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Robert C. Carew


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Robert C. Carew Obituary
Robert Bob Curry Carew, 85, of Franklin, unexpectedly passed away December 10, 2015 in his beloved home. Born January 23, 1930, son of the late Frederick and Mary (Curry) Carew, he grew up in Arlington, MA graduating from Arlington High School. He went on to earn a Bachelors degree from Massachusetts College of Art, and a Masters degree in Education from Tufts University. He was a devoted husband of 60 years to Mary (Reilly) Carew. Loving father of Caren Carew of Medway, MA; John Carew and his wife Carol of Worcester, MA; Robert Bob Carew, Jr. his wife Maryellen and their children Holly, Ryan and Kathryn Carew of Westborough, MA; and Carol Carew of Orrington, ME. Hes survived by his sister, Maryanne and her husband George Brouilette of Groton, MA as well as many well-loved nieces, nephews and their children. He was sadly predeceased by his brother Frederick Red Carew and his sister Alice Russell. A Renaissance man, Bob was a fine artist, painter, sculptor and illustrator as well as a freelance graphic artist. Bob was a well respected and loved art teacher for over 40 years primarily in the Brookline Public Schools. He enjoyed cultivating a sense of wonder and creativity in children through the visual arts. He had a strong sense of social justice and practiced it throughout his life. He loved kids and never ceased being delighted in their joy of life. His encyclopedic memory and quick wit enhanced his debating skills and were part of his charm. He was a sportsman, a swimmer, an avid reader, movie connoisseur, gardener, and carpenter. Bob was a strong, gentle, giving man and his loving presence will be sorely missed. Friends and family were invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, December 14 from 5-8 at Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main St, Franklin. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Mary Church, 1 Church Square, Franklin, Tuesday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to the Framingham Heart Study, attn. Linda Norton, 73 Mount Wayte Ave., Suite #2, Framingham 01702.
Published in The Country Gazette from Dec. 12 to Dec. 25, 2015
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