NORTH ATTLEBORO – Robert J. “Bobby” St. John Sr., 72, of George Street passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at home surrounded by his devoted family. He was the loving husband of Pamela (Prew) St. John for over 24 years.
Born November 1, 1944 in Providence, RI, he was a son of the late Harold F. and Mary Anne (Gallagher) St. John.
Bobby grew up in Providence and has been a resident of North Attleboro since 1974.
He was a self-employed electrician for many years and worked as a special officer on the North Attleboro Police Department for 25 years before retiring 7 years ago.
He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1962 to 1966.
Bobby loved the Corps and enjoyed going to the Marine Corps birthday ball each year in Boston. He enjoyed watching birds and feeding animals in his yard, his bi-annual vacations with Pam and spending time with his grandchildren, particularly fishing with them and watching their sporting events.
He also cherished his two dogs, Maggie and Molly.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children and their spouses: Robin Mason and husband Walter of Franklin, Steven St. John and wife Bobbie Jo of Dubai, UAE, Robert St. John, Jr. of Austin, TX and Stephanie Beaulieu and husband Andre of Wrentham;
Two siblings: Harold St. John and wife Alice of Cranston, RI and Mary Anne Gasper of Providence;
And five grandchildren: Amanda, Matthew, Allison, Isabelle and Ursula.
He was expecting a sixth grandchild in a few weeks.
He was brother of the late Richard, James and Edward St. John.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, August 1 from 5-8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.
A funeral will be held from the funeral home on Wednesday, August 2 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass at St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro at 10 o’clock. Burial will be held at a later date at Shepardville Cemetery in Plainville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bobby’s name to Sturdy Memorial Foundation, PO BOX 2963, Attleboro, MA 02703 with a notation of ONCOLOGY or Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd, Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057.
To sign an online guestbook for Mr. St. John, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.