Robert A. Papa

July 2, 1941February 22, 2019

Robert Anthony Papa, of Quincy, entered into rest February 22, 2019 at the age of 77. Beloved husband to June (Egersheim) Papa. Devoted father of Michael Papa of Lowell, Kevin Papa of Revere and Kimberley Lindof and her husband Terance of Dracut. Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Katrina, Kevin Jr., Zachary, Mackenzie, Abigail and great grandfather of Travis. Loving Brother of Richard Papa of Melrose. Bob was a proud Vietnam Veteran serving with the 10th Special Forces. He served as the business agent for the Blue Knights Motor Cycle Club, Chapter 12 and The Renegades Senior Drum & Bugle Corp.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday February 28 at 11:00 AM at the The Waterman-Langone Funeral Home 580 Commercial St., Boston, MA. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 PM. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations, in Bob’s name, may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 28, 2019

Robert A. Papa

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Roseanne Brown

March 8, 2019

Bob Papa was full of life. It was an honor to have known such a man. My deepest condolences to June and the rest of his family. He was strong through it all and is in a much better place now. Rest in the sweetest peace Mr. Papa, you deserve it, your fight is over.

H J"chris" Dunn

February 27, 2019

I marched with bob in both the "Princemen' and the"Renegades: He was one of true friends to all who came together to help in the drive to keep drum corps alive in the early 70s. my memories of the corps and bob will stay with me always. To his family and friends my prayers and thoughts in this time of sorrows.

Kathleen Madden

February 25, 2019

Kim, so sorry about your father's passing . I remember him as a very nice, funny man when he would come in to Marshalls to visit you. Also, Peter & I still have your families kitchen chairs, and think of you guys when we sit in them. Love from Kathy

Carol Corrado

February 24, 2019

Bobby, this is “cousin CarolAnn”, which is what you always called me during our phone calls. I’m going to miss talking to you, but you’re in a good place now. You did it your way, with a strength I’ve never seen before. I’m not going to say goodbye, only ‘til we meet again.

Love you, cousin CarolAnn

James Powers

February 24, 2019

Rest In Peace Bob. It was pleasure to know and march with you in the Renegades. You were the heartbeat of the drum line and the heartbeat of the corps. God bless and keep you. Our sincere condolences to your family.

Jim and Marie Powers
Renegades percussion and rifle.

Tony White

February 23, 2019

Wow.... so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. Donna and I have very fond memories of our days marching with Bob in the Renegades... 1970, seems like it was just a while ago. Sincere condolences to Bob's family and friends. Godspeed my friend...

Tony & Donna White
Renegades, Everett/Boston (RCA) 1970-1973 (Baritone-Rifle Line)

Joyce Egersheim Nyhan Bates

February 23, 2019

To June and family,
My deepest sympathies at the loss of Bob. I did not know him well but always heard nice things about him. May God be with you all at this difficult time and may He bless and guide you on your journey of grief.
Blessings and prayers,