Obituary of Robert L. Methot
Robert "Bob" L. Methot passed away on his 82nd birthday October 17, 2023 succumbing to several debilitating diseases. He was born October 17, 1941 in Ludlow, MA and lived in Indian Orchard, Springfield, and Belchertown for the last 50 years. He graduated from Spfld Trade High. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Kathleen "Kathy" (LeDuc) Methot and his sons, Tony Methot (Michelle) and Mike "Whitey" (Michele) Methot. He is predeceased by his son Gary in 2010 along with his parents and stepparents; mother, Anna (Scyocurka) Gray, stepfather, Lewis Gray, and his father Louis Adrian Methot. He leaves grandchildren, Alyssa (Zach), Ashely, Hunter and Lexi and great grandchildren Hudson and Savannah as well as sister, Sue Angelini, several nieces and nephews and his brother-in-law, Dom Angelini.
He was an avid sportsman belonging to several sportsmen's clubs. It started at an early age hunting with his stepfather in Maine and locally. Later, he and friends, Ernie and John were sports buddies for a long time. In fact, Bob holds the state record for walleye pike in Quabbin in 1973 and the record still stands. As his sons became of age, they hunted and fished together especially in Vermont and Rhode Island where he kept his boat. Fished a lot off of Watch Hill light, where his son Tony was the keeper for some years. His recent hobbies included feeding all kinds of birds, especially hummingbirds and watching wildlife passing through the yard.
He was employed for 10 years at Monsanto. When they moved to Belchertown, he became a part-time police officer in the early 70's and worked at the Belchertown State School until it closed. He then worked at Monson State School until he retired in 2005. He worked some part time jobs for a while, and they did some traveling. They took cruises to Bermuda and Alaska and visited Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Canada.
Visitation will be Tuesday Oct 24 from 5-7pm at the Beers & Story Belchertown Funeral Home with a funeral service on Wednesday, Oct 25 at 10 am in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Lake Vale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to either Shriner's Hosptial or St. Jude Children's Hospital. Please visit www.beersandstory.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Methot, please visit Tribute Store