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Robert W. Setterland

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Robert W. Setterland passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 22, after a period of failing health. Bob was born in Weymouth, attended Weymouth schools and graduated in 1942 from the Weymouth Trade High School. While in high school, he met his bride of 67 years, Pauline "Polly" Smith. After high school he joined the United States Navy and spent 4 years as a gunner during World War II. In 1944 Pauline travelled to Port Orchard, Wash., where she and Bob were married. Upon his return to Massachusetts Bob worked as a master machinist for Bethlehem Steel. He moved his family to Hanover in 1957. He was the owner/operator of Setterland Machine and Setterland Trucking. Bob was an accomplished man. He enjoyed automobiles and purchased one of the first electric cars for Polly. He travelled throughout the United States and Europe. He spent many winters in Hawaii and Florida. In his later years he organized several Weymouth High School reunions. He collected and enjoyed jig saw puzzles and did hundreds of them. The past few years he enjoyed beginning his day with his son Robert having breakfast at the Eating Establishment. Bob was predeceased by Polly and his son, Paul Edward. He is survived by his son, Robert (spouse Debbie), and their four daughters, Heather, Holly, Kristen, and Kaete; and his son, David (spouse Susie), and their two daughters, Janette and Tammie. "Papa also leaves his six great-grandchildren. A private service will be held at a later date. To send a condolence or sign the guest book, visit www.mackinnonfuneral.com.

Published in The Hanover Mariner from Feb. 26 to Mar. 5, 2014
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