OBITUARY: Robert W. Landrigan, 84

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Robert W. Landrigan, Sr., “Bob”, age 84, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on February 22, 2023, at his beloved home in North Berwick, Maine.

Bob was an avid outdoorsman, and he fulfilled his lifelong dream, leaving Wilmington after 55 years, and moving to Maine to live in a rural home on 4.5 wooded acres. He had maple trees for syrup and beautiful grounds with abundant trees and flowers.

His first love was his family, followed by hunting and trap shooting at various clubs including the Westford Sportsman Club, the North Berwick Rod and Gun club, the South Berwick Rod and Gun club, and the Sanford Fish and Game. Many years ago, he ran the trap league at the Reading Rifle and Revolver Club, where he spent his Sunday mornings over several decades.

Bob enjoyed the camping life, and he traveled many miles in his truck and camper with his wife Betty by his side, to see various state parks and historical sites all over the United States. He considered himself a history buff, and he loved riding his bike through Lexington and Concord, stopping at Revolutionary War memorials and museums. He always said that “history repeats itself” and we need to learn from our past. His knowledge and understanding of history was impressive.

His favorite trip was an Alaskan cruise with his wife Betty and many friends from Wilmington, and he was in awe of the state in all its grandeur.

Bob enjoyed bear and moose hunting trips with his son Bob Jr. and grandson Patrick, as well as pheasant and deer hunting whenever he had the time. He always had his beloved Weimaraner “Greta” by his side for pheasant hunting.

In addition to the outdoors, Bob enjoyed music, especially Patriotic music, and one of his favorite holidays was the Fourth of July. He was a proud Army veteran, and was elated when his grandson Matthew decided to go to West Point to prepare for a military career. Bob was very proud of his “tribe”.

Bob was a consummate gentleman through and through, always greeting people with a smile and firm handshake. He lost his wife Betty much too soon, but he found solace in his children and grandchildren, and his many close friends and neighbors. He was a humble man, and always wanted to give back to the community in so many ways. Through St. Dorothy’s church and the Local Heroes veteran organization, he was always ready to lend a helping hand to family, friends, and neighbors.

Bob will be missed by so many, and he will forever be remembered in our hearts. He was one of a kind.

Bob was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth “Betty” Landrigan (Halpin), devoted father of Maureen Coughlan & her husband Kevin of North Chelmsford, MA, Robert W. Landrigan, Jr. & his wife Pamela of North Berwick, ME, and Judee E. Davis & her husband Michael of Ipswich, MA. Loving “Grampy” of Casey Stanton & her husband Ryan, Erin Landrigan, Meghan Jacobs & her husband Mac, Matthew Coughlan & his fiancé Jessica Colby, Patrick Landrigan, Ryan Davis, Sean Davis, and special “GG” to his great-grandchildren Quinn and McKinley Stanton. Cherished son of the late William and Doris Landrigan (Moss), dear brother of A. William Scannell & his wife Edith of Wayland, brother-in-law of John and Maureen Lalumiere of Scituate, MA, Uncle of Beth and Grant Mershon.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Monday, February 27th at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street (Rte. 38), Wilmington, MA, at 11:30 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, February 26th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Robert’s memory to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.

Bob proudly served in the United States Army in Korea, post Korean War.

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