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Robert A. “Bobby” Carnevale, 82, passed away Tuesday, March 21, surrounded by his family.
He was born January 17, 1935 the son of the late John and Assunta “Susie” (Nardella) Carnevale. Robert graduated from Beverly High School, Class of 1953 and spent twenty years in the United States Air Force, retiring in September of 1977. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and three Commendation Medals for outstanding service. Upon retirement he earned a bachelor's degree from the School of Lifelong Learning-University of New Hampshire.
He continued to work after retiring from the military and spent years living in Hampton, N.H. before settling in Merrimac. Robert was known as a quiet gentleman, devoted husband and caring father to his three children. He was a member of the Italian Community Center, the Vittori-Rocci Post, the Air Force Sergeants Association, the Retired Enlisted Association, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Robert will be remembered as a gentle soul and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He lived a good life.
Robert is survived by his loving wife Patricia (Foote) Carnevale, his daughter, Cheryl A. Anby and her husband Howard, two sons, Michael A. and his wife, Sebrena, and Lawrence A. Carnevale, Sr. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two brothers; John and Frederick and wife Linda; sister, Rose Cram, several nieces, nephews and many good friends. He was predeceased by brothers, Rocci, Thomas and George, sisters; Mary Rugerri, Virginia “Gia” Titony, Elsie Spiliotis, Emma Keenan and Susan Jenness, and his granddaughter, Mia Carnevale.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, March 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill. A private Funeral Mass and interment will take place followed by Military Honors.
Donations in his memory may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice, 350R Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA 01950. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.GrondinCarnevale.com.
Published on  March 24, 2017
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