Robert E. (Rob) Stafursky (35) passed away unexpectedly at home in Lowell, MA on February 4, 2020. He was born on November 16,1984 to Margaret (Staples) and Bill Stafursky of Oak Bluffs,MA. Rob’s childhood was filled with Island activities - schools, camps, teams, swimming,sailing, Catholic church etc. He participated in the MVRHS golf and track and field teams and the Close-Up program. He then attended Curry College in Milton,MA. before returning to the Vineyard to start his work career.
Rob was known for his caring and loyal friendships that were ever present as was his fine sense of humor. He enjoyed just being with a friend- especially playing video games, watching shows and riding around while listening to Rap. Rob loved animals and often took care of friend’s pets as well as his own cats. Washington,D.C., London, New England, and Canada were trips that are fondly remembered. The Island was ingrained in Rob and he always wanted to be at a beach or surrounded by nature.
Rob’s move to Lowell brought new friendships and that is where his friend introduced him to his fiancé, Sheila. He and she became inseparable. Sheila introduced him to her friends and the city of Lowell for the last three years. They enjoyed walking through the city,feeding the ducks or walking along the rivers and of course, going for rides. Both went out to work for Uber Eats.
Rob was predeceased by his father, Bill and survived by his mother, Margaret, his sister,Monica and husband, Rob Crozier and his brother, Joshua Stafursky. He is survived by his nieces, Amelia and Nora Crozier and Olivia Stafursky and by his nephew, Noah Stafursky. He is survived by his fiancé, Sheila McDonald.
On February 15,2020, a funeral mass will be celebrated 11:00 at St. Augustine’s Church in Vineyard Haven, MA followed by the burial services at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Oak Bluffs, MA. All are then welcomed to join family and friends at the Ocean View Restaurant in Oak Bluffs,MA.
Donations can be given to Veteran Services of Community Services, 111 Edgartown Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.