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Robert H. Gartside, 89, of North Andover, Mass., died October 22, 2017, at the Prescott House in North Andover, Mass., surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lawrence, Mass., July 17, 1928, to the late Herbert and Drucilla (Copley) Gartside.
After graduating from Lawrence High School, he enlisted in the Army in January of 1951 and was discharged in January 1957. He worked for New England Telephone for 35 years and retired in December of 1987. He loved playing golf, softball and spending his winters in Florida. He also loved his coffee mornings with "the boys" at "the donut shop."
Robert was predeceased by his wife, Agnes (Doherty). He is survived by his daughter, Robyn and her husband, Thomas Gorman of Pelham, N.H.; his son, Robert and his wife, Deborah (Whitehead) of North Andover; and his daughter, Candace Gartside of Salem, N.H.; grandchildren, Daniel Grelle, Jeffrey Gartside, Tara (Gartside) DeOliveira, April Griffin) Thibault and Heather Griffin; and six great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his long time companion, Joan Driscoll of North Andover.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Church, 196 Main Street, North Andover, MA. For online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  October 24, 2017
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