OBITUARY: Robert V. Waterman, 59

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Robert V. Waterman, “Bobby”, age 59, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 17, 2023, at the Winchester Hospital following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Bobby was born on February 12, 1964, in Malden, MA; he was the cherished son of the late John and Lorraine (Wood) Waterman. Bobby was raised and educated in Wilmington and a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1982. Bobby went on to further his education earning a degree from Wentworth Institute in Boston and started his career as an electrician.

Bobby enjoyed his job as an electrician and made many friends in the field; he unfortunately suffered a severe accident at General Ship causing him to change courses in his career. Bobby was not one to sit still so he went on to get an education in the Information Technology field or better known as an “IT” expert. Bobby put his skills to use at the Boston Globe where he worked for more than 25 years and at the time of his death he was employed as a Systems Administrator which is an IT Specialty for the Interactions Company. Bobby was a great employee; conscientious, smart, dependable and worked well with everyone; he made many friends within the company and will be missed.

Bobby loved his work but everyone who knew him knew that his family always came first. Bobby was an incredible son who had a special relationship with his parents; he was always there to take care of them whatever they needed. Bobby’s Mom was the most incredible lady he knew and his dad was one of his best friends; they in turn could not have asked for a better son. Bobby was fiercely protective of his family and he was the “Rock” that kept everyone together; he loved his siblings with all his heart and was an amazing uncle to his nieces and nephews.

In his spare time, Bobby enjoyed heading up to the home of our family friends, the Wetherbees, on Kingston lake in New Hampshire where he had a great time boating and waterskiing with family and friends. Bobby looked forward to getting everyone together for the annual family Lobster/Clam bake, he loved family holidays, special occasions or any reason to have his family together to celebrate.

Bobby will be remembered for his great sense of humor, wonderful personality, and his ability to make everyone feel welcomed and loved. Bobby loved his family and friends with all his heart and he will forever be loved and missed by all.

Bobby was the devoted brother of Linda Reed and her late husband Dean of Wilmington, Timmy Carroll and his wife Jess of Merrimack, NH, the late John Waterman, and Carrol Rexrode of Stoneham. He was a special Uncle and father figure to his niece Lorraine Frongillo and her husband Keith, and adoring Uncle to John Reed, Jake Reed, Ann-Marie Reed, the late Bailey Rexrode, Samantha Rexrode, Allen Carroll and his great-nephews Dominic Frongillo, Bentley Frongillo and Dean Costa-Reed. Bobby is further survived by his former brother-in-law and friend Matthew Rexrode as well as his extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Tuesday, February 21st from 4:00-7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Bobby will take place at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 22nd at 11:00 a.m. followed by his interment in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bobby’s memory to your favorite Animal Rescue or Shelter.

Robert V. Waterman

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