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SHEFFIELD, Attorney Robert J. Age 79, of Milton, passed away at home February 7th surrounded by his loving family while watching Sunday Mass on TV. Beloved husband for 55 years of the late Mary (Twomey). Devoted father of Rob Sheffield and his wife Ally of Brooklyn, NY; Ann Sheffield and her partner John Grub of Weymouth; Tracey Mackey and her husband Bryant of Zurich, Switzerland; and Caroline Hanlon and her husband John of Dorchester. He was devoted to his grandchildren: Charlie, Sarah, Allison, and David Mackey; and Sydney, Jackie, Mallory, and Maggie Hanlon; brother of Sister Margaret Sheffield O.P. of Sinsinawa, WI; Cathy Durham of Plymouth; and the late Margaret "Peggy" Connors and Raymond Sheffield. He is also survived by his wonderful brothers-in-law and many loving nieces and nephews. For those who feel comfortable attending, Visiting Hours will be held at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., MILTON, Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, only 20 guests will be allowed within the funeral home at once, masks are required, and guests should bring their own pens to sign the register book. Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Hills Church, Milton, Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. The Mass will be live-streamed; please refer to the obituary funeral home website for the link. A private Burial will be held in Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's memory to the Milton Council On Aging, 10 Walnut St., Milton, MA 02186. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at a later date to be announced. For complete obituary and guestbook, see Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home (617) 696-4200

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Published in Boston Globe from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2021.
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February 10, 2021
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Arthur and Susan Doyle
February 10, 2021
I had the pleasure of working in the same office with Bob for 25 years. He was the most optimistic person I ever met. Always in a great mood and looked at the good in every situation. His family was his life especially his beloved Mary. An inspiration to all who knew him. He will be missed.
Nancy Warren.
February 9, 2021
Your dad was the type of person who inspired integrity in those around him. He encouraged others to be the best that they could be. He truly was one of a kind. He will greatly missed by family, friends and the Town of Milton. Bill and Barbara Fitzgerald
Barbara Fitzgerald
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