Robert J. “Bun” Lanpher

January 30, 2006

Robert J. “Bun” Lanpher

Lanpher – in Woburn, Monday, January 30th, Robert J. “Bun???, beloved husband of Maureen M. (McDonough) Lanpher. Devoted father of Deborah A. Callahan and husband Russell of NH, Diane E. Mallon and husband Stephen of ME, Denyse M. Collins and husband James of Wilmington, Darlene R. Schmidt and husband Joseph of NH and Colene Gibbons and husband Daniel of Woburn. Dear brother of John K. Lanpher of Stoneham, James Lanpher of FL, Barbara Murphy of Weymouth and the late Elizabeth Hayes. Loving grandfather of fourteen grandchildren. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, February 2nd at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Robert J. “Bun??? Lanpher, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 30th at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. The beloved husband of Maureen M. )McDonough) Lanpher, he was sixty-seven years of age. “Bun???, as he was known by family and friends, was the son of the late Kenneth J. and Annie (Gordon) Lanpher. Educated in the Woburn Public Schools, Bun attended Woburn High School where he excelled on the Boy’s Baseball and Football Teams, graduating in the Class of ’56. Following graduation, Bun started a career in the food service industry and over the course of his life he worked for the Star Market, the 99 Restaurant, which he managed for a time, Northeastern University, the Elks and other locations in Boston. He also operated a canteen truck. In 1958, Bun and Maureen (McDonough) were married and were devoted to one another for forty-eight years. They made their home in East Woburn, where they raised five daughters. During the winter months they vacationed in NH where they always enjoyed sleigh rides. Every 4th of July they would organize an annual cookout and softball game, the players consisted of family members. Bun’s grandchildren were a very important part of his life and the mere mention of their names would make him beam with pride. He followed their school activities and their participation in sports teams and cheerleading. Throughout his life Bun was an athlete and avid sports fan, he particularly enjoyed ice hockey. He also played golf and was a member of the Woburn Country Club and the Billerica Country Club. Bun was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and a longtime member and Exalted Ruler at the Elks 908.

Six years ago, Bun suffered a major stroke, but continued to work up until his recent illness.

Bun was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth Hayes.

He is survived by his wife, Maureen, his daughters, Deborah A. Callahan and her husband Russell of NH, Diane E. Mallon and her husband Stephen of ME, Denyse M. Collins and her husband James of Wilmington, Darlene R. Schmidt and her husband Joseph of NH and Colene Gibbons and her husband Daniel of Woburn, his siblings, John K. Lanpher of Stoneham, James Lanpher of FL and Barbara Murphy of Weymouth and fourteen loving grandchildren, Brandon, Brianna and Taylor Callahan, Stephen, Sarah and Susanne Mallon, Brittany, Allison and Siobhan Collins, Caroline, LeeAnne and Joseph Schmidt and D.J., Markey and Grace Gibbons. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, February 2nd at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 100 Washington Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Bun’s memory to the Lahey Clinic Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805.

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  1. Dear Diane & Family;
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved dad. I know words can not heal your pain or stop your heart from breaking. Please know that I as well as many others are thinking of you. Take comfort in knowing that he is looking over you.

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