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Robert Jelliffe, Sr., 75, Bridgeport Resident

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Robert Jelliffe, Sr., 75, of Bridgeport, and beloved husband of Ruth (Piskura) Jelliffe, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, Aug. 11.

Mr. Jelliffe was born in Bridgeport to the late Charles and Katherine (Heissner) Jelliffe and served in the US Marine Corps during peace time. He was employed as a machinist at various local manufacturers.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Robert Jelliffe, Jr. of Bridgeport, Dennis Jelliffe of Bridgeport, Allen Jelliffe and his wife, Lisa, of Monroe and Glen Jelliffe of Bridgeport as well as four grandchildren, Anthony, Dylan, Katie and Paige and one brother, Raymond Jelliffe and his wife, Sharon, of Milford along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pistey Funeral Home in Stratford. A funeral prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be private. The family respectfully requests that flowers be omitted. Contributions to assist the family with funeral and medical costs will be greatly and humbly accepted and appreciated and can be made directly to the family or to the funeral home. Please visit to leave condolences online.

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