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Robert Edward "Buzz" Barnes

May 17, 1936 ~ April 22, 2019 (age 82)

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BARNES BFD (ret), Robert E. "Buzz"  In East Boston, formerly of South Boston, April 22, 2019. Beloved husband of Beverly A. (Riley).  Loving father of Judy Barnes of East Boston. Devoted grandfather of Robert "Robby" Barnes.

Son of the late Margaret L. (Varley) and James B. Barnes

Cherished uncle of Edwin and Doria Shanahan of Peabody. Also survived by three sisters, one brother, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] EAST BOSTON Thursday morning, April 25, at 10:30. Funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, 45 Brooks St., East Boston at 11 o'clock.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting prior to Mass commencing at 9 AM.

Interment in Massachusetts National Cemetery with Military Honors will be on Tuesday, June 18, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Veteran US Army.  Retired firefighter for the Boston Fire Dept with 33 years of service, stationed at Ladder 21, Orient Heights and Ladder 2, Maverick Sq., East Boston.

Indoor parking and entrance to funeral home available from 340 Bremen St.

In lieu of flowers donations in Buzz's memory to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Care Dimensions, Wounded Warriors or the MSPCA would be greatly appreciated



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April 25, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Magrath Funeral Home
336 Chelsea St
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Mass
April 25, 2019

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
45 Brooks St.
East Boston, MA 02128

June 18, 2019

11:30 AM
Massachusetts National Cemetery

Bourne, MA


Care Dimensions
75 Sylvan St., Danvers MA 01923
Tel: 1-888-283-1722

MSPCA - Angell
350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130,
Tel: 617-522-4-7400

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Wounded Warrior Project
P O Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675,

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