Robert (Bob) D MacDougall
February 24 1931 - June 07 2016 - Age 85

Mr. Robert D. "Bob" MacDougall, of Waltham, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at his home. He was 85.

Bob was born in Belmont on February 24, 1931, a son of the late William and Viola (Doyle) MacDougall. After graduating from Belmont High School he served with the United States Navy during the Korean War.

After he left the Navy he attended Boston College graduating with the class of 1957. Two years earlier he married his high school sweetheart, Belmont native Virginia H. Union, in Saint Joseph's Church. The couple lived Watertown before moving to Waltham in 1963 where they have been residents since.

Until his retirement Bob owned and operated Consumer Appliance Service in Waltham for thirty years.

Always handy by nature he considered his home his castle where he took meticulous care of his house, gardens and yard. He was a man of many talents . . . the rare guy who not only had the tools but knew how to use them as well.

He belonged to the Knights of Columbus in Watertown and the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post No. 156 in Waltham.

In addition to his wife of sixty-one years, Virginia, he leaves his children, Brenda M. Kelly and her husband, Michael, of Franklin, Gail A. Cannistraro and her husband, David, of Littleton, Robert C. MacDougall and his wife, Susan, of Winchendon and Paula J. Burke and her husband, Michael, of Bellingham; his brother and sister, Richard D. MacDougall of Poinciana, Florida and Viola Taylor of Rollins, Montana; eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was also a brother of the late William A. MacDougall and cousin of the late Gloria McLean and her husband, Ken.

Family and friends will honor and remember Bob's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, June 10th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery.

Waltham, MA (current)
Belmont, MA (birthplace)

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