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Robert L. Crandall, 72,

    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

Guest Book

I love so much Bumpa❤️He definitely was one of the greatest people I knew.Noni I hope bumpa will visit you in your dreams❤️I know that I still want to see you bumpa but I also know that you are with your parents aunts and uncle and that definitely makes me feel better. Love you Noni and bumpa❤️
Molly Crandall-McBride

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Bob's passing while conversing with a former Milford resident at a car show in Dennis last evening. I knew Bob from Milford PD and also when he worked at the Court House. I was stationed at SP Grafton and would see Bob at Court House on a weekly basis. We would play softball against the team from the court house and had many a laugh. God bless you, Bob, and rest in eternal peace. My sincerest condolences to your family for their loss.
Bob McKeon, MSP Retired

Dear Donna and family members I am so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing it sounds like he was a great dad and family again my dearest sympathy. Chip and Deb Lucier
Chip Lucier

Bumpa was the best grandfather anyone could have asked for. I will miss him so much. He was loved by so many, and I'm sure it is just as hard to see him go for them as it was for me. Love you Bumpa.
Michael Crandall-McBride

Bobby was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed passing his knowledge of the woods and waster on. To everyone I say "enjoy" treasure your memories and the friends you meet along the way for Bobby was a true friend .
Brent & Kathy THORNE

Uncle Bob, I will always cherish the memories I have of you and all the times you and Aunty were there when times were tough. Our family gatherings won’t be the same without you. The love you had for your family will never be forgotten. 💜
Laurie Pete and Petey

Donna and Patty, we are so sorry for the loss of your husband and brother. He will always be remembered for his loving-kindness. My heart is with you all during this painful time.
Sharon and Mike Manoogian

I worked with Bob at the courthouse. I was just a kid back then, but Bob never cared about that. He treated me the same way he treated everyone...like a friend. I am happy to say that we kept in touch over the years and I always looked forward to his visits. Bumping into Bob always brought out a big smile because seeing Bob was always a treat. Bob gave the best handshakes. They were firm and heartfelt and he pulled you right in. I will miss our comical text exchanges and our occasional chats and stories. I will never forget Bob...he was truly one of the best guys I have ever known. Rest easy Bobby.
John Wallace

Dear Donna and family, We are do sad to learn if Bob's passing. We wish you many wonderful memories and blessings. Betty and Glen Flodin and Family
Elizabeth Flodin

I always remember feeling so welcomed when visiting at the Crandall house, and Bob was such a big part of that. His generosity of spirit and his kindness were ever-present. My deepest sympathies to the Crandall and Curley families during this difficult time.
Todd Gleason

Bob, Even though our paths haven't crossed for the 50 years since we graduated from MHS in 1967 I can see from the many comments here you remained the same great guy I caught for in the Blackstone Valley Baseball league those many years ago. You always did have the best fastball I ever caught. My best wishes to your entire family who had the pleasure of knowing you for a lifetime. Fred Tieuli
Frederick Tieuli

With sympathy to the Crandall family for your loss. Bob was a great guy. Prayers with you all.
Huck Webster

I am so sorry t hear of the loss of your father, Bob Crandall. What a wonderful and kind man he was, and he was blessed to have such a wonderful and kind family standing beside him. With love Karin Oleski
Karin oledki

I was so blessed to have known Mr Crandall. So many great memories! A man who will never be forgotten! My condolences to his family and friends.
John A Caezza

Dear Donna & family, Our deepest condolences on Brother Robert’s passing. Sincerely, Patrolman Joseph E. Arcudi, Jr & family
Joseph E.Arcudi, Jr

Bobby has always been a great friend to me and Billy. We have a lot of great memories through out the years. We took our kids every wear and we all had so much fun together. You always were a Great Guy and Friend. We were lucky to have none you. Rest In Peace Bobby You will always be in my Heart.
June Cavazza

Sorry for the loss of a wonderful classmate . Sending prayers to all his family
Gloria (Haynes) Ferrelli

Sorry for the loss of a wonderful classmate . Sending prayers to all his family
Gloria (Haynes) Ferrelli

What an amazing man, may he rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers to all. 💔
Paul and Katie MacArthur

Bobby was a kind soul, always had a smile for everyone, our condolences to his family and friends. Rest in Peace, Adam and Marcia
Adam Tominsky

Our hearts are hurting for the loss of Bob but also for those left behind who loved him so much. He will forever be with you as you have wonderful memories that you made together. Know how much we all love you and are with you through comfort and prayers. Xxoo ❤️
Lee-Ann Hamlin and family

Bob, you were a good man and an excellent neighbor. I pray you will find peace in the Lord and eternally rest in his arms
Ed Iacovelli

My heart is breaking for all of you. Bob was a kind man of the highest order, and you were blessed for how involved he was able to be in your lives. You are in our thoughts. Much love to you.
Bethany Daily

I’m so heartbroken for all of you. Uncle Bob was such a big part of everyone’s lives. You could see the joy he felt when he was with you all. He was quick to smile and share a good story, and despite his age, he really did have the playfulness and mischief of a child. I will always remember his full-belly laugh when he jumped out and surprised someone! His helpfulness and kindness will always be remembered. Now he will live on through all of us. I am thankful to have known him and called him family for so long. My heart is with you all during this painful time. 💔
Krista Curley


Uncle Bob: Even though you're in Heaven now, I'm sure you can hear us honoring your legacy...one that is full of love, courage, compassion and humor. Your sound advice, funny family stories at the dinner table and the genuine kindness you showed "newcomers" will be so missed. Auntie Donna & Michelle & Bobby: We love you big-time and we're always here for you no matter what the need. xoxo --Irene, Mike, Hayden & Noah
The Curley Family

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