Robert J. Upton III, 61, of Vernon died unexpectedly on April 17, 2021. He was born in Hartford on March 15, 1960 to the late Robert J. Jr. and Donna (Hart) Upton. He proudly served for eight years in the US Air Force. He was employed by the State of CT Department of Corrections for 25 years. He enjoyed gardening, vacationing on Cape Cod and Hunting. He is survived by his daughter, Amanda Upton and her fiancé David Santilli ; Amanda's daughter, his granddaughter Briana Upton ;his son Robert Upton IV and his sister Rebecca Evans and her husband Jeff , as well as, many extended family members. He was predeceased by his wife Anecia Upton in January 2021. A private Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Bartholomew Church, Manchester. He will be buried at St. James Cemetery alongside his wife. Memorial donations in Roberts name can be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108. For online condolences please visit pietrasfuneralhome.com
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