Robert ‘Bobby’ McGondel

September 10, 2016

Robert ‘Bobby’ McGondel

ROBERT “BOBBY” MCGONDEL in Woburn, September 10th, beloved husband of MaryLou (McDonough) McGondel. Loving son of the late Bartholomew J. “Bart” and Mary E. (Bernard) McGondel. Dear brother of Mary Ellen and the late Jeffery Litzenberg of SC, Barry McGondel and his wife Janet of Woburn, Bart McGondel and his companion Dawn Larson of Maine, Beth Carney and her companion Kevin Donovan of Woburn, Janice Murphy of Maine and Brian McGondel and his wife Debbie of Haverhill, Also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, September 15th, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Family and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Wednesday, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Bobby’s memory to VNA Middlesex East, 607 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA, 01880.

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OBITUARY:

Robert D. “Bobby” McGondel passed away at his home surrounded by his beloved wife and family, Saturday afternoon, September 10th. The endeared husband of MaryLou McDonough, Bobby was just fifty two years of age.

Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Bartholomew J. “Bart” and Mary E. (Bernard) McGondel.

Raised and educated in the South End, Bobby attended St Charles Elementary School and then on to Woburn High School and graduated with the Class of 1982. Following high school Bobby secured a position at Raytheon, which he held for twenty two years. After Raytheon, Bobby was a driver for Dole and Bailey and of late had been a driver for NuPath .

Through out his growing up years Hampton Beach was the place to be in the summer. The McGondel family would travel there for their vacations over the years and as time has gone on so has the tradition! They thoroughly enjoyed the beach and all of its amenities with family and friends. Ice hockey was a passion he had developed as a child. All throughout high school and in later years Bobby enjoyed getting together with friends at the rink and playing a few games throughout the years.

When it came to music Bruce Springstein was it. If there was a concert anywhere he could travel to by car he was there. Needless to say he had attended quite a few concerts over the years, always looking forward to the next one.

Just a little over a year ago in June, Bobby married the love of his life MaryLou McDonough. They had dated years ago and their relationship was rekindled three years ago. Together they enjoyed travelling along the eastern seacoast, finding lovely little hideaways to dine and just being together, doing whatever it was that they enjoyed at the time~always together.

Bobby shared a very close relationship with his siblings and all of their families. His nieces and nephews were very dear to him and “Uncle Bobby” was always there for them.

Just one year ago Bobby was diagnosed with cancer. With every breath he took, it was full of hope and determination. Being a gentle man who had very strong faith, he never gave up, continuing to live each day to its fullest, right up to the end.

Sadly Bobby was predeceased by his parents, Bartholomew J. “Bart” and Mary E. (Bernard) McGondel his brother in law Jeffery Litzenberg and nephew Jason McGondel.

In addition to his loving wife MaryLou he is survived by his family Mary Ellen Litzenberg of SC, Barry McGondel and his wife Janet of Woburn, Bart McGondel and his companion Dawn Larson of Maine, Beth Carney and her companion Kevin Donovan of Woburn, Janice Murphy of Maine and Brian McGondel and his wife Debbie of Haverhill along with his many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Thursday, September 15th, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Family and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Wednesday, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Bobby’s memory to VNA Middlesex East, 607 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA, 01880.

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  1. Moona, to one of the most funniest and sincerest people I have ever new. You were the sunshine on anybody’s cloudy day !!
    I will never forget the walk home with the helments. Rest in Peace my friend. You will be missed.
    My deepest condolences to the family.

    DS

  2. I’m so sorry to hear of this Mary Lou my condolences to you & the whole family. May he fly high with all the angels we know!!! Maureen McCarthy (Scire’s)

  3. My sincere condolences to the entire McGondel family. Bobby was a great man and he will be missed by many. Very sorry B.

  4. Mary Lou, I’m so sad to hear about Bobby. He was such a nice guy! I loved “talking Woburn” with you guys. May the good memories be of some comfort. Jayne Lee

  5. My sympathy to the entire McGondel family. So sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. I have many good memories of all of you on Buck St. Sincerely, Blanche Ward

  6. RIP ………such a dear man. Fly with angels my friend and watch over all your loved ones. You will not be forgotten.

  7. Hi Beth, I’m so so sorry for the loss of your dear brother. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Tracey Peters Knight

  8. With great sadness,I say goodbye friend,to you , is to love you…no more pain . …the glory is yours….love you…praying for you all..tracie 💙

  9. Heartbroken to hear of the passing of Bobby “Moona” McGondel. Our heartfelt sympathies to Mary Lou and the entire McGondel family. We will miss you Moona! Love, Huey and Donna Malloy

  10. Mary Lou, I am so sorry to read of Bob’s passing! I loved seeing you two at the restaurants and thought he would beat it! I’m sure he gave it his all, that’s the kind of person he was! With sincere condolences and love, Mary Regan

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