OBITUARY

Robert E. Delisle Jr.

January 27, 1955March 5, 2019

Robert E. “Bob” DeLisle, Jr., 64, a lifelong resident of Marblehead, became an Angel in the Outfield on March 5th. He was the son of the late Robert E.DeLisle Sr. and Marjorie (Dooling) DeLisle and nephew of Elizabeth (Betty) Dooling. A proud employee to the Town of Marblehead for 38 years until he retired. After four days of retirement he became (possibly the last) traffic supervisor/crossing guard at the Gerry School; which he loved.

Bob was an avid Boston/New England sports fan who also loved a good game of cribbage and “playing his numbahs.” Like clockwork, every August he was at his happy place: Cathedral Ledge. Bob was a proud member of the Gerry 5, the Magician Gridiron Club (WHIP!), Past President and Vice President of Marblehead Town Employees Union Local 1776, and a life member of the OKO’s VFA.

All of this came second to his family - forever missed by his sons, Adam and his wife, Andrea of Marblehead, Ryan of Marblehead, Brad and his wife Maria of Peabody, and Todd and his wife Tanaha of Indianapolis. He is also survived by the love of his life: Kathy DeLisle. Nothing was more important to him than his grandchildren: Lori, Andrew, Henry, and Giuliana.

Visiting hours will be held at Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street on Thursday, March 7 from 5-8PM. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at the Gerry 5, 210 Beacon Street, Marblehead on Friday, March 8 from 12-3PM. All are welcome. Donations may be made in his memory to the Gerry 5 Angel Fund, Attn: Joan Champlin, 210 Beacon Street, Marblehead, MA 01945.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, March 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Robert E. Delisle Jr.

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Larry and Diane Sullivan

March 8, 2019

To Bob's Family,

Diane and I are extremely sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Living next door to Bob on Broughton Rd for many years was a pleasure. Prior to our marriage Bob would always lend a hand to Diane, always had a smile, and never complained. Watching the boys grow up with our children was never a dull moment. Lots of great memories. God bless you Bob no more suffering. Rest in peace.

Lynne deGrandpre’

March 7, 2019

To the DeLisle Family:

Because of your dad, I was welcomed into your family almost ten years ago. Because of your dad, I had the pleasure of celebrating your milestones, whether a birthday, a holiday, a family get-together, and of course, the best week in August! I will forever be thankful, and grateful, for the years we had together and the love we shared. I pray that Bob is at peace and I know he will be watching over all of you. You were his universe and he loved all of you and was so proud of his family! God Bless him, God bless you all. Thank you for letting me be a part of your lives.

With love and my deepest condolences,
Lynne deGrandpre’

Laurie Jastremski-Lamarre

March 7, 2019

Our Deepest Sorrow to Bob’s Family,

I grew up and went to the Story School with Bob and his brother, David, and was reconnected with Bob many years later through my sister Lynne DeGrandpre. We thought of Bob as family, being a part of family gatherings and holiday dinners for so long, he added so much laughter and conversations. Bob was profoundly missed during his illness. He will forever be a part of our family’s memories.

Sincerely and with sadness,

Laurie and Bill Jastremski-Lamarre
and Nancy Haines

Merry Tufts

March 7, 2019

Kathy, Adam, Brad, Ryan and Todd,

I am sure you have heard the story about your dad helping us put on the Senior Banquet in 2003 at the new MHS...I had 250 Balloons filled up with helium at my house, and no way to get them to the school cafeteria. Del told me, NOT TO WORRY, and he went to Mr. Picard...who said he would look the other way while Del took a school bus...and showed up at my house. We laughed about it last Thursday - I ALWAYS knew I could count on him to come to my rescue, always.
You guys were his world, his life. Never forget his humor, his silliness, and his crazy Marblehead ways. I will miss him coming up to me and just putting out his hand out and saying "Bob DeLisle," as if I and anyone else in town hadn't ever heard of him. Thank God he will live on in you all. He was the BEST.

- Merry (and Dana) Tufts

Meredith Tufts

March 7, 2019

Our Manager, and as a cheerleader, he always had MY back. Miss you always, Merry

Lauren James

March 7, 2019

A lot of years between these two!

Phyllis Smith

March 7, 2019

Heartfelt condolences to Bobby’s family. We knew him from his teen years when he shot baskets on Elm Place and our kids ran into him on their big wheels. He was always so cheerful and kind to the kids and that contined throughout his life as he then became the very kind and cheerful crossing guard for the kids of our kids. He was a good man and will be happily remembered.

Shirley Gregware

March 7, 2019

Will miss Bob, he always had a smile 😊 on his face, and something positive to say. I have know his family forever. Kathy and I worked together at the Y , and seeing her walk her dog 🐕 by house. Bob boys Adam and Ryan ,I got to know them personally, seeing Adam walk his son to the Coffin school .Ryan was at the Y nursery school, and I was his best nursery school teacher. Remembering Bob at the old Y we would see each in the Nautilis room and try to work out . Bob would walk his dog 🐕 by my house and peek over the fence And with a smile say hi Shirley and after chatting He would say have a good day. Will miss Bob , gone to soon from this earth 🌍
Love ❤️ to the Delisle family
Shirley Gregware

Pat and Tom Adams

March 7, 2019

To the Delisle's,
Bobby was one of the nicest guys going. His time here was way too short! He was so caring and generous with his time helping others. We will miss seeing him around town and at the Gerry. I remember one night after a Friday night fish fry at the Gerry when he went next door to the Community Store to buy ice creams treats for dessert for us! He was just an all around good guy. We will miss you Bobby. Rest In Peace 💜.
Love,
Tom (cousin) and Pat Adams

Sue Fisher

March 6, 2019

To the Delisle Boys: It was an honor and pleasure getting to know your dad. At his weakest he was strong, capable, kind and loving. Thank you for the opportunity to get to know him. My thoughts are with you, your families and Kathy.

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Biography

Robert E. “Bob” DeLisle, Jr., 64, a lifelong resident of Marblehead, became an Angel in the Outfield on March 5th. He was the son of the late Robert E.DeLisle Sr. and Marjorie (Dooling) DeLisle and nephew of Elizabeth (Betty) Dooling.

A proud employee to the Town of Marblehead for 38 years until he retired. After four days of retirement he became (possibly the last) traffic supervisor/crossing guard at the Gerry School; which he loved.

Bob was an avid Boston/New England sports fan who also loved a good game of cribbage and “playing his numbahs.” Like clockwork, every August he was at his happy place: Cathedral Ledge. Bob was a proud member of the Gerry 5, the Magician Gridiron Club (WHIP!), Past President and Vice President of Marblehead Town Employees Union Local 1776, and a life member of the OKO’s VFA.

All of this came second to his family - forever missed by his sons, Adam and his wife, Andrea of Marblehead, Ryan of Marblehead, Brad and his wife Maria of Peabody, and Todd and his wife Tanaha of Indianapolis. He is also survived by the love of his life: Kathy DeLisle. Nothing was more important to him than his grandchildren: Lori, Andrew, Henry, and Giuliana.

Visiting hours will be held at Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm Street on Thursday, March 7 from 5-8PM. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at the Gerry 5, 210 Beacon Street, Marblehead on Friday, March 8 from 12-3PM. All are welcome. Donations may be made in his memory to the Gerry 5 Angel Fund, Attn: Joan Champlin, 210 Beacon Street, Marblehead, MA 01945.