Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

154 Route 6A, Sandwich, MA


Robert Edward Gage

December 4, 1939February 4, 2020
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GAGE, Robert Edward, 80, of East Sandwich, MA, passed away on February 4, 2020. He was born to the late Milton and Josephine Gage (Hoxie) in Plymouth, MA on December 4, 1939.

Bobby was a lifelong Sandwich resident. He was a well known Country Music entertainer and owner of For The Good Times Restaurant and Lounge. Bobby performed with his band, The Countriares, and many music greats and was recognized with numerous Country Music Association awards.

Bobby was also an accomplished carpenter, following in his father’s footsteps. He was married to Catherine (Shaughnessy) for 27 years and raised his four daughters in his beloved hometown.

Bobby was known for his extraordinary voice, iconic cowboy style, youthful good looks, and sense of humor. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, restoring boats and cars, fishing in Cape Cod Bay, and traveling to Florida in his greyhound bus. More importantly, Bobby was known for always being willing to host a benefit and perform for people in need.

Bobby was a legend in the town of Sandwich and his music will live on forever.

Bobby is predeceased by his brother Richard Gage and his sister Barbara Walling.

He is survived by his daughters Laurel Almquist and husband David of Mashpee, Lisa Roche and husband James of Norwell, Leslie Gage of Yarmouth, and Leah Gage and husband Stewart Landers of Forestdale, his grandchildren Matthew, Lily, Jacqueline, Kaitlyn, and James.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday February 11th, 10 am at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Main St. in Sandwich, MA, Burial will follow at Bayview Cemetery in Sandwich, MA. Visiting hours will be held Monday February 10th from 5-8 pm at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Rt. 6A, Sandwich, MA.


  • Visiting Hours Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Burial Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Robert Edward Gage

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Cath Murphy

February 20, 2020

I Thought I Saw Your Face Today,In The Sparkle Of The Morning Sun. And Then I Heard The Angel Say "Their Work On Earth Is done

I Thought I Heard Your Voice Today, Then Laugh Your Hearty Laugh. And Then I Heard The Angel Say, There's Peace Dear One At Last"

Forever Loved..Forever In Our Hearts
Cath and Family

Jim Ellis

February 17, 2020

Always a treat to hear Bobby sing and perform.
Watched Bobby play for years before I could play guitar.
It was special to share a stage and play and sing with Bobby after I could play. A real treat to stand around his piano and sing songs together with our families.
A generous man who was always willing to share his talent for a cause.
He’ll be missed but never forgotten.

Chuck Norrel

February 14, 2020

To the Gage girls.........so sorry to hear about the passing of Bobby.....I remember the days at "For The Good Times" Bobby would always ask me to play or fill in as lead singer at the club........from one cowboy to another........keep singing that country music. RIP

Gary Murphy

February 12, 2020

Bob was a good friend my prayers to you all good bless will miss

Lynn St. Germain

February 12, 2020

Laurel, Leslie, Leah and Lisa,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I will always remember him fondly as a great boss and as a talented musician. For 40 years, whenever I hear Unchained Melody, it brings me back to the Good Times-his version always my favorite.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love Lynn (O'Toole)

Mark Reed

February 11, 2020

To Bobby's Girls and Family,

Bobby was about the best friend and nicest person I and my family was lucky enough to have met and share so many good times and gatherings together. Seems like from the time my sister bought the home next door Bobby was always there to help with any problems but mostly just there to be our good friend and entertain us. From beaching to boating or sharing a meal or just sharing each other Bobby was just the best. He will be missed by all for share.
Sorry for the loss we all share.

Michael Robbins

February 10, 2020

Bobby was a king and gentle man. He never had a bad word for anyone. But, what I will remember most about Bobby, was his voice. He had the most unique 'country' voice any one had ever heard. And that will be missed the most. Rest In Peace, my friend.

Gail Sommerville

February 10, 2020

We grew up in front of Bobby and Cathy and have fond memories of the music and the first babies And later in life enjoyed the Good Times The entire Gage family In that little little town where everybody knew your name is sorely missed rest in peace Bobby your family is beautiful and a wonderful legacy

Paul Bankosky

February 10, 2020

Where do I even start? We go back to the 70's when life was so different and the "Good Times" were plentiful. We had a lot of great years together and I know that I will never forget the "Cowboy" and our friendship! My deepest condolences to the entire family and please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Ida & Walter Fagnant

February 9, 2020

We send our condolences to the Gage Family, such a tragic loss, Ida & Walter Fagnant