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Robert Drinkwater

Robert Warren Drinkwater, 81, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday December 17, 2013 following a courageous battle with dementia. Bob was born in Beverly MA on October 16, 1932, son of the late George and Anna (Lawler) Drinkwater. He was raised in Beverly Farms and graduated from Beverly High School in 1950. Bob was a heavy equipment operator for over 50 years with R.W. Drinkwater Construction. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion. He was very patriotic and loved his motorcycles and dancing. He will always be remembered for his ability to whistle loud and proud no matter where he was. Bob is survived by his loving wife Dorothy (Franklin) Drinkwater. His four children whom he shared with his beloved late wife Jean Marie (Durgin) Drinkwater of 42 years: Debra Allen and her husband John; James Drinkwater and his wife Paula; Cindy Bateman and her husband John; and Tamie Panunzio and her husband Steve; all of Beverly. His grandchildren: Rachel and Matt Allen; Paul, David, and Khrystal Drinkwater; John Bateman; and Robert, Lindsey, and Jenna Panunzio. His stepdaughters Peggy Marcelonis, Nance Hamze, and Julie Franklin. His brothers, Ralph and Peter Drinkwater. Bob was the brother of his late siblings Virginia, Susie, Dorothy, George, John and Barbara. A Memorial Service was celebrated at Saint Margaret?s Parish, 672 Hale Street, Beverly Farms, on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. Relatives and friends were invited to attend. Visiting hours were held at the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, prior to the mass from 9 to 10:30 A.M. Memorial contributions may be made in Bobs Memory to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.


Published in The Beverly Citizen from Dec. 18 to Dec. 25, 2013
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