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“Dear Ruthe~I just heard of your dad's passing. My dad always spoke so highly of him.So very sorry for your pain ,you know it never goes away it just...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Cathy Druker - Pompano Beach, FL

“My sincere condolences to your family may you find comfort in the God of all comfort. ”
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“My sincerest condolences on the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers RutheWith deepest sympathies,Jay ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jay O'Brien - Revere, MA

“I am sorry to hear about Uncle Bob all my best to you guys. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Dennis Tully - Nashua, NH

“Ruth,So sorry to hear about your dad. My mom and dad had many years of friendship and many good memories of the Eaves family.My mom Vera shares in...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Marie Washington - Chelsea, MA

“So many wonderful memories of a wonderful man. Ruthie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family always....Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Hope Ann Fothergill-Colameta - FL

“They don't make them like Bob anymore !!!! So devoted, gentle, kind & giving. In all the years I had the privileged to be part of this family I never...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Debbie Garcia - Everett, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Robert A. Eaves, of Melrose, formerly of Naples, Fl & Chelsea, died at the Brightview in Danvers on Dec. 31, 2016 at the age of 95. Robert was born & raised in Chelsea and a graduate of Chelsea High School. He resided in Chelsea for 40 years, 17 years in Naples, Fl and several years in Danvers. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army. Bob worked as a Assistant Director for the Chelsea Redevelopment Authority for over 35 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Sagamore Club in Chelsea and enjoyed playing cards, walking Revere Beach and was a Boston Red Sox fan. Bob was a kind & generous family man and was so devoted to his wife's care during her lengthy illness. He was the beloved husband of Mary L. (Tully) Eaves for 67 years. Loving father of Robert A. Eaves, Jr. & his wife Karen of MD and Ruth M. Cullen & her late husband Dan of Melrose. Caring brother of the late Thomas Eaves & his wife Irma of Revere. Cherished grandfather of Robert A. Eaves III, Taylor Eaves, Daniel Cullen and Sarah Scott. Great grandfather of Drew & Liam Cullen. Also survived by several nieces & nephews. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Thursday, Jan. 5th from 4-7PM. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 6th at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in The Church of the Incarnation, 425 Upham St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.