Robert L. Crandall, 72, of Hopedale, MA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, January 29, 2021 at his home, after a courageous battle with Lymphoma. Bob was the husband of Donna M. (Thomas) Crandall for 49 years. He was born in Milford, son of the late Frederick and Muriel (Kane) Crandall, and lived there until moving to Hopedale in 1983. He was a graduate of the Milford High School class of 1967 and was a U.S. Army Vietnam Era veteran.
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his children, Robert F. Crandall and wife Katherine of Bellingham and their sons Thomas and Matthew, Michelle M. Crandall-McBride and wife Katie of Holliston and their children Michael and Molly. He also leaves two nephews who were like sons, Michael Curley and wife Irene of Upton, and James Curley of Hopedale. In addition, he leaves his sister Patricia Curley of Hopedale, brother-in-law David and wife Jeanette of Milford, his adored Uncle Bernard Kane and wife Marie of Ashland, and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bob was employed as a patrolman for the Milford Police Department until 1973. He then became a Massachusetts Trial Court Officer at the Milford District Court House where he would stay for the next 35 years. He retired in 2008, shortly after his first grandchild was born. From that day on his last, and favorite, profession would be “Bumpa Extrordaniarre.” He often would be found with one of his grandchildren, be it on an early morning fishing excursion, at a sporting event, or at a dance recital.
Bob was a member of the Maspenock Rod and Gun Club, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He always looked forward to his yearly trips to Pennsylvania with his friends and son Bobby, and delighted in teaching his grandchildren how to shoot a bow, and cast a line. He and Donna cherished vacations with family and friends; especially to Newport, Lake Keewaydin, Ogunquit and Disney.
Bob also took pleasure in time at home; whether it was a quiet night with just he and Donna, a small family dinner with one of his children and their family, or all the relatives over for a backyard cookout.
A calling hour will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 10 to 11 A.M. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 5 East Main St., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 A.M. The burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford MA 01757
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Oliva Family Comfort Fund 20 Prospect St. Milford MA 01757