Robert C. Burton

February 27, 1936March 18, 2014

Mr. Robert C. Burton, age 78, of Lynn, longtime chef at the Beverly Depot, died at his home on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Maggie M. (Crowell) Burton, whom he married on Feb. 9, 1964. Born in Hughes, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Jessie Lee Burton and Mary Ella (Johnson) (Burton) Brock. He grew up in Memphis, TN, and had lived in Lynn since 1960. He was a member of the Zion Baptist Church, Lynn. Robert was the father of Debra Burton of Swampscott and M. Burton of Boston, and the brother of Florence Bennett Burton of Michigan, Andrew Burton of Peabody, Sammy Burton of Springfield, Frank Burton of Georgia, Ozella Norris of Lynn, Mary Ann Brock of Lynn, Vernell Brock of Lynn, Eleanor Reynolds of Lynn, Diana Rucker of NH, Velma Brock of Lynn, Floyd Brock of Lynn, and of the late John Burton and Charles Brock. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. Services will be private for the family and will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Robert’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA 01904.


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arwen .

May 16, 2014


my heart is flooded with many emotions upon hearing the news of your father....i am sending love and compassion to you and your family....

much sincere understanding and support

March 25, 2014

Dear Debbie,

I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I remember him working at the Depot, always a smile on his face. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
Cathy Best

March 24, 2014

Hi I worked with bobby at the charter house and the depot always enjoyed his company we spent many years behind the counter together sorry i did miss this funeral!! Love ya BOBBY!!

Roberta Gansenberg

March 23, 2014

I knew Bobby from the Beverly Depot. He was such a kind and generous person. One of the best! May you rest in peace, Bobby.

March 21, 2014

Dear Debbie and the Burton family,
I had the privilege of working with your dad at the Depot. I remember all the love and laughter enjoyed with Bobby. He did treat every guest like family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Warmly, Kathy Mulcahy


March 21, 2014

Prayers for you during this difficult time Michael and Debbie.

Shirley Burton-Bush

March 21, 2014


Irene Maher

March 20, 2014

Dear Debbie, Michael and family,
We were so sorry to hear about your father's passing. He was such a devoted caring person his whole life. I was fortunate enough to work with him years ago. He was a dear friend and will be missed.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Irene Maher and Family

Larry & Carolyn Murray

March 20, 2014

So sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful friend and gentlemen. Condolences to the family at this time of loss.

March 20, 2014

To the Burton Family (My church family)
I am sending my thoughts, prayers and condolences to you all. I remember Brother Burton from church and he truly was a man of God. He will be missed but never forgotten. May God strengthen you all during this time and know he is in the hands of his heavenly father. AMEN!
Love you all Ronnette Wongus (Lynn, MA)