Robert N. Jenney of Lancaster, who had lived in Pocasset for about 20 years, died August 3. He was 87.

He was the husband of Constance J. (LaPlante) Jenney, to whom he was married for 60 years.

Born and raised in Taunton, he was the son of William Fuller Jenney, who died in 1996, and Elizabeth (Anthony) Jenney, who died in 1993.

He served in the US Navy during the Korean War and was stationed aboard the USS Conway.

Mr. Jenney had a 33-year career with Raytheon, retiring in 1995. He lived in Norton until 1996, when he moved to Pocasset; then he and his wife moved to Lancaster in 2015 to be closer to family.

During his retirement years, he and his wife traveled extensively. Mr. Jenney was an avid cyclist and a longtime member of the Falmouth Freewheelers Biking Group. He also enjoyed playing tennis, jogging, hiking, completing jigsaw puzzles and reading.

With his wife he had been a member of the outreach committee of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth. One project that the couple took part in on more than one occasion was using a portion of the church Christmas offering funds to purchase first-class international phone cards that were then donated to local troops serving in Iraq for calls home to their families in Massachusetts.

The outreach committee made the donations to the Massachusetts National Guard Family Program, and in order to buy so many phone cards at once, the Jenneys had to call the post office in advance, something they explained to an Enterprise reporter covering the charitable activity.

Besides his wife, he leaves two children, Brian Jenney of North Attleboro and Cheryl McCarthy of Lancaster; two grandchildren, Andrew McCarthy and Anna McCarthy; his sister, Eleanor Sorochinski of Hyannis; and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William L. Jenney.

Services will be private with burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

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