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Robert C. Desmond

June 4, 1941 ~ August 5, 2019 (age 78)


Robert C. Desmond of Quincy passed away with his family by his side Aug 5th.  Bob was born in Jamaica Plain and lived a long time in Quincy and Norwood.  He served in the USAF.  Bob retired in 2018 after working 40 years at Norwood Municipal Light Dept.  He enjoyed Karate, YMCA and mostly spending time with his Grandchildren. 

Son of the late Maude (Hughes) and Robert E. Desmond.  Beloved wife of 21 years Diane M. (Brooks).  Father of Michael Desmond of CO, Laurie Millier of Attleboro, Corrine Zeuli of NH and the late Beth Desmond Nagy.  Stepfather of Jessica McDonagh of Norwood, Jason Collins of VA and Jarrod Collins of Whitman.  Sister of Janice Kaiser of CA and the late Barbara Michaelson.  Adored Grandfather of 14 Grandchildren. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial Friday Aug. 16 at 10:30 AM in St. Mary’s Church, West Quincy.  Visiting hours Thursday Aug. 15 from 4-8 PM in the Hamel Lydon Chapel, 650 Hancock St., Quincy.  Bob will be laid to rest with his daughter Beth in the Highland Cemetery, Norwood.  For online condolences please visit

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bob's name to Boston Children's Hospital, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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August 15, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hamel-Lydon Chapel 安泰殯儀館
650 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02170

Funeral Mass
August 16, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Mary Parish
95 Crescent Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Interment following service
August 16, 2019

Highland Cemetery
320 Winter Street
Norwood, MA 02062

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