Robert E. Cathcart Sr.

November 20, 1928May 13, 2011

Robert E. “Bob” Cathcart, Sr., 82, of Fairhaven, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Southeastern Massachusetts Health and Rehabilitation Facility in New Bedford. He was the lifelong companion of the late Florence (Gamache) Gilbert. Born in Mattapoisett, he was the son of the late Charles Edward and Alice Elnora (Downing) Cathcart. Mr. Cathcart was a Veteran of the United States Navy and worked as a carpenter in the local area. In his leisure time, Bob enjoyed being out on the water, boating and fishing. His interests included motorcycle riding, country western music, and playing the guitar and banjo. He also loved the Southwest and enjoyed the outdoors. Survivors include his daughters, Robin Patton of Danville, Kentucky, Terry Lee Bennett of New Bedford, MA, Shirley Mae Maini of West Wareham, MA, Alison Ashburn of East Bridgewater, MA and Carol Gulnick of Starks, Maine; his sons, Matthew Cathcart of Las Vegas, Nevada, Charles Cathcart of Wareham, MA, Bruce Stover of Ocala, Florida, Richard Gilbert of Canaan, Maine, James Gilbert of Dorchester, MA and Donald Gilbert of West Wareham, MA; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Robert E. Cathcart, Jr. Private arrangements are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven, MA.


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Robert E. Cathcart Sr.

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Marty Patton

May 26, 2011

The best part about knowing Bob was that in the 24 years that I knew him. He never tried to be a "Father in Law". Bob and Florence were just happy to be included in our lives. And included they were....whether it was trips to New Hampshire, Plays at the Ziterian, pulling me out of the westport river after I fell out of our row boat (LOL), hooking my sholder trying to snag pogies or stoping for Hot Dogs in New Bedford. It was always fun to be around Bob. I still remember seeing you laugh so hard some times I thought you were going to need CPR. I am also grateful for the stories of your youth you shared with me. That meant alot seeing how I was just your son inlaw. Hope you're have'n a great time up there. Take care Bob. Your friend Marty.

May 25, 2011

I am so glad you came into my life and that you were my dad. We shared alot of memories and laughter together as a family and for that I am greatful. I'll miss your smile and your jokes. You're in a better place now where there is no suffering and you're with mom and Nana. You and mom will always be in my heart! God bless you both.
Love your daughter,

michelle menard

May 18, 2011

I am so glad I got to meet your dad he was A very nice man and he had A bib influence in our family thank you so much for sharing him with us he will be missed every day Cassie said we will all met again and no mote pain thank you for everything you have done we love you all