Robert J. “Bobby” Nowosielski

May 29, 2018

Robert J. “Bobby” Nowosielski

Of Woburn, May 29th, at sixty-two years of age. Beloved husband of Patricia “Patty” Sowle Nowosielski. Devoted dad of Sara Gorrasi, her husband Jay, Amy Nowosielski, her partner James Bean, Michael Nowosielski, all of Woburn, and Laura Correia and her husband Ryan of Haverhill. Cherished brother of Joyce D. Nowosielski of Woburn. Doting “Grandpa” of Valentina and JayJ Gorrasi and Scarlett, Gage and Michael Bean. He also leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, June 6th at noon. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Woburn Country Club.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bobby’s honor to his favorite animal shelter, Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844, or to the MGH Cancer Center, c/o Mass Gen. Hosp., Development Office, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1300, Boston, MA 02114.

Robert J. “Bobby” Nowosielski, passed away at Mass General Hospital on May 29th, 2018, after a battle with pancreatic cancer, with his beloved family by his side. Bobby, the husband of Patricia Sowle Nowosielski, was sixty-two years of age.

Born in Woburn, Bobby was one of two children born to the late Joseph J. and Virginia A. “Gin” Nowosielski. Raised in the Central Square section of the city, Bobby enjoyed helping his grandfather around their farm, Meadowbrook Kennels. Whether training bird dogs, raising horses, fishing, or assisting animals that were in need of care, Bobby was there. Throughout his life, he loved spending time with animals, most recently with his pal, Henny.

Right after graduating from Woburn High School in 1973, Bobby began working at Congraph, a book binding and printing company. Although the company changed ownership and names several times, Bobby remained there for forty-two years, retiring as Bindery Manager at Universal Wilde. Bobby was highly respected and loved by his colleagues.

Bobby married his sweetheart, Patty. When the children arrived, Bobby shared his love of the outdoors and animals with them. He also loved taking his family on vacation to Disney World and Cape Cod. Later on in life, Bobby enjoyed his time with his grandchildren and hearing the word “Grandpa” would make him light up.

Nearly three years ago, Bobby became the proud owner of a second home in Freedom, NH. He absolutely loved all time spent at what he lovingly referred to as “Camp Freedom”. His favorite pastimes there included being on his boat, spending time with friends, listening to the Grateful Dead, and simply taking in the scenery.

Sadly, Bobby was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He committed to the treatments that were recommended and also pledged to help find a cure by offering to participate in any new treatment regime that could someday benefit others. Bobby put his all into everything he did throughout his life, and his fight against cancer was no different.

Throughout his life Bobby was often the biggest guy in the room and at times came across as gruff, but you know that if he loved you, he would do anything for you. His love for his family and friends was unmatched. Bobby believed that if something was worth doing, then you had to give everything you had. That is how he lived his life and how he will be remembered.

 

A Memorial Service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, June 6th at noon. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bobby’s honor to his favorite animal shelter, Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844, or to the MGH Cancer Center, c/o Mass Gen. Hosp., Development Office, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1300, Boston, MA 02114.

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  1. Mark Alexander

    Bob, Thanks for all you did and yes you may of been loud but you cared and was very compassionate.

  2. Mr, Mrs, Vincent Alves

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your Dad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. So sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. Joyce told us that he had cancer and we were so sad to hear this news. Our deepest sympathy to his family. Rest in peace our dear cousin. Sleep with the Angels. Love & God Bless John & Peggy Novis!

  4. Lee Grubbs Burke

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you. Hold onto the wonderful memories and be glad he’s at peace.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss, know that you all are in our hearts, and in our prayers.

    God Bless Bobby.

    Beth and Ed Kisiel

  6. Good Bye my old friend. The lessons you taught will never be forgotten.

    Joe D.

  7. Good Bye Bob and Thank You. You will be missed. Such a long long time to be gone and a short time to be there.
    Smitty.

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