Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
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LANIGAN, Robert J. Of Needham and Nantucket, April 25, 2014. Beloved husband for 33 years to Doris E. (deVarennes) Barlow of Needham and Nantucket. Stepfather of Dr. David H. Barlow and his wife Beverly of Nantucket and Boston. Brother of Geraldine M. Schweitzer and her husband Edward of Wareham and the late Albert W. Lanigan. Brother-in-law of Barbara Lanigan of Holbrook. He is also survived by nephews and nieces Chris Schweitzer and his spouse, Patty, of Westfield, Ted Schweitzer and his partner Dana White of Glen Allen, VA; and Dr. Beth Schweitzer of Oakland, CA. He has two step-grandchildren and 4 step-great grandchildren. Funeral from the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, NEEDHAM on Tuesday, April 29th at 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bartholomew Church at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours are Mon. 4-7 p.m. Interment with military honors at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bobs name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140 or to the Needham Community Council, 570 Hillside Ave, Needham, MA 02494. Graduate of Tilton Academy and attended Yankton College as well as Suffolk University. Decorated US Army, 11th Airborne, World War II Veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star. Retired Highway Superintendent for the Town of Needham. Life member of the 11th Airborne Division Association; VFW, Nantucket chapter; American Legion, Needham Post #14; and the MA Highway and Norfolk, Bristol Middlesex Highway Associations. Avid golfer; former board member of the Needham Golf Club and a member of the Wellesley Country Club for over 40 years. For obit, directions or to share a memory of Bob please visit Eaton Funeral Home 781-444-0201
Published in The Boston Globe from Apr. 27 to Apr. 28, 2014
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