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Robert E Petrie

1926 ~ 2019 (age 93)


Robert E. Petrie, of Needham passed away on Sept 24, 2019. He was 93.

Bob was born in Arlington and was a graduate for Newton High School. He served in the US Army Air Corps during WW II and then worked for over 30 years for the New England Telephone Co.

Bob was the beloved husband of the late Anita (Bennett) Petrie, the loving father of Gary and his wife Cathy and Richard and his wife Lisa all of Needham and “Grandpa” of Emily, Robert and Mollie. He was also brother of the late Phyllis Smith.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend his funeral service on Sat Sept 28 at 10 AM in the Carter Memorial United Methodist Church 800 Highland Ave Needham. Private interment with US Army Military Honors at Newton Cemetery. Visiting hours in the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave Needham on Fri 4-7 PM.  

A donation in lieu of flowers in memory of Bob, to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler St. Boston, MA 02116 would be appreciated.

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September 27, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home
1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Interment with US Army Military Honors
September 28, 2019

8:45 AM
Newton Cemetery
791 Walnut St.
Newton, MA 02459

Funeral Service
September 28, 2019

10:00 AM
Carter Memorial Church
800 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA 02492


Animal Rescue League of Boston
10 Chandler Street, Boston MA 02116
Tel: 1-617-426-9170

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