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GROVELAND - Robert F. MacAllister Sr., age 81.
He was born August 12, 1936, son of the late Burton and Helen (Jorgensen) MacAllister.
Educated in the Arlington school system, Mr. MacAllister served first in the U.S. Marine Reserves, then in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, until being honorably discharged.
For over 40 years he was employed as a heavy equipment mechanic/operator for the former Merrimack Paving and Tri Mount Paving until his retirement in the early 2000s.
Bob was a member of the AMVETS and enjoyed tinkering and working with his hands. He was always out in his garage trying to fix something (whether it was broken or not). Bob enjoyed traveling, going across Europe with lifelong friends and spending many summers with his grandchildren on Prince Edward Island.
In 2013, Bob became a great-grandfather to Mackenzie and she lit up his world. He would often carry her picture everywhere he went and would show it to whomever would see it.
His survivors include his wife of 60 years, Veronica (Hyland) MacAllister, of Groveland; a son, Robert MacAllister Jr., and his wife, Lisa, of Bradford; two brothers, Dana MacAllister, and his wife, Laura, of Windham, N.H., Burt MacAllister, and his wife, Alice, of Wells, Maine; two grandchildren, Kim Beaudoin, and her husband, Eric, of Tewksbury, Brian MacAllister, and his partner, Courtney Phair, of Bradford; and a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Beaudoin, of Tewksbury.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his calling hours on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 So. Main St., Bradford. His graveside service with military honors will be private, in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 SARL Dr, Salem, NH 03079, www.sarlnh.org.
To share a memory, or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 18, 2018
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