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Robert J. McLean
  • In lieu of flowers, the McLean family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Disabled American Veterans
    616 Broadway
    Somerville, MA 02145
  • In lieu of flowers, the McLean family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • E-Club of Everett
    PO Box 490135,
    Everett, MA 02149
  • In lieu of flowers, the McLean family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • The Friends of Melrose Hockey
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“so sorry to hear this Brian and Val ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: david rose

“Dear McLean Family: Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.Bob & Dottie Goodwin & Family ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Robert & Dorothy Goodwin - MA

“God Bless You Uncle Bob ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: The Lima Family The Lima Family - MA

“Bob was a loving friend and an amazing person. He and Arlene were the very best neighbors, and their door was always open. We loved their beautiful...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Iris and Bob Whitehorn - Gilford, NH

“Greg, Sorry I cannot get by there, I also lost a cousin and I will be busy going to South Boston the next couple of days. My thoughts are with you. ...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Ed Kirby - Melrose, MA

“Greg, Sorry I cannot get by there, I also lost a cousin and I will be busy going to South Boston the next couple of days. My thoughts are with you. ...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Ed Kirby - Melrose, MA

“Greg. So sorry for your loss. God Bless a fellow Marine. Semper Fi ! ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Major Richard D. Brown, USMC ( ret)

“Bob was the most wonderful neighbor anyone could ask for!!! Stanley and I loved knowing him all these years. He teased Stanley about his constant...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Amy and Stanley Goldberg - MA

“Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to our dear friend Arlene, her family and the entire McLean Family. He was so dedicated to your Mom and your...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Lorraine & John Gately and the entire gately Family - 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 »
10 of 10 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Robert J McLean May 30th 1933-June 25th 2018 of Peabody, formerly of Everett & Melrose.

"You never hurt more or dream bigger than for your children"

Robert J. McLean passed away at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington on June 25, 2018. He was 85 years of age. Robert was born and raised in the "City of Pride", Everett, MA. He was the son of the late Archibald and Argentina (Fiorentino) McLean. He graduated from Everett High School in 1952 where he was a 3 sport star in Football, Basketball and Track. After graduation, Robert enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served his country with pride and honor. While fighting for his country during the Korean War Robert was critically wounded in the Battle of Boulder City. For his heroic service to his country he was awarded the Purple Heart as well as numerous medals for his valor and service. Upon his return home from the war Robert attended Suffolk University and married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life Arlene (Perella) McLean. Over the next 63 years they wrote the most beautiful love story ever written filled with memories of love and laughter to last a lifetime. Together they raised 8 children in Melrose, MA. Robert worked for the US Postal Service for 30 years before retiring in 1998. During his retirement years he spent his time loving the family he cherished, caring for the garden he grew and rooting for the Red Sox that drove him crazy. His commitment to community and service over the years was fulfilled through his time and donation to the E-Club of Everett (Past President), the Knights of Columbus (4th Degree Knight), Roxbury Boys Club (Coach) and The Friends of Melrose Hockey (Founder). Robert is survived by his loving wife Arlene, ... READ MORE →