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Robert J. Conway

October 31, 2018

Robert J. Conway Peabody - Robert J. Conway, 71, a retired Peabody Police Sergeant, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at the Hunt Retirement & Skilled Nursing Facility in Danvers, following an extended illness.

Born in Salem, he was son of the late Edward and Mary (Manning) Conway Sr. Except for a few years living on Cape Ann, he lived most of his life in Peabody. He graduated from Peabody High School, class of 1965, and received a degree in Criminal Justice from North Shore Community College.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Conway served the community as a police officer with the City of Peabody, retiring as a Sergeant following 35 years of service. He served as one of the initial Motorcycle Police Officers in Peabody.

Bob lived a life of adventure, and enjoyed many interests. Besides enjoying a motorcycle ride, he had a passion for photography and the outdoors. He was an avid skier, and spent many weekends with friends at Stowe and other ski areas, enjoying the early or very late runs down the slopes. If you were lucky enough to spend time with Bob, you were probably canoeing, kayaking, camping, biking, skiing, or driving some distance for the best burger or ice cream you ever tasted! He was a longtime volunteer and coach for the Cross Country Team at St. John the Baptist School in Peabody. He volunteered for the Jimmy Fund and supported the Old Timers Baseball Game on Labor Day in Peabody for many years. He would often play the role of Santa at the Peabody Police Union Christmas Party.

He is survived by a daughter and son, Kim Andersen and her husband Rob of Gloucester, and Ian Conway and his wife Bethany of Malden; two grandchildren, Robbie and Eric Andersen; two brothers, Edward Conway Jr. and his wife Cindy of Manchester, and David Conway and his wife Cheryl of Amesbury; and he also leaves his beloved nieces, Jessica, Allyson, and Meghan; and other nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was the former husband of Kathy (Reardon) Conway of Salem.

Following cremation, relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather for a visitation on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., followed by a service honoring his life at 1 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. Please visit for online obituary or post condolences.
Published on November 5, 2018
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