Worked For the Boston Gas Company
C. Robert “Bob” Churchill passed away Wednesday morning, May 16, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was 86 years of age.
Born and raised in Chelsea, he is the son of the late Samuel and Ethel Mae (Garland) Churchill. Bob attended Chelsea public schools and graduated from Chelsea High School, Class of 1950.
After high school Bob began working for the former Boston Gas Company as a burner service technician. The company later became National Grid, where Bob became a service training instructor.
He dedicated 39 years of service before retiring in 1991. Bob was a late Veteran of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. He enlisted on December 3, 1947 and he ended his service as a Sgt. E5. Bob was honorably discharged on December 2, 1957.
Bob and his wife lived in Everett for most of their lives, but later moved to Peabody. He was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church in Chelsea, where as a teenager he met his wife, Winifred D. (King). They were married 65 years before her passing in December of 2017. Bob was a late member of the Robert Lash Lodge A.F. & A.M. , formerly in Chelsea and the Star of Bethlehem Lodge, A.F. & A.M. in Wake eld. As an avid golfer, Bob enjoyed his retirement on the fairway. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him.
Devoted mother of Nancy Ellen DiMinico and her husband Chris, Janet ElizabethHerbert and her ancé John Vitale, all of Chelmsford. Dear brother of Lloyd Churchill, Donald Churchill and his wife Flora of Wilmington, M. Diane Maria of Revere, Elizabeth “Liz” Sheehan and her husband Dan of Malden, Jean Smith of Revere and the late Richard Churchill, Eleanor McMurrer. Brother-in-law of Lorraine Churchill of Revere and the late Joseph McMurrer. Also lovingly survived by 5 grandchildren, Timothy, Christy, Lauren DiMinico, Katherine Herbert, Rachel Herbert, all of Chelmsford.
Funeral services will be conducted at the First Congregational Church 26 County Rd. Chelsea on Thursday, May 31 at 11:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Visiting hours will be held at the Carafa Family Funeral Home 389 Washington Ave. Chelsea on Wednesday from 4-8 P.M