"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.
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