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Robert F. Kearns

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Robert F. Kearns of Newton Highlands passed away Friday May 4, 2018 at the age of 85. Born in Springfield to the late Leo and Mary (Horgan) Kearns, he was a graduate of Springfield High School. A proud veteran of the US Army, Roberts service during the Korean War allowed him to attend U Mass Amherst on the GI bill, graduating in 1958. He then went onto earn a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. Beloved husband of Mary (Farrey), the couple married in 1986 and settled in Newton Highlands. Robert retired from a 30-year career as electrical engineer at GTE in 1992. An amateur radio enthusiast in his youth, Robert spent many hours communicating with people all over the world. Robert was the dear brother of the late David W. Kearns and Judith Allen. Along with his wife Mary, he survived by many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, May 9th in St. John the Evangelist Church, Wellesley followed by interment in St. Marys Cemetery, Needham. Donations in his memory may be made to Catholic Charities c/o Advancement Office 275 West Broadway, Boston, MA 02127. Funeral arrangements were made by the Henry J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, Wellesley Hills.
Published in The Newton Tab from May 8 to May 16, 2018
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