Robert G. (“Bubba”) McNamee died on Jan. 8 after a 10-year battle with dementia. He was 88.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Rita D. (Shields) McNamee; his beloved partner of many years, Mona Meng; and his daughter, Sharon M. McNamee. He is survived by his sons, Robert, Thomas, William, Richard, and Francis, and his daughters, Keri and Dyanne. He is also survived by his grandchildren and Mona’s children, Christina, Alisa, and Raymond.
Robert was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving two years during the Korean conflict although not overseas. He was also a longtime and proud union pipefitter in Local 537. He took tremendous pride in his work ethic while serving in each role.
A self-described rabble-rouser, he was often outspoken and did not hide his true opinion, no matter what topic you were talking about.
He truly valued his family, yet he never expected to be awarded “Dad of the Year.”
His lasting legacy in life is his fighting spirit. He fought the fight against dementia for more than 10 years. God willing, he has been released from the crippling grip of this cruel disease and is rejoicing his reunion with his loving wife, Rita. He will be missed by his fur baby, golden retriever Benny.
He was a devoted and loyal fan of the Boston sports teams, and he was particularly fond of Tom Brady and Dustin Pedroia.
He spent his later years, after retiring, living in Fort Kent, Maine. He loved snowmobiling, ice fishing, harvesting potatoes, and harvesting Christmas trees. He was a true outdoorsman. Back in Hull, he enjoyed bodysurfing and surfcasting all over Nantasket Beach.
He had a dry sense of humor and sharp wit and loved to tell stories about his life experiences. He will be truly missed.
A private graveside service with military honors will be held at Bourne National Cemetery at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.ALZ.org.
For additional information and the online guestbook, visit www.DowningChapel.com.