Robert Densmore Obituary

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Robert William Densmore

September 29, 1937 - August 27, 2014
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Mr. Robert William Densmore of East Dennis, MA, formerly a resident of Quincy, MA and Warwick, RI passed away at the age of 76 on August 27, 2014 in Hyannis, MA. Bob was born in Boston on September 29th, 1937. He was raised in Quincy by his parents Edward A. Densmore and Grace Burns Densmore along with his older brother Edward A. Densmore Jr. and younger brother Michael P. Densmore. After graduating from North Quincy High School in 1955, Bob enlisted in the US Army and served as a Paratrooper in the Armored Airborne receiving the rank of Specialist, Third Class. "Bobby," as known to his close friends, received both an undergraduate and...
Mr. Robert William Densmore of East Dennis, MA, formerly a resident of Quincy, MA and Warwick, RI passed away at the age of 76 on August 27, 2014 in Hyannis, MA.

Bob was born in Boston on September 29th, 1937. He was raised in Quincy by his parents Edward A. Densmore and Grace Burns Densmore along with his older brother Edward A. Densmore Jr. and younger brother Michael P. Densmore. After graduating from North Quincy High School in 1955, Bob enlisted in the US Army and served as a Paratrooper in the Armored Airborne receiving the rank of Specialist, Third Class. "Bobby," as known to his close friends, received both an undergraduate and masters degree in business from Boston College in 1961 and 1963, respectively. Bob also served as the youngest (at the time) Exalted Ruler at the Elk's Lodge of Quincy in 1967. Through the years Bob worked at the Kellogg Company, Manny Maxwell & Moore, Homelite, and ITT Grinell. On October 14th, 1961 Bob married Linda A. Smith also of Quincy. Together they raised three children: Michele A. Densmore, Karen A. Densmore, and Michael R. Densmore. Bob's greatest loves and joys in life were first and foremost his family, his career, Boston College, the Red Sox, billiards, card games, and anything to do with the city of Boston. His dislike for New York was just as palpable (he was a true Bostonian).

Mr. Densmore is survived by his beloved and loyal wife Linda A. Densmore, his eldest daughter Michele Densmore Beamon, her husband Gary R. Beamon, and their three children Alix, Shelby and Tay. Mr. Densmore's second born daughter Karen A. Densmore and her daughter Sunny also survive their father and grandfather. He is also survived by his youngest child Michael R. Densmore, his wife Kristina Maximenko, their daughter Emilia, and their expected daughter to arrive in October, Mr. Densmore's sixth granddaughter. Besides his immediate family Mr. Densmore leaves behind his brother Michael P. Densmore and his wife Flo Densmore and his two children (John, Christine), his sister-in-law Mary Hewitt Densmore and her four children (Eddie, Kevin, Brian, Kathie), sister-in-law Paula Barton, her husband Brad Barton and Paula's four children (Rob, Stacy, Keri, David), brother-in-law William P. Smith, his wife Jane Doyle Smith and their two children (Michelle, Jenny), along with a plethora of great nieces and great nephews.

Robert William Densmore was known for and will forever be remembered for his love for his family, appreciation for the small things in life, faith, vitality, courage, fortitude, thoughtfulness, being a true gentleman, having a heart of a lion, and being one in a billion. The ever-lasting impression of Bob's wisdom was expressed with just a look and a minimal number of poignant words.

Bob's life will be celebrated on September 2nd, 2014 at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A, Sandwich where friends and relatives are invited to visit from 9:30am-12pm, followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:30PM at Corpus Christi Parish, 324 Quaker Meeting House Rd., East Sandwich. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. For online guestbook, please visit www.NickersonBourneFuneralHome.com

In lieu of flowers, the Densmore family requests donations be made in Bob's name to the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island. Donations may be made here: http://www.biausa.org/ri/

"Linda, I am so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. I think of the two of you often and never pass the Alexandria Elks Lodge without thinking of Bobby. You are..." Janet Corrigan (Alexandria, VA)

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