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Robert J. Henderson Sr. “Bob”, 91, (formerly of Dunnellon, Fla. and Lynn, Mass.) died peacefully with his family surrounding him on July 30, 2017, at his home in Chester, N.H.
Robert was born in Everett, Mass. on October 21, 1925, to John F. Henderson and Catherine (O’Neil) Henderson.
Bob grew up in Everett, Mass. and was a graduate of Everett H.S. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1947 and served in WWII on the USS Housatonic. After leaving the Navy, he earned his BA in accounting from Bentley College. When the Korean Conflict began, Bob was called back to active duty and served from 1950 to 1951 on the USS Luzon. He married Helena Twomey and they lived many years in Lynn, Mass. raising their three sons. Bob worked as an accountant for Canon Electric in Salem, Mass. for many years and later worked in customer service for Kinney Vacuum in Canton, Mass.
Robert was predeceased by his parents; three brothers and one sister; his first wife, Helena Henderson; and second wife, Dolores (Aucella) Henderson. He is survived by his sons, Bob Henderson and his wife, Penny of Chester, N.H., David Henderson and his wife, Lee of Haverhill, Mass., and Michael Henderson of Little Rock, Ark.; four granddaughters; and five great-granddaughters, Bonnie Larsson and her husband, Hans of New Boston, N.H., Barbara Henderson and Jeffrey Jussif and their daughter, Julia of Derry, N.H.; Katherine Balukas and her husband, Jay and their daughters, Emily and Grace of Newton, N.H., and Jennifer Henderson and Cesar Rodriguez and their daughters, Mia and Ella of Haverhill, Mass.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Brewitt Funeral Home, Raymond, N.H.
Funeral services with military honors will follow on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Haverhill, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Rockingham VNA & Hospice, 137 Epping Rd., Exeter, NH 03833.
For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com.
Published on  August 1, 2017
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