed skiing, mountain biking, and fishing in his youth. He was an avid square-dancer and clogger, taking part in Hands Across the Border where he square-danced across the US/Canadian border in Derby, VT. Bob loved to travel, enjoyed family gatherings, and watching British mystery series. Bob was proud of his sobriety and would have celebrated nearly half a century of sobriety this fall.
Bob was predeceased by his former spouse Joanne Conciatore and survived by his former spouse Nancy Lees. He is survived by his children COL (ret) Robert B. Lees, Jr, and wife Marcia; Bonnie A. Lees and husband Vincent Bartolini; Bruce Lees; Jonathan Lees; Holly Marrone and husband Michael; Suzie Lees; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Brent Perdrizet, Alicja, Sebastian, Ridley, and Rosemary; Dana Perdrizet; AmberJean Hansen, and her spouse Shawn, Penelope and Etta; Lazaro and Hanna Sotolongo; Christopher Lees, Prescott James; Ryan Lees; Jamie Conrad and Charisse Taylor. His extended family includes his cousin William Brougham and wife (deceased) Maree Brougham.
Bob enjoyed the simple things in life, good food, family, and having a good laugh. We will miss his stories, but his presence will stay with us and lives on through his children and grandchildren.
Services will be held privately. Cards can be sent to The Lees Family, 27 Hillside Dr, New Fairfield, CT 06812.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Donate Life Connecticut, PO Box 278, Durham, CT 06422 http://www.donatelifect.org/contribute. Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, Danbury is in care of arrangements.
Donate Life Connecticut
PO Box 278, Durham CT 06422