Robert B. Bob Archer, of Holbrook, formerly of Somerville and Oregon, passed away Oct. 24, 2013 at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Dorothy E. (Del Visco) Archer. Loving father of Debra E. Bethune of Halifax and Cheryl A. ORourke of Plymouth. Devoted brother of Darlene Billings of ID, Jeannie Perino of OR, the late Dale Archer. Dear Grampa to Stephanie, Robert, Samantha, Emily, Joshua, and Sean. Bob was born in Oregon where he grew up and was educated. He lived in Somerville for several years before moving to Holbrook in 1971. He retired from Gillette in So. Boston where he worked as a machine operator for 40 years. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam Era. He was also a long time member and former Deacon and Trustee of Winthrop Congregational Church, Holbrook. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 So. Franklin St. (Rte. 37), Holbrook, MA. Funeral services Monday at 10 a.m. in the Winthrop Congregational Church. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Should friends desire in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to Winthrop Congregational Church, 16 N. Franklin St., Holbrook MA 02343 or the
, 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701. For additional information, directions or to leave a sympathy message visit our website at www.cartwrightfuneral.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Oct. 25, 2013