HILLSBORO, NH: Robert (Bob) Burton, Sr., 76, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 surrounded by family after succumbing to injuries resulting from a tragic accident.
Bob was born November 4, 1941 to the late Harry S. and Elizabeth (McIntee) Burton, Sr. in Yonkers, NY.
Bob married his bride of 53 years, Virginia Bolliger Burton, on October 21, 1964, in Troy, NY. In 1968 he moved his growing family to the countryside of Boytonville, NY where he resided until work brought him to New Hampshire in 1976. He retired from PEP Direct, Inc. in 2007 after 22 years of loyal hard-working service. In his retirement he enjoyed his grandchildren, gardening, his birds, watching Mass on television and taking trips around the country. He was so very proud of traveling to England and Ireland to see he grandson perform with his college ensemble. He was also an active member of Harmony Lodge #38 F. & A. M. in Hillsboro, NH, serving two terms as the Master of the Lodge in 2014 and 2015.
Bob is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughter, Linda Wood; son, Robert Burton, Jr. (RaeAnne); daughter, Karen Burton (Elaine); daughter, Phyllis Castner (David); son, John Burton; grandchildren, Benjamin Wood, Caitlin, Erin, Gerald, Paul, and Molly Castner; great-grandson, Aiden Terrell; brothers Harry (late Carolyn) and James (Bonnie); sister Jane (Arthur) LaFleur; and sister-in-law Eileen (late Kenneth) Burton. He is also survived by Arinka Abad, Neil Terrell, and Nicholas and Zachary O’Brien.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at St. Mary’s Church in Hillsboro at 11:00 am with Father Marcel Martel officiating, followed by a Masonic Memorial Service (open to the public) and reception at Harmony Lodge #38 in Hillsboro.
The family will be available for condolences at the church in the hour prior to the service.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service Hillsboro, NH is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org).