OBITUARY

Robert A. Boscoe

February 21, 1936October 8, 2021

Robert A. Boscoe, age 85, of Taunton and previously of Swansea and Fall River passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Sandra (Thadeio) Boscoe to whom he had been married 47 years.

Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late John J. Boscoe, Sr. and Irene R. (Sullivan) Boscoe. A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, Class of 1956, Robert proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He then received his Associate’s degree from Bristol Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Roger Williams University in 1968. Robert went on to become the Assistant Registrar at Bristol Community College for over 31 years before his retirement in 1999.

Robert was a member of various organizations, including the Bristol Community College Alumni Association, the VFW, American Legion, Swansea, Colonial Navy of Massachusetts, Touisset Country Club and served on the Zoning Board in Swansea. He was a lifetime member of the Elks and a retired member of the New England Association of College Registrar’s and Admissions Officers and was an avid golfer.

Besides his devoted wife, he is survived by four children, Brian P. Boscoe and his wife Rebecca of N. Stonington, CT, Steven S. Boscoe and his wife Denise of Hilton Head, SC, Jerusha Shatzkamer and her husband Kevin of Hingham and Cathy Boscoe of Hilton Head, SC; twelve grandchildren, Justin, Padraic, Bruce, Randy, Heather, Gina, Sasha, Emma, Keiran, Benjamin, Nathaniel and Aidan; two great-grandchildren, Braeden and Bruce; his sister-in-law, Joan Boscoe of Glen Burnie, MD as well as many nieces and nephews. Robert was the father of the late Kerri Boscoe and brother of the late Irene St. Amand, Ronald Boscoe and John J. Boscoe, Jr.

His Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM in St. Louis de France Church, 56 Buffington St, Swansea. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial with Military Honors will take place in the Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne at 12:45 PM. His Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd, Swansea. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert’s honor may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

  • DONATIONS

  • American Heart Association
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Services

  • Visiting Hours

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021

  • Burial with Military Honors

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Thomas Mcacarthy

October 19, 2021

Bobby was a truly wonderful person, whose warmth, sincerity, and goodness would just light up a room. I had the good fortune of knowing Bobby for 18 years. We met as “students” at
the Perella Ristorante Academy in Warren, where
we shared many laughs, pints, and friendships
through the years. I have a particularly fond
memory of Bobby from several years ago when Bobby,
myself, and 16 other PRA PhD’s ventured to a game at Fenway Park , and it was an evening none
of us will ever forget. Bobby was in the first row at Fenway, and terrified he was going to be hit
in the nose with a foul ball. We got a glove for Bobby and he sat with the glove in front of his face for the entire game. It was a true classic.
He did put the glove down however when Uncle
Guinness called !
RIP Bobby. You enriched the lives of all who had the good fortune of knowing you. God Bless
Bobby Boscoe !!!

Lisa Pavao

October 19, 2021

Mr.Bosco was a kind and upbeat person who would change the mood in a room for the better. I met him as a member of the Fall River Elksclub. I later found out he was acquainted with a good friend of mine who worked with him at BCC (Mary Bouchard). Me and my husband Steve would always join him having a Guinness even though I usually drank courvoisier and my husband drank Tanguray. He will be sadly missed!

Rich Danforth

October 17, 2021

My condolences to the Boscoe family. I met Bob at The Tinkers Nest many, many years ago. I had the pleasure of enjoying many pints, conversations, and laughs with him . He was truly a gentleman and will be missed.

Jack Gregory

October 17, 2021

Bob was a great person and friend from High School, work at BCC ,and play. Our heartfelt feelings go out to Sandy and his family. I'll miss my brother.

Jack and Lorna Gregory

Catherine Tattrie

October 15, 2021

Bobby was always a gentleman! His first words to me were, "You look like a good Irish girl!!" We were fast friends after that!

Mike Larkin

October 15, 2021

Boscoe family, Audrey and I are so sorry for your loss. In my younger years, Bob and I would sit and talk after Colonial Navy Meetings or I would see him at a local watering hole. There were many time I would ask his advice on certain things. He will be truly missed

Marsha Camara

October 14, 2021

I am very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a very nice man. I worked with him while attending BCC. May he rest in peace.

Andrew Konarski

October 13, 2021

My condolences to Sandy, and the Boscoe family. I remember sharing many good times with Bob and his children listening to some GREAT Irish music or having dinner and watching a sporting event or two. I always felt he accepted me like one of his children and was always handy with some helpful suggestions. You will be truly missed.

Elvira Fernandes

October 13, 2021

To the family of Mr. Bob, my deepest deepest condolences. My heart has not stopped aching in great sadness, for he was truly a one of a kind gentleman. I was only blessed and honored with knowing him for the last few days of his life but am ever so thankful for each and every one of them for it was always in cheer. The day before his passing the activity was music day, he requested a song that he mentioned was his favorite of all time…Dublin in the Rare Old Times” We now play it daily at afternoon porch time in memory of him. He is missed by many here. We also went out on the porch in the afternoon to get fresh air with the other willing residents and had joke time. I will never forget his smile or laugh. “Ring a ring a rosie as the lights declines” I remember Dublin city in the rare oul times”. Rest In Peace Mr. Bob… I’m sure we will meet again

Al Roy

October 12, 2021

Bob Boscoe can easily be called Mr. BCC. He is a great one.

I can see him now looking for Dean Elias as well as other members of

his BCC family to discuss the issues of the day.


FROM THE FAMILY