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Robert E. Hunt
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  • Northeast Animal Shelter
    347 Highland Ave.,
    Salem, MA 01970

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“Pleased Bobby can finally rest pescefully. God be with him. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Nancy Hunt & Bill - Mesa, AZ

“We will truly miss you Uncle Bobby. I always remember great thanksgiving get togethers with you in Saugus. You will always be loved and remembered...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Shawn and Betty Hunt - Orlando, FL

“Kathy and family so sorry for your loss. A great guy and a great friend he was for me. I talked with him 5 times last month and could sense he was...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: james kasprzak - W springfield, 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 »
4 of 4 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Robert E. Hunt passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on November 21, 2016 at the age of 78, 2 months after his wife Mildred died. Robert was born in Concord, MA on October 16, 1939 to the late John P. & Mary (MacDonald) Hunt. He was raised in Malden, graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1958, lived in Saugus for over 25 years, Wells, Maine for 10 years and the past 8 years in Stoneham. Mr. Hunt worked as a printer for Merrill Printing and Daniels Printing for over 40 years ending his career as a proof reader. Robert was a former member of Sacred Hearts Church in Malden, St. Mary's Church in Wells, Maine, the Knights of Columbus in Malden, was very generous to the Little Sisters of The Poor and catholic charities in general. He enjoyed collecting autographs, had quite a large collection including Frank Sinatra, & Joe Dimaggio, and was a member of the Gene Audrey Fan Club. Robert was a lover of animals and was a big fan of all the Boston sports teams. Mr. Hunt was the husband of the late Mildred (Mikkelsen) Hunt. Brother of Kathleen Neville & her husband Ed of Melrose, John Hunt of Saugus, Nancy Cowperthwait of AZ, Susan Carroll of W. Yarmouth, Connie Nedohon of WI, Terry Hunt of W. Yarmouth and the late Mary McDermott, Judy Nelson & Dolly Behnke. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 9:00-10:00AM, followed by a service at the funeral home at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Forest Dale Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970.