Robert Lee Borden, 91, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2023 after being stricken at home on New Year’s Eve. He entered the Kingdom of God surrounded and supported by his beloved family. Robert, or “Bob” as he was known, was born in Minnesota. He enlisted in the United States Navy and saw action in the Korean War. While on leave in Boston, he met and fell deeply in love with Mary Pellegrini, who became his cherished wife of 72 years.
Bob spent his career as a master plumber, and his children always believed there was nothing he couldn’t fix. Bob was a man of simple tastes. He loved good food, fine wines, action movies, and a good cup of coffee. Later in life, Bob underwent a powerful conversion experience that led him to become deeply religious and unswervingly dedicated to his church and its parishioners, many of whom became close friends.
Bob is survived by his wife Mary and their four children, Susan, Diane, Robert, and Wayne. In addition, he was treasured and loved by numerous family relatives. He was predeceased by his younger brother, Vernon.
There will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Church 17 Winter St, Milford, MA 01757 on Wednesday, January 11th at 12:00 PM. Burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Oakland St., Medway, MA 02053.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford Ma.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s name can be made to St. Mary of the Assumption Renovation Fund.