Robert J. McCormick

May 5, 2007

ROBERT “BOB” J. McCORMICK – in Woburn, Saturday, May 5th, unexpectedly, beloved husband of Kathleen “Terry” T.(Varey) McCormick. Devoted father of Julie A. Dellea and her husband Richard of Haverhill, Meghan K. Patrissi and her husband Joseph of Burlington, Timothy P. McCormick and his girlfriend Liz Monroe of Charlestown, Matthew R. McCormick of Woburn and Peter V. McCormick of Malden. Loving son of Eileen (Grady) McCormick of Woburn. Dear brother of Patricia Maffei of Woburn, Paul McCormick of CA and Karen Webb and her husband Keith of Woburn. Loving son-in-law of Norma Varey of Woburn and brother-in-law Bob Varey and his wife Cheryl of Wilmington. Loving grandfather of Spencer, Meggie and Cooper Dellea and Emma and Gwen Patrissi. Also survived by loving nieces nad nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, May 10th at 9 a.m.,followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, No. Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, Inc.,P.O.Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Robert “Bob” J. McCormick of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 5th at Winchester Hospital. The beloved husband of Kathleen “Terry” T. (Varey) McCormick, he was fifty-nine years of age. Born in Chelsea, Bob, as he was affectionately known, was the son of Eileen (Grady) McCormick of Woburn and the late Patrick McCormick. His family resided in Cambridge until he was nine years of age when they relocated to Woburn where he has since lived. A graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1965, Bob continued his education at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Government. He went on to attend Boston University School of Law. Employed in the food industry, Bob was an employee for Purity Supreme for thirty-two years, as a retail manager and for the last ten years held the same position for Foodmaster. His management duties required that he travel throughout the state and he was fervent in his duties.

In 1970, Bob married his wife, Terry, who he fell in love with on their first date at the Woburn High School Senior Prom and devoted the next thirty-six years of his life to her and their children. The extremely proud father of five children, he attended each and every sporting activity where his children were participants. As a family, they traveled up and down the east coast in the family van, visiting Niagra Falls and also spent a great deal of time at Lake Winnipesaukee. Family traditions were particularly important to Bob as he shared his holidays with family and friends. Additionally, he took a great deal of pride in his Irish heritage, relishing its literature and music and could often be seen in his Irish attire.

A very intelligent and articulate man, Bob was a veracious reader digesting books from sports to politics and everything in between. His knowledge spanned many topics and he was an unclaimed champion of Jeopardy. He also dabbled in woodworking, although the results often times weren’t up to McCormick standards. Over the past ten years, Bob and Terry have been blessed with five grandchildren. Gramps, as Bob was lovingly called, spent many hours playing alongside them or taking them for a ride in his red convertible. Having lost his father at a young age, Bob learned early in life the importance of family, friends and hard work all of which he dedicated himself to unselfishly.

Bob was predeceased by his father, Patrick McCormick, who passed away in 1964.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Terry, his children Julie A. Dellea and her husband Richard of Haverhill, Meghan K. Patrissi and her husband Joseph of Burlington, Timothy P. McCormick and his girlfriend Liz Monroe of Charlestown, Matthew R. McCormick of Woburn and Peter V. McCormick of Malden, his mother, Eileen McCormick, his siblings, Patricia Maffei of Woburn, Paul McCormick of CA and Karen Webb and her husband Keith of Woburn,His mother-in-law, Norma Varey of Woburn, his brother-in-law Bob Varey and his wife Cheryl of Wilmington,his cherished grandchildren,Spencer, Meggie and Cooper Dellea and Emma and Gwen Patrissi and his dear nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, May 10th at 9 a.m. , followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, No. Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Woburn High School Scholarship Fund, Inc.,P.O.Box 202, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Mrs. McCormick and McCormick children. Please accept my most sincere condolences. You do not know me; but, I just googled my name: Robert J. McCormick and the Lynch-Cantillon site came up. Please do not be offended at my email.
    I am the third in a line of Robert J. McCormick’s and have often considered getting involved in researching the McCormick Origins…again, please accept my most sincere condolences for your loss.

  2. Terry & Family
    We are so very sad to hear of Bob’s passing. What a tragic turn of events. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your wonderful family with deepest sympathy.
    Barbara & Geoff Neiley

  3. Terry and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Mr. McCormick’s passing. You are in our hearts and we are thinking of you all.
    Our deepest sympathy,

    Scott & Keri Grasky

  4. Terry & family: Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing on Bob. Always remember the beautiful memories you must have of him with your family and this will be helpful to guide you through this difficult time. You are in our prayers. Most sincerely, Nancy & Bart Murphy

  5. Auntie Terry
    I know this hit you just as hard as it hit. I’m sorry for your lose and mine. Uncle Bob was a great Uncle. He was always there helping other people. Nana couldn’t say enough about him we would talk about him for a while and she could only praise him. He will be missed by all.

  6. Terry:
    Stan and I are so sorry to hear about Bob. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    Sandy & Stan Dean

  7. Terry and family
    We are so sorry for your loss, Bob was a wonderful person and he will truly be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Alicia, Harry & Lily Parrott

  8. Terry

    Our hearts go out to you and your family. We are so sorry that you have suffered such an incredible loss. We can’t even begin to imagine the pain you must be feeling. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers and we will continue to pray that God gives you the strength to get through this.
    With our most sincere condolences,
    Alan & Carol Surette
    Jess & Patrick Scanlon

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