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Robert V. "Bob" Ford
  • Malden Catholic High School
    99 Crystal St.
    Melrose 02148

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So sorry to hear of your loss Ford family! Bob and Mary were close friends of mom and dad for many years. I will miss seeing him working in the yard and walking Willow. My sympathy to you all, it is a true loss of a friendly, hard working , lovely man. He and Mary are in heaven playing Rumikub!

Posted by: Kathie Connors - Mashpee, MA - Friend   Jun 07, 2018

I am very saddened to hear of Bob's passing. He was a good friend and neighbor on Cape Cod. I will never forget when my 3 kids ran through the tall grass on the Cape. They all came out screaming covered with ticks and Bob Ford helped me pick off very single one! He was always smiling and friendly, he loved his family and his Cocker Spaniels. He will be missed.

Posted by: Mary Jean O'Connor - mission Viejo, CA - Friend   Jun 07, 2018

To Bob and entire Ford family-
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Mr Ford was truly a gentleman.

Mark DeCroteau
Malden Catholic Class of 1981

Posted by: Mark DeCroteau - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   May 31, 2018

Bob, Larry and Brian, my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. He was a wonderful and caring man and a true gentleman. On behalf of Kerry and I, our hearts truly ache for you and hope the best memories of your Dad will get you through this time of sadness.

Posted by: David & Kerry Lynch - Melrose, MA   May 31, 2018

Wishing you my sincerest condolences, Bob on your loss. May your father RIP.

Posted by: Mary Ellen Sansone - Warwick, NY - coworker   May 31, 2018

Dear Bob - I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Posted by: Amanda DePalma - Groveland, MA - coworker   May 30, 2018

I grew up just up the street from the Ford family . When I was 11 years old my father passed away. Mr. Ford basically became a step father to me. He took care of me like I was one of his sons. I will never forget everything that he did for me and my family in our time of need. He was a True Gentleman in every sense of the word. You will be missed "Big F'

Rick Camuso

Posted by: Rick Camuso - Reading, MA - Family Friend   May 30, 2018

My deepest condolences, Bob, to you and your family, for the loss of your father.

Posted by: Chris Tomaselli    May 30, 2018

Bob, Brian and Larry - my deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. Mr. Ford was a great man and he will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Posted by: Kurt Lavery - Saugus, MA - Family Friend   May 30, 2018

Bob,Larry , Brian and the rest of the family I am so sorry for your loss. Dad was a great guy. He was loved by many and will certainly be missed. I have enjoyed all my time spent with him over the many years and many weekend visits to Mashpee. Love you Dad. R.I.P. Fly high with the angels and give Mom a kiss for me.

Posted by: KATHLEEN Brophy - South Easton, MA - daughter   May 30, 2018