Robert Samuel Wiseman

September 28, 1940January 4, 2021

Robert Samuel Wiseman of Canton, MA, entered into rest on Monday, January 4, 2021 at the age of 80.

Beloved husband of Joyce N. (Sokolove) Wiseman for 55 years. Devoted father of Julie Wiseman and Daniel Wiseman and his wife, Jillian. Loving brother of Barry and his wife Debby Wiseman, Nancy and her husband Robert Romano and the late Dianne Scarfo and her husband Nick. Cherished grandfather of Evie and Zachary and uncle to 11 nieces and nephews.

Born in Revere, MA, he was devoted to his wife, family, friends, and all Boston sports teams. He was fun, witty, and made everyone smile. He owned and worked at the Home Supply Company hardware store in Brighton, MA for many years where he took pride in servicing the Brighton community. According to his wife, there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. After seeing a revival of Fiddler on the Roof, he said to his wife, “After 55 years, it’s good to know.”

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Robert may be made to Temple Beth David in Westwood, MA.


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Harriet Burak

January 7, 2021

Where to begin.....I have many happy memories of times spent together with Bob and Joyce in another lifetime (it feels like). Happy times on July 4th amidst the crowds on The Esplanade or getaway weekends over the 4th staying at The Hyatt in Cambridge. Pool days when the kids were young spent together with The Stairmans. Bobbie was always fun to have around with that twinkle in his eye and his unique brand of humor. In recent years we had drifted apart socially so my memories of Bobbie are of a younger, healthier Bob. Forever young in my mind. May the many memories that you as a family have, continue to put smiles on your faces and give you strength in the days ahead. Harriet

Nadine Adams (Beshere)

January 7, 2021

Mr Wiseman was like a 2nd dad growing up. Julie and I were always together as young girls and my fondest memory of him was how he always made me smile with his odd sense of humor. His jokes would come out of no where and make us laugh. He was always tinkering around in the garage or basement doing something and we tried to stay out of his way while we played dress up or dolls or were tormenting poor little Dan. I have so many happy childhood memories in the Wiseman household, my second home. He will definately be missed. May his memory be a Blessing.
I love you all.

Debbie/Barry Wiseman

January 5, 2021

Bob was very knowledgeable in the Hardware Business and he taught me a lot when I worked for him.
He was the Best Man at my Wedding.
Bob always gave me Good Advice and Looked after his "Baby Brother".
Love To Joyxe,Julie,& Dan.