American Veteran 09

Robert G. McNamee

August 22, 1932 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 88)

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Robert G. "Bubba" McNamee passed away on January 8, 2021 after a ten plus year battle with dementia. He was 88. He is predeceased by his loving wife Rita D. (Shields) McNamee, his beloved partner of many years, Mona Meng, and his daughter Sharon M. McNamee. He is survived by his sons Robert, Thomas, William, Richard and Francis, as well as his daughters Keri and Dyanne. He is also survived by his grandchildren, and Mona's children Christina, Alisa and Raymond.

Robert was a proud veteran of the US Army, serving two years during the Korean conflict, though not overseas. He was also a longtime and proud union pipefitter in local 537. He took tremendous pride in his work ethic while serving in each role.

A self-described "rabble rouser", he was often outspoken and did not hide his true opinion, no matter what topic you were talking about.

He truly valued his family, yet he never expected to be awarded "Dad of the year". His lasting legacy in life is his fighting spirit. He fought the fight against dementia for over 10 years. God willing, he has been released from the crippling grip of this cruel disease, and is rejoicing his reunion with his loving wife Rita. He will be missed by his fur baby, golden retriever Benny.

He was a devoted and loyal fan of the Boston sports teams, and he was particularly fond of Tom Brady and Dustin Pedroia.

He spent his later years, after retiring, living in Fort Kent, Maine. He loved snowmobiling, ice fishing, harvesting potatoes and harvesting Christmas trees. He was a true outdoorsman. Back in Hull, he enjoyed bodysurfing and surfcasting all over Nantasket beach.

He had a dry sense of humor, sharp wit and loved to tell you stories about his life experiences. He will be truly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's memory can be made to the Alzheimers Association at www.ALZ.org

A private graveside ceremony, with military honors, will be held  at the Bourne National Cemetery, on a date to be determined.

 

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