Robert J. McDermott, 78, died Monday, August 22nd at The Nevins Nursing Centre in Methuen. He was born in Lawrence October 12, 1932, son of the late, Leo and Barbara (Bundelle) McDermott. He graduated from St Rita's Grammar School and Central Catholic High School class of 1952 in Lawrence.
Bob was a former employee of Davis and Furber, Melamite, Dental Labs and retired from The City of Lawrence in 1992. Bob was also an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan.
He was pre-deceased by cousins, Kathleen Crilly of New York and William E. Hannagan of Methuen. He is survived by several cousins, Patricia Morley of Oregon, Joan Murphy of Bradford, Daniel McConaghy of Florida, Dorothy Moore of Texas, Vincent Crilly of California, Ann Marie Pilat of Methuen, Robert Crilly of California and Rita Dziadosz of Newbury.
Family and friends may call on Thursday August 25th from 8:30 to 9:30 am at The Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 am on Thursday in St Lucy's Church, Methuen. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St Lucy's Church, 254 Merrimack St., Methuen, Ma. 01844.