Obituaries, Week of June 24, 2023

Brother Robert Ziobro, S.C., a resident of Pascoag, Rhode Island, since the spring of 2019, died at age 77 at St. Antoine’s Nursing Home in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, on June 7, 2023. 

Brother Robert was a native of Elizabeth, New Jersey. He joined the Brothers of the Sacred Heart juniorate in Metuchen on Sept. 13, 1959, and became a novice at Belvidere, New Jersey, in August 1963. 

He professed his first vows on Aug. 15, 1964, in the Brothers’ chapel at Belvidere, and later made his perpetual profession at Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School in East Elmhurst, Queens, on Aug. 15, 1970. 

Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in education and French with a minor in English from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, in 1967, and was awarded a master’s degree in French from Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana, in 1973. He received a second master’s degree in religious studies from Fordham University in the Bronx, in 1987. 

Brother Robert served God’s especially loved young people in a variety of institutions and in several different ways throughout his 51 years of ministry. In the classroom, Brother Robert spent much of his time teaching French, English, religion, psychology, and sociology at several Brothers’ schools, including Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School in East Elmhurst. 

He was also a member of several parish staffs, including at Regina Pacis Parish in Brooklyn. 

Two funeral Masses were celebrated for Brother Robert. The first Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the Brothers’ residence chapel in Pascoag, Rhode Island, Thursday, June 15. 

A second was held at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in Metuchen on Saturday, June 17. Interment of Brother Robert’s cremains will take place at the Brothers’ cemetery on the grounds of Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen.

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  1. Brother Robert and I were friends during the summers at Tuckerton Beach New Jersey. In 1963 when he joined the Sacred Heart Brothers, I joined the Xaverian Brothers. I eventually left the Brothers but he perservered. We maintained contact through the years. May he now enjoy his heavenly reward for dedicated service to his consecrated life.