Robert Borsari
1934 - 2020
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ROBERT "BOB" BORSARI, of Peterborough, NH, blessed with the Sacraments of the Catholic Church, passed away peacefully on June 28, 2020, at Catholic Medical Center surrounded by his beloved family.

Bob was born in Plymouth, MA, on July 7,1934, the son of Alphonso and Julia (Maini)Borsari. He was the husband of his dear Mary Ellen (Higgins)Borsari who preceded him in death in 1993; loving father of James,(Wendy)Borsari, Michael Borsari, Ellen Borsari (Lindy)Joseph; dear grandfather and great grandfather, "Nono", to Julia, Conrad, Cameron, Joseph, MariEllen, and Bexley. Bob is survived by his brother Paul Borsari and was preceded in death by his brothers Gino and Alphonso.

Bob was a warm, fun-loving resident of Peterborough and proud owner of Peterborough Shoe Store where for 45 years his huge smile welcomed customers of all ages. He was well-known for fitting hundreds of children with their first pair of shoes, and many adults can say they walked the town in a pair of his comfortable, quality shoes. The park bench in front of the shoe store was well-known known as a place for visiting with Bob.

Bob's life was focused on faith and service to his Church, country, and community. He was a Charter Member of Monadnock Council 5790 and Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and served St. Peter's parish community as Eucharistic minister. He served his country in the Army and was president of the Human Service Organization from 1988-2010. He was a little league coach and actor in the play Our Town. He was proud of being a long-time resident of High Street.

Our dear Bob was a wonderful human being, son, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and dear friend to so very many. We all thank Bob for a life well-lived, one that was a true blessing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with the family privately on July 13, and a memorial Mass and celebration of Bob's life will be held for the public when it is safe to participate together. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Peterborough Human Services Fund, One Grove Street, Peterborough, NH 03458, or to the Knights of Columbus, Monadnock Council#5790, 12 Church Street, Peterborough, NH 03458.

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Published in Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on Jul. 2, 2020.
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July 9, 2020
Chyrel Borsari Malaguti
July 9, 2020
Bob was a great man, and always made you feel special. Christmas and Peterborough will forever be linked in memory as family holidays were spent at 24 High Street, hanging out with Uncle Bob at the shoe store and sneaking doughnuts from the diner next door while people came in to visit and solve the world's problems over coffee while buying shoes. Bob loved his family, his Celtics and the Red Sox---& always had time to debate why this was their year. His laugh was legendary, and his smile would light up a room. RIP Uncle Bob
Dina Higgins
July 7, 2020
Paul, my condolences to you in the loss of your brother. Also to all the Borsari family.
Daniel caton
July 4, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time.
Jellison Funeral Home The staff at Jellison Funeral Home
July 3, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Dolly (Waite, Whippie) Flynn
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