Robert J. ‘Bob’ Morgan

February 4, 2016

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Morgan

ROBERT J. “BOB” MORGAN- of Woburn, Thursday, February 4th. Beloved husband of Mary E. (Cuneo) Morgan and the late Janice E. (Coakley) Morgan. Devoted father of Maureen Callahan her husband Dan of Bradford, Terri Folk her husband Bob of Wilmington, Robert Morgan Jr. of NH., Thomas Morgan of Wakefield, Mary Morgan her boyfriend Myles of NH., Ellen Capua her husband Joseph of Burlington, James Morgan of Wakefield, Edward Morgan his wife Colleen of NH., Timothy Morgan of Billerica, David Morgan his wife Lori of Woburn, Jackie MacDougall her husband Jeff of CA., Julie Sgroi her husband James of Newburyport and Matthew Morgan his fiancée Katie of Woburn. Dear brother of Donald Morgan his late wife Carol, Shirley Morgan and the late Jack Morgan. Cherished grandfather of thirty-four grandchildren along with ten great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held in St Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, February 9th at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, February 8th 3-8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Robert’s memory to All Care VNA & Hospice Development Office, 210 Market Street, Lynn, MA 01901 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

OBITUARY:

Robert J. “Bob” Morgan passed away at Woburn Nursing Center Thursday evening February 4th with his loving family surrounding him. The beloved wife of Mary Elizabeth (Cuneo) Morgan, he was seventy nine years of age.

Born in Woburn he was the son of the late Manuel and Margaret (Freelan) Morgan. One of three children, Bob was raised and educated in East Woburn, graduating from Woburn High School with the Class of 1953. He began working for Local four as an Elevator mechanic, which was a position he held throughout his lifetime. He began in 1960 and retired Honorary April 30, 1997. His status “Honorary” meant that he was a lifetime member which meant a great deal to Bob. During his time there he served as a board member, Treasurer, Business Representative and President. A champion of workers rights and instrumental in many of the changes to the local over his thirty seven years. He had also served as an elected delegate to seven National Conventions

In 1955 he married Janice Coakley, to whom he was devoted to for nineteen years. Sadly in the early seventies she passed away.

In the mid seventies Bob married Mary Elizabeth Cuneo, a long time family friend, with whom he shared the rest of life’s journey with for over forty one years. Bob having an already made family consisting of eleven children, they brought two more children into the world, which just filled their home completely!

Needless to say it was an extremely busy, busy household! Mary fit right in to the thick of things, not missing a step! As the children were growing and school and sporting events were taking place , Bob was always there. Not was he just there, but he also was a part of everything his children were involved in. Volunteering to coach several teams, served on the Recreation Commission for over thirty years, Golf and Ski Authority, President of the Pop Warner League, Elks and Knights of Columbus were all part of Bob’s busy life.

They would always take yearly trips to DisneyWorld, by plane, car and their RV, which was the vechile of choice for all to enjoy. It was a place they all loved and had so much fun at. As a matter of fact Bob had arranged in 1987 at Ft. Wilderness in Disney World for the ENTIRE family to all be together for the New Years Eve on the new millennium, right there at Disney and they were!!

Bob’s sense of family was intense. He not only loved them collectively as a “family group”, but took great pride in each of them as individuals, always taking the time to let them know that.

With thirty three grandchildren “Grampy” or “Binky” was his moniker! Bob’s interest in his grandchildren was like that of his children. He was a very significant part of all their lives sharing in all their activities and adventures over the years, including and certainly not limited to their weddings!

Throughout all fourty one years of their marriage, Mary and Bob were side by side. Sharing in all the wonderful and very significant happenings of their family. Love, respect and faith filled, Bob, took great pride in his family, loved them all, and made each member of the family feel always so special.

In addition to his parents and first wife Janice Coakley Morgan, Bob was sadly predeceased by his brother Jack and two grand daughters Kristen Abreu and Sharon Kelley, and sister in law Carol Morgan.

Bob is lovingly survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth, his children , Maureen Callahan her husband Dan of Bradford, Terri Folk her husband Bob of Wilmington, Robert Morgan Jr. of NH., Thomas Morgan of Wakefield, Mary Morgan her boyfriend Myles of NH., Ellen Capua her husband Joseph of Burlington, James Morgan of Wakefield, Edward Morgan his wife Colleen of NH., Timothy Morgan of Billerica, David Morgan his wife Lori of Woburn, Jackie MacDougall her husband Jeff of CA., Julie Sgroi her husband James of Newburyport and Matthew Morgan his fiancée Katie of Woburn. Dear brother of Donald Morgan ,and Shirley Morgan. Cherished grandfather of thirty-four grandchildren along with ten great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held in St Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, February 9th at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, February 8th 3-8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Robert’s memory to All Care VNA & Hospice Development Office, 210 Market Street, Lynn, MA 01901 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

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  1. To the Morgan Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss your in my thoughts & prayers at this time.
    My Deepest Sympathy
    Patty Andersen

  2. Nancy mace Claflin

    To Mary and family, so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a great guy. I am in Florida but my prayers are with you.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers to Mary and the entire Morgan Family. Having worked with Bob I remember Bob as a very passionate family man who loved his family and fought hard for his fellow elevator constructors. Proud to be his union brother. Don McQuillan & Family

  4. Joe, Ellen and family
    My sympathy to you all on the passing of your Dad and grandfather. With the large family he had, you will have so much love and support during this time, which you will cherish in the future. Please, if you need anything, you know where to find me.

  5. From Pammy Carney….I am so saddened by Mr. Morgan’s aka Uncle Bob’s passing. He was such a stand up man and such a great friend to my family. My Mom and Dad adored him…Dad and Bob were life long friends …as were Janice and Mary. I smile while remembering all of our family get togethers, endless times spent during Pop Warner…without doubt Mr. Morgan and Mr. Carney were the coolest coaches…because they made it fun.And to this day I always look at picnic tables and think of the Morgan family with love….May all of your memories keep you smiling and laughing…love Pam,Sean and Seamus.

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss sending my condolences from my Family to yours may your Dad rest in piece
    The Rabuffo Family

  7. With a twinkle in his eyes and a ready smile on his face, I thought of Bob as my personal leprechaun. For a number of years when Bob and I were retired and our wives were still working, we were great companions. We made frequent trips to Mohegan Sun, the casino boat out of Lynn, the local Dunkin Donuts, rides to nowhere,etc. Anything to pass the time and have a good conversation. Typically bemoaning the poor performance of our beloved Red Sox and often thinking up ways to solve all of Woburn’s problems. We even spent several weeks one winter touring Florida in the RV as the “odd couple”. I will always cherish the memory of the many good times that we had together. God bless you Bob. Rest in peace my friend.
    Dennis B.

  8. Sending my deepest sympathies to the Morgan family. Bob was a special man and a wonderful father, I was so lucky to have taught so many of his children over the years. I know you all made your dad proud.

    Love,
    Diane Seavey

  9. So sorry for your loss..
    Have so many fond memories of Fort Wilderness Florida with you in charge of the convey!!!
    …Bobby Morgan 😘

    Laurie (McLaughlin) Morris

  10. We are so sorry for the loss of Bob.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this extremely difficult time.
    Greg and Erin (Duffy) Post

  11. Moe & Dan,
    Our thoughts and many prayers are with you and your entire family.
    God Bless!
    Lots of love,
    Judy & Charlie Manzi & Family

  12. Mrs. Morgan, Jackie, Tim, David , so sorry for you loss. Such a amazing , strong man. So many wonderful memories camping, Disney, house on School Street, to many to count. He will forever be missed, but will live on in all of you, his 13 kids and Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Sending love and prayers to all of you.
    Love,
    Kelli McDonough-Bruno

  13. Wishing my condolences to the Morgan family, especially Ellen and Mary for the life of a very special Woburnite who’s legacy will live on – John Beauchamp

  14. Mr. and Mrs. William Ferris and Mr. and Mrs. Colin MacDougall

    May God bless and comfort each member of your family as you say this sad goodbye. Our hearts grieve with you. May the memories of the life he built and shared with each of you be fresh and new as you endure this loss.

  15. RIP Uncle Bob, you will be in great company up there with mom, Aunt Janice, Uncle Jack, Kristen, and Billy, nana, my brother Donnie and so many loved ones. In loving Memory, your niece Sharon

  16. Ellen, Joe, and family,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers and condolences to you all.
    Love,
    Mary, Tom, Kelly and Emily Shannon

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