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Official Obituary of: Robert A. Burrows 01/10/2021

Robert A. Burrows 01/10/2021

Robert Arnold Burrows, 89, of North Attleboro, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI. He was the beloved husband of 66 years to his college sweetheart and love of his life, Dorothy J. Burrows.

 

Born on November 16, 1931 in New Bedford, MA, he was the loving son of the late Harry and Alma (Hughes) Burrows.

 

Bob spent his formative years in New Bedford, MA and was a 1949 graduate of Murdock High School in Winchendon, MA. He went on to further his education, obtaining his Associate’s degree from Becker Junior College in Worcester.

 

He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean War. He was discharged with the rank of CPL (T), at which time he married Dorothy on December 18, 1954.

 

Mr. Burrows was in the banking industry in North Attleboro for 42 years. At the time of his retirement, he held the position of Vice President at Bank Boston. He formerly was employed by Manufacturers Savings Bank. He had a vested interest in the town and was involved in many organizations, including Housing for the Elderly and the Salvation Army. He was a longtime member of the Lion’s Club where he served as past president and past treasurer, and was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship. He also served as the North Attleboro District Nursing Treasurer.

 

Bob was a communicant of Grace Episcopal Church in North Attleboro for 66 years, where he served as an usher and collector. He was loved by everyone he encountered. His wisdom and humor brought many people great joy.

 

In addition to his beloved wife, Dorothy, he is survived by his devoted children: Bruce Burrows and his wife, Sue of Amesbury, MA; Nancy Burrows and her fiancée, Russell Franceschini of Plainville, MA; and Carolyn Burrows and her partner, David Bibby of Kirkland, WA. He also leaves his cherished grandson, Brian Burrows of Amesbury, MA.

 

Visitation, to which relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend, will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 11 AM – 12 PM, followed by a funeral service at 12 PM in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro, MA. Military honors will be accorded at the conclusion of the service.

 

A private interment will be held in Mount Hope Cemetery and Arboretum in North Attleboro, MA at the convenience of the family on a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s name may be made to Grace Episcopal Church,

104 North Washington St., North Attleboro, MA 02760 or a charity of your choice.

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  • Hi Dad,  It’s my 1st time celebrating your birthday without you.  I hope you are having a heavenly day.  I miss you so much Dad!  I think of you all the time, especially when doing yard work – you always kept the house and the yard looking beautiful.  You left us too soon; I wasn’t ready to let you go.  Thank you for waiting for me to come home so that I could be with you until you were with God.  I Love you so much! 
    Your Little Chicadee, Carolyn xoxo

  • Dear Burrows family, my deepest sympathies to you all on the passing of Mr. Burrows. I have fond memories of seeing him his in yard on Meadow St when I was a kid.

  • Thoughts and Prayers Dot and family
    Bob was a good friend and very good to 
    my veteran clients at the North Attleborough
    Veterans Office
    Korean Veterans Always Remembered??
    My wife Debi (Hayes-Foley) remembering
    the fellowship from Grace Church
    Peace Be With You Bobby
    Debi&Joe Clougherty????

  • Will remember you Bob as a happy and outgoing associate. You where right there to help me  and immediatley felt at home as part of the Manufacturers National Bank “family”. Helen and I would like to express our condolences to Dot and the rest of your family. Peter and Helen LaChance.

  • Dot and family, I knew Bob for many years, both the bank and Lions Club.  He was a very kind individual. I am sure you have wonderful memories, he will be missed.
    Sue and Jim Sinnott

  • We are heartbroken to hear of Bob’s passing. We delivered meals on wheels to Bob and Dot for 2 years, until Covid forced us to stop. We had many enjoyable visits while we dropped off their lunches. We will miss him.

    Deepest sympathy to Dot and all the family. 
    Sincerely,
    Pat and Jane Keleher 

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  1. We are heartbroken to hear of Bob’s passing. We delivered meals on wheels to Bob and Dot for 2 years, until Covid forced us to stop. We had many enjoyable visits while we dropped off their lunches. We will miss him.

    Deepest sympathy to Dot and all the family. 
    Sincerely,
    Pat and Jane Keleher 

  2. Dot and family, I knew Bob for many years, both the bank and Lions Club.  He was a very kind individual. I am sure you have wonderful memories, he will be missed.
    Sue and Jim Sinnott

  3. Will remember you Bob as a happy and outgoing associate. You where right there to help me  and immediatley felt at home as part of the Manufacturers National Bank “family”. Helen and I would like to express our condolences to Dot and the rest of your family. Peter and Helen LaChance.

  4. Thoughts and Prayers Dot and family
    Bob was a good friend and very good to 
    my veteran clients at the North Attleborough
    Veterans Office
    Korean Veterans Always Remembered??
    My wife Debi (Hayes-Foley) remembering
    the fellowship from Grace Church
    Peace Be With You Bobby
    Debi&Joe Clougherty????

  5. Dear Burrows family, my deepest sympathies to you all on the passing of Mr. Burrows. I have fond memories of seeing him his in yard on Meadow St when I was a kid.

  6. Hi Dad,  It’s my 1st time celebrating your birthday without you.  I hope you are having a heavenly day.  I miss you so much Dad!  I think of you all the time, especially when doing yard work – you always kept the house and the yard looking beautiful.  You left us too soon; I wasn’t ready to let you go.  Thank you for waiting for me to come home so that I could be with you until you were with God.  I Love you so much! 
    Your Little Chicadee, Carolyn xoxo

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