Robert Starr Borden
1933 - 2018
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Robert Starr Borden, 85

Robert Starr Borden, 85, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Town and Country Health Care Center in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Bob was born in Lynn, MA, a son of Thomas Christopher Borden and Beatrice M Sarsfield, on January 14, 1933. He grew up in Holliston, MA before attending Springfield College and later the University of Florida, where he earned an M.D. degree in general medicine. Bob served in the Navy and Air Force followed by four decades as a general practitioner in Groton, MA. Bob loved animals, Boston sports and fitness. He will be remembered for his strong Libertarian opinions, love of flying and friendly smile.

Bob is survived by his sons, Mark Borden of Merrimack, NH and Chris Borden of Sudbury, MA; his brother, Richard G. Borden and his wife Nicki of Georgia; his sister Anne Aldrich of Upton, MA; his grandchildren, Graham Borden, Karlee Borden, Kristene Dauteuil, Mia Borden, and Zoe Borden, as well as his great-granddaughter, Aubrey Vliet. He is further survived by his daughters-in-law, Cynthia Graham-Borden and Kim Swain Borden as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Bob is predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children, Jane E. Borden.

BORDEN - Family and friends can gather to honor and remember Bob for a memorial visitation on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School Street, Groton. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home at 11:00 AM and burial with military honors will follow in Groton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Nashua River Watershed Association of Groton, MA.

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Published in Lowell Sun on Oct. 30, 2018.
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November 19, 2018
Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love comfort your heart and make you firm in your time of grief. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17.
November 9, 2018
My condolences to Bob's family. Bob was our family physician for many years and the fellow pilot who took care of our FAA medical exam requirements. We never discussed controversial issues but focused on common interests including fitness and flying I always enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of his office and the cartoons Bob had posted there. I wish to express appreciation to Bob's family for designating the Nashua River Watershed Association as the recipient of donations in Bob's memory.
Marion Stoddart
November 6, 2018
I only recently stumbled upon his 24 SEPT 1976 letter to the Lowell Sun. When I researched who this man must have been, I learned of his death mere days before I had learned of the man. Dr. Borden found an audience.
Micah Ross
November 4, 2018
He was always there for me through my trials and tribulations, I always tried to be there for him. He delivered my daughter Leanne 49 years ago. He was never dull. May he Rest In Peace.
Janet Sudak (Lawrence)
Janet Sudak-Lawrence
October 31, 2018
Thank you for your service Rest in peace
October 30, 2018
My deepest sympathy to Mark and Chris and their families. I worked for Dr. Borden at his office in Groton for over 10 years. I have many fond memories of him during those years. He will be missed, but not forgotten. Brenda Lawrence Walantis
Brenda Walantis
October 29, 2018
Aunt Ann, Mark,& family Chris,& family, I very sorry for your loss. My deepest and sincere sympathy to you all. May Bob be at peace.
Jim Aldrich
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