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Robert D. DunlopApril 12, 1927 ~ October 6, 2017 (age 90)
Robert D. “Bob” Dunlop, 90, of Hobe Sound, Florida and Westborough, Massachusetts, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017, with his loving and devoted wife of 44 years, Joanne, by his side.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Dorothy Dunlop of Clinton, MA, Shirley Hamel and her husband, Michael, of Old Orchard Beach, ME, Tammy Migliozzi and her husband, David, of Wesley Chapel, FL, Dianne Garland of Jupiter, FL, Victoria and her husband, Larry Maher, of Blackstone, MA; his son, Charles Higgins of Jupiter, FL; his grandchildren, Allison Hamel of Portland, ME, Garrett Hamel of Old Orchard Beach, ME, Denise Cavaliere of Palm Beach, FL, Jennifer Higgins of Hyannis, MA and Samantha Priddy of Stuart, FL; and three great grandchildren. Bob truly loved the time he could spend with his family.
Bob was born in North Adams, MA and lived in Westborough for many years before moving to Hobe Sound in 1985. Bob graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1944. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II, receiving an award for Esteem and Gratitude for Faithful Service from the State of Massachusetts. Bob was an active member of the American Legion in Tequesta, FL. and a previous member of the VFW in Clinton, MA.
Bob was an owner/operator with Mayflower Van Lines for many years until his retirement in 1985.
Whether in Massachusetts or Florida, Bob loved meeting new people that became lifelong friends. Whether a holiday dinner or just a family gathering Bob always enjoyed the time he could be with his family. Bob and Joanne enjoyed traveling across the country with their best of times being spent in Las Vegas, enjoying Frank Sinatra and everything Las Vegas had to offer.
A private graveside service will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery in Westborough on a later date.
Donations in Bob’s honor can be made to Rescue-Life of Palm Beach at www.rescue-life.org or Sterling Animal Shelter, Sterling, MA or www.sterlingshelter.org.
Local funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the David A. Pickering Westborough Funeral Home.