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Robert C. Day

Robert C. Day, 75, of High Street, Ipswich, died Saturday, December 20, 2014 in the Kindred Hospital North Shore Boston in Peabody following his long illness. He was the husband of the late Valerie H. Pappas who died in August, 2004.

Born August 21, 1939 in Haverhill, the only child  of the late Charles A.P. and Edna M. Day, he was raised in Haverhill, a graduate of Haverhill Public schools. He continued his education at Boston University graduating with a B.A. in psychology where he continued his studies earning his Masters in psychology. Following university studies he served with the U.S. Army in Germany honorably discharged as a Lieutenant. For many years Bob was employed as an automobile salesman for Howe Cadillac in Haverhill and more recently and until his illness, as a driver for Cape Ann Transit of Gloucester.  Throughout these years he also had a private practice in hypnosis in Groveland.

Bob had many interests. He loved music  playing the saxophone at many North Shore venues, was a recreational pilot flying out of Plum Island and Lawrence airports, he loved the ocean having  painted many beautiful seascapes in oil  and most of all will be remembered for  the love he showed for his children and entire family.   

He was a member of the Ipswich AMVETS Post # 201.

Bob is survived by two daughters, Marcia A. Pappas of Haverhill, Melissa J. Alderman of Worcester; four grandchildren, Lyana Pappas of Haverhill, Tyler Alderman, Miyah Douglas, Cameron Alderman all of Worcester and a daughter-in-law, Linda Alderman of Haverhill.  

Visiting hours will be 3 to 6 pm Saturday, January 3 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.

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