Of Newton, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning April 16th, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston at the age of 76.
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Born on May 27, 1942 in Newton; son of the late Everett and Viola (Norcross) MacLean. Bob was a lifelong resident of Newton.
Bob had been employed with the City of Newton Department of Public Works for over 40 years. He worked for many years at the Newtonville Exxon Gas Station and Johnny Gallagher Garden City Auto Parts for a period of time as well.
His greatest enjoyment in life came from being surrounded by his family & friends; he was charitable in so many ways, always giving of himself to help others. He enjoyed collectibles, music and making homemade wine.
He proudly served with the United States Navy.
Bob was predeceased by his beloved wife Rita M. (Apodemi) MacLean.
He is survived by his devoted & loving children; Robert J. MacLean and his wife Karen of Framingham, Katherine J. Barrile and her husband Michael of West Newton, Michael E. MacLean and his wife Tracy of Norwood, and Stephanie M. Evans and her husband Todd of Medford, his cherished grandchildren Ryan, Robyn, Mikee, Marissa, Kate, Alana, Maggie, Ella, Olivia and Michael; his adoring great grandchildren Ace and Everett. In addition he is survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Dear brother of the late Kenneth and Edward MacLean.
Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in celebration of Robert's Life in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody St, WALTHAM on Friday morning April 19th at 10:00 a.m. Interment with United States Navy Military Honors will follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Needham. Visiting Hours will be held in the Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday April 18th from 4 - 8 p.m.