Robert Naughton

June 10, 2018

Robert Naughton
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

American Theatre, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal

 of Woburn, Sunday, June 10th, at ninety one years of age. Beloved husband of the late Jean E. (Edwards) Naughton. Cherished father of William B. “Bill” Naughton, his wife Nancy of NH, Barbara N. Jeannotte, her late husband Keith of Woburn and Roberta N. “Berta” Ingham, her late husband John of NH. Loving “grampy” of Nathaniel, Joshua and Matthew Naughton, Robert and Ryan Jeannotte and Elizabeth Ingham, and “great grampy” of Alexandrina, Lea, Grace, Maxwell, Colten, Patrick, Kathryn and Rebecca. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, June 15th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours, Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in honor of Bob to St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801 or to St. Francis University, 117 Evergreen Drive, PO Box 600, Loretto, PA 15940. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

Robert “Bob” Naughton passed away at the Woburn Nursing Center, Sunday evening June 10th. The beloved husband of the late Jean Naughton, he was ninety one years old.
Born in Holyoke, Bob was the only son of the late Stanley George and Teresa ( Flynn) Naughton. Raised and educated in Holyoke, he was a graduate OF Sacred Heart High SchoolBob . A very bright young man, Bob continued on with his education at St. Francis College in Loretto PA. While attending school there, he met a wonderful young lady from PA, named Jean. Well, that was the beginning of a relationship that spanned over sixty years, years of marriage, three children , six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Bob enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve and served his country very proudly during World War II, as an Aviation Radioman, Third Class.  In 1949, they moved to Boston where Bob began law school. Upon completing his Juris Doctrate, Bob continued on with his education at Boston University, where he also received his MBA. In 1956, they left the educational environment of Boston and settled in the West Side of Woburn where he has remained
As the children were growing up, Bob and Jean always enjoyed taking family trips during the summer months . They always managed to combine a lot of fun, while at the same time, all were learning about the history of the United States and of the world! He was a very strong supporter of his family always partaking in all they were involved with and achieved. As the children married and the grandchildren came, “Grampy,” absolutely loved being Grampy!! He so enjoyed their company and
Bob was very involved in the City of Woburn. Never one for political office, Bob concentrated on working with the people, helping people. The church, hospital, educational foundations, planning board and banks all benefited from Bob’s expertise and knowledge . From being on the board at Charles Choate Memorial Hospital to Choate Symms, St Barbara’s Church, the Knights of Columbus, St. Francis College Alumni and had been chosen “Man of the Year” by the Alumni Assoc, and served on the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Board of Directors at the Northern Bank and Trust Co., for many years have all had the honor of working with Bob.
Bob was certainly a man of the old school regime. Often described as an “old world gentleman;” Bob tipped his hat to the ladies, opened doors, took coats, always showing the greatest respect for whomever he was with.

Bob was sadly predeceased by his beloved wife Jean.

Bob was the cherished father of William B. “Bill” Naughton, his wife Nancy of NH, Barbara N. Jeannotte, her late husband Keith of Woburn and Roberta N. “Berta” Ingham, her late husband John of NH. Loving “grampy” of Nathaniel, Joshua and Matthew Naughton, Robert and Ryan Jeannotte and Elizabeth Ingham, and “great grampy” of Alexandrina, Lea, Grace, Maxwell, Colten, Patrick, Kathryn and Rebecca. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, June 15th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours, Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in honor of Bob to St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801 or to St. Francis University, 117 Evergreen Drive, PO Box 600, Loretto, PA 15940. 

Service arrangements pending, please check back soon.

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  1. Dear Barbara and family-

    We are very sorry to hear about your father. Mr. Naughton was always so kind to all of us any time we would see him. We’ve enjoyed some really nice chats with him. He was always so proud of everyone. We’re thinking of everyone at this sad time.

    Love to all-

    Kathleen, Rich, Michael and Ben

  2. Barbara , Robb and Ryan,

    Marie and I wish you all well during this difficult time. What a great man your dad / grandfather was. I always enjoyed conversations and time spent with him.
    A true gentleman !

  3. Janet (Pasquarello)

    Dear Roberta, Barbara and family,
    I am very sorry to hear about your father. Your parents were special, and a very important part of our community. My memories of them bring a smile. Please accept my most sincere condolences. They are together again, enjoying their just reward inside the pearly gates. I know you are resting in that knowledge. May God bless and comfort you all.

  4. Deacon Ed & Carol Giordano

    We came to St, Barbara Parish on September 20, 2014 which just happened to be the Fall Festival. Bob Naughton welcomed us with sincere warmth that day and every day that we were blessed to see him. It has been our blessing to know him and to worship with him. May our loving and merciful Lord welcome Bob into eternal life.

  5. Barbara Severance

    Billy, Barbara and Berta,

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was so good to me, always a smile and such a gentleman.

    Love, Barbara Nickerson Severance

  6. Susan C Stark

    Dear Berta, Barbara, Billy and families,

    We are so sad to say good bye to your father. He was such a kind, gentle, thoughtful and fun loving person. He lived life to the fullest and in such a meaningful way. We were so fortunate to have known him. We hope that the many memories of your father and the support of your friends and family provide you with some comfort. Rest in peace dear Mr Naughton. You will be missed. with love Sooz and Wally

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