Robert E. Uncle Bob McGillivray

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Robert E. "Uncle Bob" McGillivray

July 01, 1930 - February 02, 2019

Robert E. Uncle Bob McGillivray Gloucester - Mr. Robert E. “Uncle Bob” McGillivray, 88, of Gloucester, passed away on Saturday evening at home with his family at his side.

Uncle Bob was born July 1, 1930, in Gloucester, he is the son of the late Joseph and Helen (Crowley) McGillivray. He was a lifelong resident of Gloucester and a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1947.

He was the owner and the operator of Noyes Movers for many years until his retirement. Uncle Bob previously worked on the Gloucester Waterfront.

He was a United States Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Democratic Party for a lifetime of dedication and commitment to the party, he campaigned tirelessly in support of equality and rights for all.

Uncle Bob is survived by his children, Valerie R. McGillivray and her husband Kevin Gomes of Haverhill, Marie Zanis and her husband Stanley of Sanford, Maine, Robert McGillivray Jr. of Salisbury, Cynthia Eaton of Salisbury and Christopher McGillivray and his wife Jeanie of Grand Junction, Colo.; his sister Marjorie Cusick of Gloucester. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren Taylor Gomes, Maylyn Barani, Robert McGillivray III, Daryl McGillivray, Erin McDonough, Sherri Ann Harris, Christopher R. McGillivray Jr. and Chad McGillivray; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Uncle Bob is predeceased by his brothers Kenneth, Joseph, and Stewart McGillivray. His sisters Lois Ruta, Helen Nickerson, Georgine Hill Elizabeth Laurenzano.

Uncle Bob’s visiting hours will be in the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester, on Wednesday evening, February 6, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral will be from the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home on Thursday morning, February 7, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. Uncle Bob’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect St., Gloucester, at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in Beechbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. For online condolences and register book please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
Published on February 5, 2019
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4 posts

Caitlin Rumpf
Feb 12, 2019
Wow...hard to see that ray of sunshine and kindness is gone. He is dancing in Heaven now! My condolences to his family that shared him with us all. He made our 'going out dancing nights' so much more fun. He always spoke so highly of his family and made everyone feel special.
Caitlin
Feb 12, 2019
Wow...hard to see that ray of sunshine and kindness is gone. He is dancing in Heaven now! My condolences to his family that shared him with us all. He made our 'going out dancing nights' so much more fun. He always spoke so highly of his family and made everyone feel special.
Melissa Lovasco
Feb 08, 2019
He was such and amazing man with such a kind heart. Gloucester has lost one of the finest and I will sincerely miss seeing him around.
Jeanine Burns
Feb 06, 2019
What a kind and gentle man.He sure could dance!May you rest in Peace Bob!