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Robert O. Forsyth

February 18, 1935 May 7, 2016
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METHUEN – Robert O. Forsyth, age 81, beloved husband of 60 years of Vera Ann (McKay) Forsyth died Saturday at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill with his family by his side.

He was born in Medford, February 18, 1935 a son of the late Gurney and Wanita (Steeves) Forsyth and lived in North Billerica from 1957 – 1998 retiring with his wife to Santa Rosa Beach, FL and most recently moving to Methuen 2 years ago.

Mr. Forsyth was a production manager for the Woburn Times Chronicle for 39 years, was active in the Billerica Little League, coaching from 1965 until 1996 having a field named after him at the Vining School and was an avid cat lover.

But more importantly he loved his family above all else and will be remembered for the way he brightened up a room.

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Robin Sullivan and her husband Lenny of Methuen, with whom he made his home, and Terry Savage and her husband Gary of Hudson, NH; one son, Robert O. Forsyth Jr. and his wife Lisa of DeBary, FL; eight grandchildren, Lenny III and his wife Cassandra, Andrew Sullivan and his wife Anthi, Katie Collins and her husband Michael, Samantha Savage, Jesse Savage and his fiancé Rhianna Moyen, and Brittany, Bobby and Amber Forsyth; four great-grandchildren, Carter and Trevor Sullivan and Michael and Jack Collins as well as several nieces and nephews.

FORSYTH – Of Methuen, formerly of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and North Billerica, May 7, Robert O. Forsyth. A Celebration of his life will be held Tuesday at the SWEENEY MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 66 Concord Rd., Billerica from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. It being his wish all other services will be held privately and at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assn., 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451.

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4:00 PM 5/10/2016 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/10/2016 7:00:00 PM
Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home

66 Concord Road
Billerica, MA 01821

Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home
66 Concord Road Billerica 01821 MA
United States

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