Robert M. Lewis, 82, husband of Eleanor L. (Green) Lewis of
Mulholland Drive, Ipswich, passed away peacefully on Friday June 16,
2017at the Ledgewood Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly, after a
long battle with cancer.
Born in North Andover, September 7, 1934, he was the son of the
late Raymond E. and Elizabeth I. (Donovan) Lewis.
Robert, known by most as Bob, was raised in North Andover and
graduated with Johnson High schoolís class of 1953. Bob was very
active in sports at Johnson, particularly the football team of
which he was captain. He was also elected class president all
four years. He later attended Lowell Technical Institute from
which he earned his degree in Manufacturing Engineering.
On June 16, 1957, he married his high school sweetheart at St.
Michaelís Church in North Andover. Eleanor and Bob were happily
married for sixty years. In 1959 the couple purchased a home in
Byfield where they lived until 1977 when they moved to their
present home on Great Neck in Ipswich.
Bob worked as a mechanical engineer for several companies over
his career, the longest being his employment with Compugraphic
in Wilmington. Even in later years, Bob maintained a strong work
ethic and was employed part-time by L. W. Bills in Georgetown.
Bob was a long time member of the Georgetown Country Club where
he and Eleanor enjoyed many years of golfing. Besides golfing,
Bob was an avid fisherman. His favorite sport was catching
Bob will be remembered as a devoted husband, a loving father and
a very proud grandfather and great-grandfather.
In addition to his wife Eleanor, he is survived by his daughter
Katherine R. Cooper and her husband Jack of Lebanon, Maine,
three grandchildren, Sara Edic of Merrimac, Matthew Cooper of
Deerfield, NH, and Jarod Cooper of North Berwick, Maine, five
great- grandchildren, Olivia, Ella and Gavin Edic all of
Merrimac, and Benjamin and Emma Cooper of Deerfield, NH, two
sisters, Jane Gilmore of Plainville and Elizabeth Black of SC as
well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of
the late Eleanor Gailey formerly of North Andover, Clare
Mattheson formerly of Newburyport and Raymond Lewis formerly of
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, June 21, from 4-7pm at
the Whittier- Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. A
funeral Mass and celebration of life will take place on
Thursday, June 22 beginning at 10am at our Lady of Hope, 1 Linebrook Road, Ipswich followed by interment at the New
Highland Cemetery. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations
be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923
and or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham,