He was born December 16, 1946 in New London, to the late William and Lena (Riley) Brainard. In 1966 Robert graduated from New London High School.
Robert loved his family and cherished his grandchildren. He enjoyed drawing and studying the Bible.
He is survived by his daughters, Tara (Doug) Bishop of Norwalk and Tracey (Rick) Dennis of Stow; grandchildren, Aundrea, Gregory and Christian and sister, Linda Brainard of Norwalk.
There will be no service. Eastman Funeral Home of New London is honored to serve the Brainard family. Condolences can be expressed to them at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.