Robert A. Clifford
1948 - 2021
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"Bob" Clifford of Walpole and Falmouth, formerly of Norwood, passed away from complications of COVID-19 on January 19, 2021 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Marie M. (McCarville) Lawrie and the late Paula C. (Crook) Clifford. Son of the late Thomas E. and Doris L. (Burrell) Clifford. Survived by his own children Robert A. Clifford Jr. and his wife Allyson of South Boston and Katherine P. Clifford of Norwood, as well as Michael P. Lawrie and his wife Cristan of South Carolina, John R. Lawrie Jr. and his wife Courtney of Walpole and Meghan E. (Lawrie) Jaeger and her husband Matthew of Walpole. Devoted brother of Thomas E. Clifford Jr. of Walpole, Anne C. Whitaker of Chelmsford, The Reverend Paul T. Clifford of Braintree and the late John V. Clifford. Cherished Papa of Bobby, Patrick, Ciara, Brendan, Matthew and Jack. Loving uncle of Suzanne and Robert Whitaker.

Born and raised in Norwood, Bob was a 1966 graduate of Norwood High School where he was a proud member of the Mustang hockey team. He continued his playing career at Brown University from which he graduated in 1970. Bob dedicated his working career to the students of Norwood High School where he taught for 38 years. He was also a familiar presence behind the bar at Lewis' Bar & Grille in Norwood and the Chart Room in Cataumet.

All services will be private with a celebration of Bob's life to be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home, Norwood, MA. Bob's family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Falmouth Hospital for all their care and efforts over the last few weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to The Friends of Norwood Hockey, 64 Jacobsen Drive, Norwood, MA 02062 or The Friends of St. Nick, PO Box 814, Norwood, MA 02062.

Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home

Norwood, MA 781-762-0482

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February 17, 2021
Our family was saddened to hear of Bob's passing. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Julie & Jerry Drummey
February 13, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I fondly remember him at many Crook gatherings over all the years. Robbie and Katherine, I am sure he is hanging with your mom and peg and jim (and my parents too!) thinking of you both! - kara doherty
kara doherty
January 26, 2021
Bob was my favorite teacher at Norwood High. He was very good to me. (His wife Paula was my cheerleading coach, and she was great, too. ) I also used to run into Bob in Falmouth. I was always happy to see him - Such a great guy. I’m so sorry for this loss. He will always be remembered by me and many others. Kathy ( Denzer) Reddoch
Katherine Reddoch
January 25, 2021
My sincere condolences to Marie and Bob's family, especially Tom Clifford. Bob was a great friend and classmate at Brown for 4 years. Hockey teammate and fraternity brother. Loved his sense of humor. Salt of the earth guy. I have great memories of our good times together. Rest in peace, my friend! God bless.
Ted Lally
January 24, 2021
Marie, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband. Will keep you and your family n my prayers.
Ann Galvin
January 24, 2021
While I spent the later years of my professional career with Bob at NHS, I knew Bob and his family since Cub Scouts(Doris) and the very beginnings of the Norwood Hockey Club{Tom). Bob, the Cliffords, Connollys and McKeowns have always shared wonderful experiences and memories of growing up in Norwood. To work with Bob at Norwood High School was just a perfect closure to a wonderful experience with an exceptional educator, lifelong friend and hockey"townie"! Rob and Katherine, my very sincere condolences to you and the family. Take some solace in the fact that you had love and learning from a father that was singular! God bless and God speed to all!
Kevin P.Connolly
January 24, 2021
Marie and Family so sorry to hear about Bob. My sincere condolences and sympathy. Thinking of you ... Carole Humphreys ❤
Carole Humphreys
January 24, 2021
I loved Bob. He was my patient and ultimately my friend for many years.

A true standup guy of few words. I will miss him. My sincerest best wishes

to his family. Charlie Tracy
Charlie Tracy
January 23, 2021
I had the honour of meeting Bob (Simply known as B) at Brown where we were hockey teammates all 4 years. He was a true gentleman both on and, especially, off the ice. We were all very lucky to have had the pleasure of knowing B. He was a special person.
Don McGinnis
January 23, 2021
Katherine, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was a wonderful man, loved and respected by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time
Irene Aurilio (Kamfonik)
January 23, 2021
Rob, Katherine and Family ~

We are deeply saddened to hear of your Dad's passing, and can certainly understand the sorrow you are all experiencing. Our prayers and our heartfelt condolences are with you all during this very difficult time. Be assured, however, that he is at peace with God and will no longer experience pain or suffering, and you will carry him in your hearts and memories forever.
Bob and Betty Marsh
January 23, 2021
B was a great teammate, fraternity brother, and friend. My heart goes out to T and the rest of the Clifford family.
Bill Kane
January 22, 2021
Bob was my history teacher as a student and we also taught together at Norwood High School. In fact, I took over his old classroom. He also made me my first drink when I turned 21. I considered him a mentor and a friend. Bob was a genuinely great guy. He will be greatly missed. I would like to pass along my condolences to the family.
January 21, 2021
Robert (Bobby) as I knew him. Devoted brother of Tom. Many times skating with the Clifford's including his Father on New Pond and Peddies.
Bob was a devoted Teacher from a devoted Family.
Jack Bayer
Jack Bayer
January 21, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with Bob at Courtney and Johnny's house a few years ago and remember how friendly and kind he was. May he Rest In Peace and sympathy to his wife Marie, and all family members.
Cheryl, Michael and Haley Morris/Mary Williams
Cheryl Morris
January 21, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
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