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Robert W. Staples

Robert W. "Bob" Staples, 69, husband of Sandra M. (Rowe) Staples of Ipswich, passed away unexpectedly February 16, 2017 in the Beverly Hospital.

Born in Beverly, he was raised in Magnolia and graduated from Gloucester High with The Class of 1965. Following graduation he served briefly in the Coast Guard then went on to study at Wentworth Institute in Boston. In 1973 Bob married Sandy, the love of his life.

They made their home in Ipswich and together raised four children. Bob worked for most of his life at Polaroid, retiring in 2010. In his later life he enjoyed crosswords, his companion Chihuahua Joey and spending time relaxing with his wife Sandy.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Wayne R. Staples and his wife Kristen of Billerica, and Matthew F. Staples and his fiancé’ Ryan Reid of Salem; two daughters, Elizabeth M. Mudgett and her  husband Troy of Seabrook, NH, and Katherine A. Staples of Anchorage, AK; two grandchildren, Elena Staples and Jake Mudgett and a brother, Bruce Staples of FL.

His funeral service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to Ipswich Humane Group, P.O. Box  873, Ipswich, MA 01938.

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