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Robert S. "Rob" Neil
  • In lieu of flowers, the Neil family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Neil Family Education Fund
    c/o Melrose Bank
    638 Main St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“I knew Rob in High School and at DCAA. He was always a warm and caring individual. He will be missed. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: David Dyson - Needham, MA

“My condolences to Rob's wife, son and family. Rob and I graduated HS together (we also went to the same elementary school). I would see Rob off and...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Peet - Melrose - Friend

Jason and Rob at the NNEBO Christmas Party. December 2015 “Here is a photo of Rob and I from when we worked together on the DCAA NNEBO VIC ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Jason Mack - Milford, MA - Friend

“Rob was one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of crossing paths with in life. I am blessed to have been able to consider him a...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Jason Mack - Milford, MA - Friend

“I was lucky enough to work under Rob for almost 5 years. It was especially wonderful because I had just gone from having an awful supervisor, to Rob....Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Nital Patel - Tewksbury, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Rob's passing. We worked together at DCAA and were both Security Officers together in our branch. (He did most of the work!...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Audrey Cunningham - Cambridge, MA

“Dear Trish and Chris: I was so sorry and saddened to hear about your husband/father's passing. I used to talk to him at the boys basketball games...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: jOANNE SETTEMIO - MELROSE, MA

“Rob was an amazing man and there will be a piece of my heart missing. He touch everyone he ever met. The office will never be the same! ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Colleen Noonan - Nashua, NH

“I had the pleasure and honor of working with Rob for many years at DCAA. I so much enjoyed his company and friendship . He always strived to give 100...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Jack Gay - East Walpole, MA

“Dear Family of Robert Neil:I knew Carol and her husband, I also knew Robert as one of my children went to school with him. I was also a lunch mother...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Rose Sena - Melrose MA, MA

“With brief passing's throughout the day, I will always remember Rob as a kind man with a sense of caring and humor that he expressed in his special...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Ron Dyer - Gardner, MA - Coworker

“I've known Rob for close to 20 years as both his supervisor and coworker. My family and I are sadden on Rob's passing. He was a great guy and we...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Raymond Fitzgerald - West Roxbury, MA

“My condolences to the Neil family. I had the pleasure of working with Rob when I was with DCAA and he was very helpful on many occasions and I...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Roberta Levy - Coworker

“So sorry for your loss. I worked with Rob for many years at DCAA. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Scott Costa - MA - Coworker

“I am truly so sorry and sad that Rob has passed away. His beautiful nature shined through his smile. We are here for you, Trish and Chris. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Melanie Kugele - Melrose, MA

“My family and I are heartbroken on your loss. I first met Rob when he worked for me in Boston. He was a great person to work with and devoted to...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Raymond Fitzgerald - Boston, 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 »
17 of 17 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Robert S. "Rob" Neil, of Melrose, passed away at the Brigham & Women's Hospital on July 26, 2019 at the age of 54. Rob was born and raised in Melrose, Massachusetts and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1983. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Bentley University. He worked as an Auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) for over 30 years and was a Spin Instructor for the Boston Sports Club locations in Bradford, Lynnfield and Peabody and at Studio 38 Fitness in Stoneham. Rob was a great husband to his wife, Trish, and a spectacular father to his son, Christopher and loyal friend to many. He was a genuine man who was honest, kind and had immense integrity and was an amazing friend to all those fortunate to know him. Rob was an avid Boston sports fan and was an active fundraiser for the Melrose High School Scholarship Fund. Rob enjoyed working out, spending time with family and watching the New England Patriots with friends. He loved movies, creating music play lists for his spin classes and enjoyed watching Senfield and The Office episodes. Rob was the adoring husband of Patricia "Trish" Dolan Neil, loving father of Christopher R. Neil, devoted son of the late William & Carol (Nordstrom) Neil, caring brother of Bill Neil & his husband, Steven Levy of Los Angeles, California and Rhonda Condron and her husband, Peter of Rockville, Maryland. He was the caring uncle of Sean, Matthew & Kevin O'Connor and Julia & Brendan Condron, loving son-in-law of Dorothy Dolan & the late Thomas Dolan and caring brother-in-law of Beth & Edward O'Connor. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Thursday, August 1. 2019 from 4-7pm followed by a funeral service at 7:00pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Neil Family Education Fund, c/o Melrose Bank, 638 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176.