Robert M. Amari

August 27, 2007

Robert M. Amari
U.S. Veteran

US Air Force

Korean War Veteran

ROBERT M. “BOB” AMARI – in Woburn, August 27th. Beloved husband of Frances J. “Fran” (Oliver) Amari. Devoted father of Robert Amari and his wife Rose of Orlando, FL, Linda Mancini and her husband David of Burlington, Denise DeLong and her husband John of Woburn, Stephen Amari and his wife Shelley of Amherst, NH, and Michelle Amari Connors of Woburn. Dear brother of Peter Amari and his wife Lillian of Woburn. Loving grandfather of Cheyenne and Marchelo Amari, Mark, Nicholas, Melissa, and Gregory Mancini, Jessica and Michael DeLong, Courtney and Brian Connors, and Lindsey and Nicole Amari. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, August 30th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Bone Marrow Transplant Fund, Leukemia Lymphoma Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, c/o Dr. Kenneth Miller, Building KS 121, Boston, MA 02215.

OBITUARY:

Robert M. Amari, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away early Monday morning, August 27th, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. The husband of Frances J. (Oliver) Amari for over fifty-three years, he was 74.

Bob was born and raised in Woburn, son of the late Peter J. and Margaret (Lombard) Amari. Following his graduation from high school, he entered the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War, stationed in France.

He worked as a plumber throughout his life. Prior to opening his own plumbing company, Amari Company, Inc., which his son Stephen now operates, he worked for Daniel Mazza Company. He was a member of Plumbers Union Local 12.

When his children were young, Bob coached his sons’ Woburn Pop Warner football team. He held membership in the Sons of Italy and was a past member of the Woburn City Athletic Club.

Along with his wife Fran, he loved spending the winters in West Palm Beach Florida, where he volunteered for the Neighborhood Watch, Citizens Patrol. His home away from home was Highland Lake in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, where he spent the summers and enjoyed many wonderful times with his family and friends.

Along with his wife Fran, he leaves five children: Robert Amari and his wife Rose of Orlando, Florida, Linda Mancini and her husband David of Burlington, Denise DeLong and her husband John of Woburn, Stephen Amari and his wife Shelley of Amherst, New Hampshire, and Michelle Amari Connors of Woburn, and a brother, Peter Amari and his wife Lillian of Woburn.

He was also the loving grandfather of Cheyenne and Marchelo Amari, Mark, Nicholas, Melissa, and Gregory Mancini, Jessica and Michael DeLong, Courtney and Brian Connors, and Lindsey and Nicole Amari.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, August 30th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Bone Marrow Transplant Fund, Leukemia Lymphoma Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, c/o Dr. Kenneth Miller, Building KS 121, Boston, MA 02215.

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  1. happy birthday papa.
    i miss you so much!

    We do not need a special day
    To bring you to our minds.
    The days we do not think of you
    Are very hard to find.

    Each morning when we awake,
    We know that you are gone.
    And no one knows the heartache
    As we try to carry on.

    Our hearts still ache with sadness
    And secret tears still flow.
    What it meant to lose you
    No one will ever know.

    Our thoughts are always with you,
    Your place no one can fill.
    In life we loved you dearly;
    In death we love you still,

    There will always be a heartache,
    And often a silent tear.
    But always a precious memory
    Of the days when you were here.

    If tears could make a staircase,
    And heartaches make a lane,
    We’d walk the path to heaven
    And bring you home again.

    We hold you close within our hearts;
    And there you will remain,
    To walk with us throughout our lives
    Until we meet again.

    Our family chain is broken now,
    And nothing seems the same,
    But as God calls us one by one,
    The chain will link again.

    i love you so much papa! we are all doing fine here. me and nana watch the wheel every night, and brian has taken the role of the annoying one at dinner. it just isnt the same without you at the table in the morning and askng me either if i won the football game, or how the elefants were because of the noise. i miss you so much! love always, courtney (bambam!)

  2. Hey papa it seems like forever
    Since I have seen your face
    That warm inviting smile and your funny jokes
    But most of all those warm and loving bear hug I will never foget
    Things down here just aren’t the same
    And I just hate the feeling of this pain
    Everyone says “oh it will get easier”
    But to tell you the truth it really won’t
    You were always the one to put a smile on my face
    Even on the darkest days
    The only one that I really feel got who I really was
    And most of all believed I could do almost everything and loved me for just who i was
    Growing up you were always my hero
    And always will be till the day i die
    I saw you fight and be the bravest you could be cause you didnt want the people that loved you to be afraid
    But i know deep down you were really hurting
    And it pained me to see especially on the day God took you away
    So thank you for fighting and I hope you always know
    I love you times infinity
    So big guy heres to you on your birthday!
    I love you and I hope I can be half the person you turned out to be!

    God please find my Papa today and give him the biggest hug and make sure he has the best birthday he could ever have!!

    I LOVE U SOOOOOO MUCH PAPA!! and i think about u every day <33 🙁

  3. Happy Birthday Dad!

    Dad…so many images come to mind whenever I speak your name;It seems without you in my life things have never been the same.

    What happened to those lazy days when I was just a child; When my life was consumed in you in your love, and in your smile.

    What happened to all those times when I always looked to you;
    No matter what happened in my life you could make my gray skies blue.

    Dad, some days I hear your voice and turn to see your face;Yet in my turning…it seems the sound has been erased.

    Dad, who will I turn to for answers when life does not make sense;Who will be there to hold me close when the pieces just don’t fit.

    Oh, Dad, if I could turn back time and once more hear your voice;I’d tell you that out of all the dads you would still be my choice.

    Please always know I love you and no one can take your place;Years may come and go but your memory will never be erased.

    Today, Jesus, as You are listening in your home above;
    Would you go and find my dad and give him all my love.

    I miss you!

  4. Everyone says it gets easier with time, but I find it just the opposite. I miss you more & more each day. I love you Dad!

    Here are some of the words to the song that Sammy sang for you in church.

    “Home”

    Another summer day
    Has come and gone away
    In Paris and Rome
    But I wanna go home
    Mmmmmmmm

    Maybe surrounded by
    A million people I
    Still feel all alone
    I just wanna go home
    Oh, I miss you, you know

    Let me go home
    I’m just too far from where you are
    I wanna come home

    And I feel just like I’m living someone else’s life
    It’s like I just stepped outside
    When everything was going right
    And I know just why you could not Come along with me

    ‘Cause this was not your dream
    But you always believed in me

    It will all be all right
    I’ll be home tonight
    I’m coming back home

    I wish you where here “Home” with us. This house is filled with so many wonderful memories of you! I love you Dad!!!

  5. Hi papa! I miss you so much. I had my first week of school this week up at the high school! I miss you being here in the morning an telling me weither i could wear an outfit or not. For the most part I think you would have approved all of them. I came to visit you yesterday and am coming today too. See you later when I come down. I miss you papa and I love you so much!!!

  6. PAPA!! it has almost been 2 weeks since you left us. the day i walked away from your grave was the hardest day of my life. i still dont want to believe that u are gone and it is so hard knowing that when i come over for my usually surprise visits that i wont find u sitting at the table of taking your nap in YOUR chair!! when ever i am having a tough time i just think of u and know u are my very own angle watching over me every second of the day! thanks for everything u have ever done for me and i cant wait until i get to see your bright smile again!! <333

    love your meliss!! xoxoxoxoxox

  7. Marchelo “Scooter” Amari

    I keep asking Dad to take me to Papa & Nana’s House. He keeps saying everyone is in Boston. Dad has always shown me the moon & stars at night. He tells me now you are up there. It is so pretty up in the sky I say “Hi Papa” each time I look up. We had fun together & I will ALWAYS remember the Lake 4 wheeling, your Florida house – Papa’s house with the stairs – I never fell down like you and Nana thought! See you in the next life Papa.

    Marchelo Stefano Amari
    Little Bobby & Rose’s Boy

  8. It was a week ago today that we buried you, but yet it feels like a lifetime.

    Today was the kids first day of school, it’s the first one you have missed. Brian missed you teasing him at breakfast, and Courtney missed getting the seal of approval on her outfit.

    I keep thinking this is a bad dream, and I am going to come home & you are going to be sitting at the head of the table, or when I come down in the morning you will have our coffee on & we will share our usual morning conversation.

    I miss you so much!!! I LOVE YOU!!!

  9. Linda Amari,Mancini
    This is Karen Cullinane Flynn we were pretty close friends for awhile in school.I am so sorry for the loss of your DAD. My mother who lives here on the Cape with me gets the Daily Times from Woburn and I saw your Dad’s picture and instantly remembered him and you. I am so glad to be able to send my sympathy this way.If you have a chance when things calm down get intouch with me. All my love and prayers for you and your family during this time.
    Love Karen Cullinane

  10. From the Ficociello Family:

    Dear Fran and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We had the honor of knowing Bob for many years, and know that he is leaving a BIG hole in your lives and hearts. We will always remember him fondly, and will continue our work for cancer fundraising with him in mind now.

    Love, Erin aka “Toots”, Todd, and “Those can’t be Todd’s kids.”

  11. im going to miss you so much papa!! i will always remember the good times i had with you up the lake and everywhere else! nothing is going to be the same without you.
    i love you<3

  12. I am the resurrection and the life.
    Allthose who believe in me,
    Even if they die,
    will live

    john 11:25

  13. If tears could build a stairway,
    And memories a lane,
    I’d walk right up to Heaven
    And bring you home again.

    Rest Easy Papa i love and miss you big guy

  14. Deb Szymaszek

    Steve, Shelli, Lindsey, Nicole, Fran & Michelle,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will always cherish the laughs, Dad’s hugs and the “chats”. He always had a way of making you feel special. I will catch up with you at the lake. Hugs to everyone. Remember to take one day at a time and remember the good times. From experience I can tell you it helps.
    Love Deb S.

  15. Fran and family,

    As many told my mom and I when my dad passed… remember all the good times and all the love showed by your husband and father, and it will help ease the pain and void left in your heart.

    We will miss his stopping to check out how we were doing with our garden.

    Our prayers are for Bob and the family.

    With our deepest sympathy.

    Diana and Joe Marinello

  16. I love you papa! I am so glad that you are in a better place now and are not in any pain. I am going to miss you so much! The way that you call me Bambam! and how you made anyone smile with a joke and a good laugh. Thank you so much for all that you have done for me. I apreciate it and am truley thankful. I love you so much papa!!

    Love always,
    Courtney(bambam!)

  17. I love you Papa! I will miss you with all my heart. I will always be your little “princess”. I hope you can go fishing in heaven. Daddy and I miss you so much, but we know you had to go. Papa, are there 4-wheelers in heaven? I hope so. Don’t worry daddy will take good care of Nana, we promise. Love, papa’s little princess.
    Lindsay

  18. Papa,
    I really will miss you in my heart. You loved me so much. Don’t worry I’ll take care of daddy for you. I love you!!!!!

  19. Dear Fran and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were honored to have met Uncle Bobbie this summer and witness the genuine love and care all of you gave him. He had a gentle smile as he sat at the end of the table the day I came with Aunt Betty and Nana to meet all of you. He even had a sense of humor. I am thankful for the time we had. In kindest regards: Brian, Cindy, Phoebe and Allison Silveria (Aunt Betty’s neighbors in California)

  20. We were able to hook up at D&D on aug 15. which was a joy because we hadn’t seen him for years. He will be missed.

    Frank Santo from class of 50

  21. papa! i love u so much and know that you are in a better place now! things down here arent going to be the same without you but i know that you are up above watching over me and everyone else!! i am going to miss hearing all your funny jokes, and you calling me muecha, it is really only special to me when i hear u say it! i am going to miss you sooooooooooooooooo much but i know you are my guardian angel now watching over me!! i love you and will never forget all the great times we had together and all that you did for me!!

    LOVE
    your one and only
    melissa (muecha!)<333

  22. Fran & Family – We are so sadden to hear of the passing of Bob. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to so many people. May the special memories and love get you through these days ahead. We share in your sorrow. Please let us know if there is anything you need! Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with you all!
    Long ride the MAYOR of Valley Road!
    Our Love – Sandy, Ron, Andrew & Alyssa Morrison

  23. From: Charlie & Sandy Culhane

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Always remember the ones we love are never gone, they live within our hearts.
    God Bless,
    Charlie & Sandy

  24. We (Nancy & Jerry Fico) send our deepest sympathy to the entire Amari Family. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Jerry and I feel blessed that we had an opportunity to get to know Bob and share some good times with him even if it was for a short time. We will always remember him on his ATV as “Mayor of Highland Lake”. May you all find peace and comfort in your time of sorrow.

  25. Paula, Steve, Andrew & Samantha

    A light that shined so bright in life has joined the stars that shine each night…

    Love to all of you…

  26. Stephanie (Grecco) Joacine
    My prayers go out to the Amari family. Bob was my godfather and my father, Sonny’s, best friend. I have such wonderful memories of Christmases at Fran and Bob’s house and all the laughter we shared. The Amari’s are always considered part of my family. I love you all and may God bless you during this difficult time.

  27. Anita Tighe

    Dear, Fran, Bobby, Linda, Denise, Michelle and Stephen,
    My heartfelt sympathy and all my prayers go out to you all today. Wish I could be there with you through this, but you will be on my mind as always, especially now. Love, Anita

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