Robert V. "Bob" Ford

  • Born: May 2, 1929
  • Died: May 29, 2018
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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Robert V. "Bob" Ford, of Melrose, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on May 29, 2018 at the age of 89. Bob was born in Malden, raised in Medford and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1947. He attended Merrimack College and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Bob resided in Medford for many years and Melrose since 1968. He worked as an Installer for New England Telephone Company for 36 years before his retirement in 1996. Bob is a member of the Malden Catholic Hall of Fame in hockey, baseball & football and was drafted by the Boston Braves. He was a member of the Melrose Fish & Game for many years and the I.B.E.W. Local #2222. Bob enjoyed spending his winters in Hollywood, FL and spending time at his home in New Seabury, MA. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary A. (O'Brien) Ford for 55 years. Loving father of Brian Ford of New Seabury, Lawrence Ford & his wife Laurie of CA and Robert Ford of Melrose. Cherished grandfather of Colleen, Kelly and Kennedy. Caring friend Kathy Brophy. Devoted brother of the late Sally Carrigan, Catherine Uncles, Walter Ford, Irene Murphy and Jackie Ford. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Thursday, May 31st from 4-8PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Friday, June 1st at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers,contributions may be made in Bob's name to Malden Catholic High School, 99 Crystal St., Malden, MA 02148.