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Robert A. Holmes Obituary
Robert A. Holmes of Duxbury, formerly of Scituate, passed away quietly in his sleep Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, surrounded by his family. Bob was 82 years old. He was the loving husband of Carmen M. (Notarangeli) Holmes of Duxbury; the caring and devoted father of Robert V. Holmes of Wakefield, Michael W. Holmes and Colette M. Holmes, both of Duxbury. Also survived by his sister, Audrey of California; and brother, Fred of Arizona. He was also brother of the late Ralph Holmes of Oregon, Vivian (Holmes) Gullage and Iris (Holmes) Butters, both of California. He was the son of the late Adolph H. and Jessie L. (Sceviour) Holmes. Uncle Bob was survived by 20 nieces and nephews. Bob was born and raised in the city of Malden, where he was a firefighter between 1956 and 1959. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea and in the U.S. Air Force (crash rescue) based at Otis Air Force Base in Cape Cod. Bob was a mechanical inspector for Raytheon Company for 28 years before retiring in 1995. Bob moved to Duxbury in 1990. He was a practiced musician playing lead trumpet in his own band in Korea. Funeral services were held Aug. 24, in the MacDonald Funeral Home, Marshfield. Contributions in Bobs memory may be made to the National Parkinsons Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018. For online condolences, please visit macdonaldfuneralhome.com.

Published in Duxbury Reporter from Sept. 8 to Sept. 15, 2012
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