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Piemonte, Robert V.

Robert Victor Piemonte, a resident of Highland Glen in Westwood for several years, and formerly a resident of New York City, New York for many years, died Tuesday, April 21, 2020 t the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Needham after a brief illness.  He was 85.  Robert was born July 28, 1934 in the East Elmhurst Section of Queens, New York City, the youngest of the twelve children of Rosario and Carmela (Santoro) Piemonte, immigrants from Sicily.  He served in the US Army before earning his Doctorate Degree in Education.  Robert worked as a Registered Nurse.  Services will be private.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Shantique
    April 24th, 2020 | 6:04 pm

    My condolences to you all. I am an aspiring nurse and look up to individuals like this who encourage nursing excellence. Great man he is.

  2. April 24th, 2020 | 6:05 pm

    My sincerest condolences to your family at this time. I pray that you will find comfort in knowing how great a life he had.

  3. Sr. Rosemary Donley
    April 24th, 2020 | 6:09 pm

    I was sickened to learn of Bob’s death. I knew him a long time. He was a loyal and trusted friend. He was a good man and a great nursing leader. He mentored hundreds of nurses and was always there to offer sage advice and encouragement. We will miss you. May you enjoy eternal life

  4. Corina Martinez
    April 24th, 2020 | 6:18 pm

    I am saddened to hear the news of the passing of an esteemed pioneer of nursing, Mr. Piemento. He paved the way for nursing students to have a voice, and for the overall nursing profession to have a key importance in leadership roles. His legacy will never be forgotten. My condolences and prayers to his family and friends, and to his extended nursing family. May God test his soul.

  5. April 24th, 2020 | 6:25 pm

    Deep sympathies on the loss of a wonderful human, nurse, and leader

  6. April 24th, 2020 | 8:16 pm

    The end of an era. Bob was a legend; a true leader and visionary.

  7. Carol Toussie Weingarten
    April 24th, 2020 | 8:44 pm

    Robert V. Piemonte was an outstanding nurse,leader,colleague, mentor and friend to many. He devoted his talents to Nursing and inspired generations of nurses and nursing students. He lived excellence and leaves a legacy of excellence. “Dr. Bob” will be remembered and deeply missed.

  8. April 24th, 2020 | 8:54 pm

    Robert Piemonte was the consummate professional. His work casts a long shadow of positive influence and support of the nursing profession. He will long be remembered by those many whose lives he touched.
    Charlotte C Dison (Teachers College, Columbia University, MA 1966)

  9. Jeanne Jones Parrinello
    April 24th, 2020 | 9:18 pm

    The nursing profession has indeed lost a great leader. Dr. P was my advisor at Teachers College Columbia University in the 70s. Many times during my career in nursing management positions, I used the wisdom he instilled in his students. I wish I had known he was so near to where I live.

  10. Harvey Andersen
    April 24th, 2020 | 9:20 pm

    It was my pleasure to meet and enjoy the company of Dr. Robert Piemonte when accompanying my late wife, Carol Fetters Andersen, EdD, RN, in attending various Student Nurses and American Nursing conventions. Carol served as President of the National Student Nurses organization when Dr. Piemonte was the Executive Director. Carol cherished his continued mentorship and friendship throughout her Nursing Career, including long after Dr. Piemonte had retired. Carol passed away in 2017 shortly after retiring from positions she held with The University of Texas at Tyler. How sad that this wonderful talented medical professional, Dr. Piemonte, succumbed from the vicious corona virus! Rest in Peace Good Friend!

  11. Bernardine M. Lacey
    April 25th, 2020 | 7:35 am

    Will miss seeing you at the many Nursing events. Most of all will miss your wisdom and your leadership in nursing.

    I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to share some quiet times with you sharing your mentorship during my first years as a Dean. and my early years as a Graduate of TC.

    My prayers to yur family and other friends.

  12. April 25th, 2020 | 8:19 am

    Bob was a blessing to all who knew him – and to legions who didn’t but were recipients of his gifts of leadership to the nursing profession. Wise, generous and kind his caring, kindness and generosity were transformative. May he rest in peace.

  13. Pearl Moore
    April 25th, 2020 | 11:51 am

    Bob will be missed by all who knew him. He was a wonderful person and beloved friend and colleague.

  14. Donna Florkiewicz
    April 25th, 2020 | 6:54 pm

    Bob was a wonderful role model and a legend who will live on in the nursing profession. He spent his life in the service of others. I can just picture him thanking his nurses at the end of his life from this awful pandemic.
    Rest In Peace Bob, you have certainly earned it ❤️.

  15. Elizabeth Silcott
    April 25th, 2020 | 9:55 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  16. Deborah Higgins
    April 26th, 2020 | 11:14 am

    As a student nurse who is aspiring to be an extraordinary nurse, just reading about Dr. Piemonte life causes me to be even more enthusiastic about the profession. I am deeply saddened about his passing, and offer my sincere condolences to his family. Praying that the good Lord will grant them peace and comfort in such a trying time.

  17. Estrella Piantinis
    April 26th, 2020 | 2:57 pm

    As these times have been of such a depth in sorrow and realization of how fragile we are as humans, I want to THANK Dr. Piemonte for his dedication to us nurses, his impeccable service in the military, his perseverance in education and his impact in ALL of our lives. ALL student nurses have learned a great deal in the years and continue to learn daily, especially now. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to his family and colleagues. Know that he made a dent in every student nurse’s life and all nurses! May your work keep us all going and inspire us with all your tremendous achievements.

  18. April 26th, 2020 | 9:01 pm

    Robert V. Piemonte, Professor, mentor, executive, and my friend and I knew Bob in each of these roles, He was terrific in all of them but best at being your friend. We had a special connection from the moment we met at TC in 1976, and our relationship grew to become a very close friendship. So many beautiful moments that I will always cherish, and I am so grateful for each of them. My most lasting memory will be ( and he would never let me forget it). I was in his class that ended at 8:30 PM and he would say Shaffer always would wait until the last minute to ask a question that required a long answer. He was right I was like a sponge in his classes the first professor that spoke the language of a nurse executive,my specialty. I will miss answering the phone to hear his voice, Hi Frank this is Bob!!! I was able to acknowledge in several journals and books his contributions that he gave to many other nurses and me. We will never forget and will always be grateful to Bob. We will meet again, my friend.

  19. Kathleen A O'Connell
    April 27th, 2020 | 11:20 am

    The Nursing Education Program at Teachers College Columbia University mourns the death of Bob Piemonte. He served as a beloved faculty member and a treasured alum. The corona virus has taken many special people and he is certainly one of them.
    Kathleen O’Connell
    Teachers College Columbia University.

  20. Todd Uhlman
    April 27th, 2020 | 12:26 pm

    Bob was always there. There to help. There to comfort. There to listen. His contributions to nursing stretch across the globe and almost impossible to match. Bob was a Giant in our profession, and I am proud to call him a mentor and a friend. My condolences to all who are grieving with me. My gratitude goes out to those who cared for him in his final days and hours.

  21. Madeline Naegle, PhD, CNS-PMH,BC, FAAN
    April 27th, 2020 | 7:27 pm

    My condolences to Bob’s family members and to the many close friends and associates who worked with him, were inspired by his commitment, and who learned from him. I was always pleased to see Bob at many nursing social events and grateful when he shared his wisdom and experience on organizational and political issues.
    He was gracious social company, an outstanding supporter and tireless leader for Nursing and a wonderful role model for the future nurses he so proudly led.

    Sincerely, Madeline A Naegle

  22. Yahaira
    April 28th, 2020 | 11:52 am

    My sincerest condolences to his family and the entire medical community for such a loss. While I never had the opportunity to know Mr. Piemonte, the nursing profession is one of strong bonds that transcend the physical. That being said we lost a great leader and fellow nurse and salute his service to the community.

  23. Paulina
    April 28th, 2020 | 1:22 pm

    My condolences to his family. Thank you for encouraging excellence.

  24. April 28th, 2020 | 1:36 pm

    My prayers and sympathy to The family & friends of Bob Piemonte .
    I have known Bob for over 60 years as we both graduated from State Hospital Nursing Schools that were affiliated with BSN programs on Long Island. Our paths crossed at District meetings,
    NYSNA & ANA In staff & board positions. Most recently we both
    served on the Board of the Foundation of NYS Nurses inc.
    It was anHonor to be one of his guests when he was inducted
    Into the American Nurses Association Hall of Fame..
    Dr.Robert Piemonte was a strong & generous leader who will be missed by all who knew him . Rest In Peace Bob You earned it

  25. Mary J Finnin
    April 28th, 2020 | 2:43 pm

    Prayers & condolences to family & friends of Robert Piemonte Bob was a good friend and a generous Contributor to the Nursing Profession. A former ANA staff member of ANA, & Exec. director of National Student Nurses Assoc. Most recently he served on the Foundation of NYS Nurses,Inc. Board of Directors. Bob received many Awards during his career and was admitted to the American Academy of Nursing . The highest Award was when he was inaugurated into the ANA Hall of Fame. He will be remembered for his kindness, loyalty & leadership. Rest In Peace Bob You earned it

  26. Karen Keithley Laws
    April 28th, 2020 | 4:05 pm

    I was one of the many ANA staff members that worked with Bob Piemonte in Kansas City. I highly respected Bob and his dedication to the profession of nursing. He was a joy to work with and always enjoyed his laughs when the time was appropriate. The profession has indeed lost a legend.

  27. Maureen Creegan
    April 28th, 2020 | 11:12 pm

    Congenial, kind, a font of knowledge. Bob Piemonte manifested those charectistics and his life shone with many more. He was a mentor and friend with whom I chatted and laughed at several nursing events. My condolences to family members. Cherish your memories of him …as do I. Peace Dr. Piemonte.
    Maureen Creegan, EdD., RN

  28. April 29th, 2020 | 6:43 am

    It is with great sadness that I mark the loss of a good friend and colleague, Bob shared his knowledge and friendship in the most gracious manner. We spent many wonderful evenings at concerts, dinners and just visiting. My sincere condolences to his friends and family. Bob shall be missed!

  29. Karin Jones
    April 29th, 2020 | 10:27 am

    I am sending my condolences to Dr. Piemonte’s family. I pray that the family finds strength and peace during this saddened time! I am an aspiring nurse, and I admire his work as an advocator for nursing students and nurses.

  30. May 1st, 2020 | 11:26 am

    My condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Robert Piemonte. He was a colleague, a mentor, a passionate advocate for the nursing profession in general, blazing pathways for men in nursing, and encouraging and enabling nursing students to excel. I will miss him. He is now reunited with his close friend and colleague Dr. Nettie Birnbach. Nursing has lost two great giants of our profession.
    My prayers are with all who counted Dr. Piemonte among their family, friends, and colleagues.

  31. Paula & Lew Rosenberg
    May 2nd, 2020 | 2:37 pm

    We were so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a wonderful neighbor who always had a smile for us. We send deep condolences to his family and friends.

  32. May 2nd, 2020 | 3:38 pm

    Bob was a dear friend of mine for 45 years and I’m deeply saddened by his passing. He helped me as an advisor at Colombia which aided me in my career. Bob was truly a blessing to all those who knew him. A great advisor, mentor, and friend, Bob helped me to set goals that directed me through my nursing profession and life as well. He will be missed by my family, friends and myself. I will truly miss our bi-weekly conversations. My condolences to his family and dear friends.

  33. Pat Ford -Roegner
    May 6th, 2020 | 6:57 pm

    Bob: may you rest in peace, dear man. You were always willing to fight the good fight for nurses especially nursing students. You leave a void tough to fill. God bless. I will fight the right wing in your honor. They will not own this nation.

  34. May 7th, 2020 | 2:00 am

    I am saddened to learn about the passing of Bob Piermonte. Condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in eternal peace!

  35. Nancy Adams
    May 7th, 2020 | 10:00 am

    I had the pleasure to know and work with Colonel Bob Piemonte, US Army Reserve, when I was the 19th Chief, Army Nurse Corps (ANC). Bob’s expertise, leadership, and very diverse and numerous professional nursing affiliations were of immense value to the Office of the Chief, ANC. He was a friend and colleague to many in the Army Nurse Corps. My thoughts and prayers for Bob and his family.

  36. Sally S Cohen
    May 7th, 2020 | 5:38 pm

    With Bob’s passing, we have lost a champion, scholar, leader, humanitarian, special colleague, and wonderful person. His imprint on nursing over the past few decades is indelible. I wish I could capture his essence and share it with students who never had the honor of knowing him. What a true loss to us all. I am honored to have known him and will remember him forever. Condolences to family and special friends.

  37. Tom Stenvig
    May 14th, 2020 | 11:39 am

    I had the pleasure of knowing Bob when our paths crossed through the American Nurses Association. As many have said, he was visionary in his leadership, but what I appreciate the most about Bob was his positive outlook for the profession of nursing and humble self-effacing nature and ability to validate and encourage others. Perhaps this was never more obvious than during his work with NSNA and the way he guided and encouraged future nursing leaders to stand up and be all they can be. It saddens me deeply to realize he is gone. May you rest in peace, Bob.

  38. May 20th, 2020 | 9:32 pm

    Bob was a great and dear friend. Just after his death, I recognized him on my Facebook page, but am only now getting to an obituary recognition. As one can tell from the other remembrances, Bob was a great nursing leader, teacher, mentor, organizational leader and friend, he will be so missed. Bob could be very passionate regarding issues impacting the nursing profession while at the same time advising one to be steady and thoughtful in achieving a specific end. He also loved good wine and food and introduced me to La Mirabelle on NYS’s Upper West Side where we both lived for many years. Bob, you were a good person and great friend, God Bless.

  39. July 20th, 2020 | 10:49 am

    I was so sad to find out about Bob.
    As a former NSNA Board Member…he changed my life. Not only was he a mentor for Nursing , leadership but a light over the last 40 plus years. Bob and Tom were good friends and helped me to be the open gay man I am
    Love and will miss you

  40. Margaret S. Miles
    July 28th, 2020 | 10:54 am

    I’m sad to hear of the death of a fellow American Academy of Nursing Living Legend. His leadership and mentoring will be missed by those whose lives he touched and those who had yet to feel his touch.

    Margaret S. Miles, Professor Emerita, UNC Chapel Hill and Living Legend AAN

  41. Angela McBride
    July 28th, 2020 | 2:07 pm

    My condolences to Bob’s friends and family. I will so miss the warmth, humor, and wisdom that was Bob Piemonte.

  42. David Keepnews
    September 11th, 2020 | 11:50 pm

    Bob was an amazing person and truly one of a kind. He was a consummate leader with no pretension whatsoever. He cared deeply and freely shared his vast knowledge. It seemed like he knew everyone. At various meetings, it was always a treat to walk into a large meeting room, look around and see Bob — he was hard to miss — who would turn, smile, and wave his hand. Bob was a true mensch!

  43. Annette Wysocki
    September 27th, 2021 | 6:30 pm

    My condolences to the family of Bob Piemonte on the loss of such a vibrant life. He was among the storied giants of nursing who reached out with grace to everyone he encountered, whether as a neophyte or seasoned professional. We honor the light of his contributions to nursing by drawing inspiration from his legacy to the profession of nursing.

  44. Charlotte Isler
    October 6th, 2021 | 11:28 am

    I was saddened to learn of Bob’s death. Whenever we met, we enjoyed our conversations; I knew him as a great professional friend and colleague. My sincere condolences to his family. Charlotte Isler

  45. October 7th, 2021 | 5:55 pm

    October 20, 2021
    11:00am Funeral Mass at:
    The Church of the Holy Trinity, 213 West 82nd Street, New York, NY 10024
    See virtual mass instructions in attached flyer.

    1:30-2:00pm (approximately) Cemetery:
    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery 3442 Route 112, Coram, NY 11727
    2:30 Luncheon:
    Country House Restaurant, 1175 North Country Road, Stony Brook, NY
    (If possible, but not required, RSVP if you plan to attend the luncheon to or 917-328-3016 text or voice)
    Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Many thanks for your thoughtfulness. Diane

  46. Patricia Valoon
    October 20th, 2021 | 11:17 am

    So sorry to lose one of my best friends. Bob will always have a place in my heart with lots of great memories attached. He and Tom and Grace Davidson and I shared many great vacations together with life long memories. May you rest in peace dear friend. Pat Valoon

  47. shirley girouard, PhD, RN, FAAN
    October 20th, 2021 | 11:31 am

    What a wonderful human being. Such an honor to have known him. He will be missed but his huge legacy will live on.

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