Robert A. MacDougall, age 78

of South Weymouth

Robert A. MacDougall, age 78

Robert A. MacDougall, age 78, a longtime resident of South Weymouth, died peacefully, Sunday, July 11, 2021 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born in Quincy, to the late Thomas M. and Christine F. (MacKay) MacDougall. Raised and educated in the Adams Shore neighborhood of Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy Trade School. Bob had lived in South Weymouth for over fifty years, previously in Quincy.

He was employed as a licensed electrician with the MBTA for twenty-seven years, and had been retired for many years. He was a proud member of IBEW Local 103.

Bob was a longtime active member of the Fort Square Presbyterian Church in Quincy.

Bob enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and golfing. Most of all, he was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for forty-three years of the late Catherine I. (MacLeod) MacDougall.

Devoted father of Kate S. Marshall and her husband Michael of South Weymouth, David A. MacDougall and his wife Elisabeth of Hanover.

Loving grandfather of Michael J. Marshall, Jr. and Catherine M. Marshall, Duncan A. MacDougall and Ian L. MacDougall.

Dear brother of Joanne Cole and her husband Robert of Middleboro, and predeceased by Barbara Ryan and her late husband Richard, Donald MacDougall and his late wife Catherine. Bob is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, July 18, from 2 – 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Fort Square Presbyterian Church, 16 Pleasant Street, Quincy, on Monday, July 19, at 11 a.m. Pastor John W. Culp will officiate. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Fort Square Presbyterian Church Mission Fund, 16 Pleasant Street, Quincy, MA 02169.


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  • Hello Dave and family: Sincerest condlences and prayers on the passing of your dad. I well remember his attending our home games (and others) at the Cambridge Y and later the Ridgway gymnasium. He was a proud dad of you and rightly so. Sincerely, Coach

  • Our hearts grieve with you. The loss of a dear loved one is painful even though we know they are now in perfect peace. May you be comforted and strengthened and find joy in the many memories of a life well lived and the love you shared.
    Daniel and Roberta
    (friends of Rod and Tiffany)

  • So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a wonderful person and such a pleasure to know. Prayers for him and his family members.
    Rest In Peace Bobby
    Mary Lou Killelea

  • David and Kate we are all very sad on the news of your dads passing. We have so many nice memories of him and your mom that will last Forever. A good person a good friend. Rest In Peace big guy we love you.

  • My family visited with the MacLeod’s in September and played golf with Bob. I have very fond memories of both Bob and Cathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Barbie (Peggy’s sister)

  • Kate, David & Family,

    My family and I are so sorry for the loss of our wonderful neighbor Bob! It saddens me to know I won’t be getting the daily wave as I walked the dog or the simple, welcoming conversation that he always offered when he drove by in this truck and his always helpful nature! Please know he and your mom made Carolyn Road a wonderful place to live! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Karyn, Rick and the Family.

  • John and I are so saddened. Bob was John’s neighbor and friend for so many years. Bob would do anything for his friends and neighbors. Such a wonderful man. He will be missed. Focus on the good memories. He was so proud of his family.

  • Bob was a very special longtime friend. I will miss our breakfasts and morning cribbage games, and especially our long conversations about life and family. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Scott & Pam MacNeil

  • Bob was a great guy worked with him for many years shared many a laugh together a great sense of humor a real great human being. Thanks for the memories Ray

  • Joanne, Kate and David

    Donna and I send our sincerest condolenses. Bob was a great guy and a wonderful cousin. He always had such a great smile and giving personality. When we got together as kids we always had so much fun, whether it was fishing for perch at White Island, trying to catch his fastball in Quincy, or exploring up on Devils Rock in Braintree. They were all wonderful times.
    Living out west for for so long has limited the times that I got to see Bob. But any time I was back east and we got together, he always made me feel like I never left.
    My heart is very heavy with his passing. I will treasure my memories of him and smile.

  • Although it has been many years since we last saw Bobby at Lake Ainslie in Cape Breton, we cherished the good times spent at the family reunion with cousins in Canada. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Elaine – wife of the late Bruce MacKinnon and son Malcolm

  • I am very sorry to hear of Bobs passing such a Great man my sincere condolences to the Kate and the Entire Family at this very difficult time Mike Molisse

  • We remember Bob and Cathy with good memories and as very special people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time. May your memories and love and God guide you through the following days. God Bless and be with all of you.

  • We are so very saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. We last saw Bob over a year ago when we were visiting our daughter and her husband..Beth and David MacDougall, Bob’s son. He came to see us in Hanover and it was a great visit around the dining room table.
    We know Bob is with the Lord and we will see him again. Sending prayers for all Bob’s family and friends. Lew and Diane Smalley

  • Kate,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My condolences to you

  • Our deepest sympathies are with the Bob MacDougall family. We know this is a very tough time for all of you and we also know that God will be with you during this time. Your father (and Mother) were wonderful people and you may take comfort knowing that they are now together again and in perfect health and enjoying each other. May God comfort you all and guide you through the following days.

    Paul Phipps and Candy Phipps
    (Peggy ‘s brother and sister-in-law)

  • Fair well Brother Robert until we meet again.

  • I first met Bob almost 60 years ago when we both took the Exam to join Local 103. We have been friends ever since. I will miss our many phone conversations and the many dinners that we had together. We enjoyed the time we spent together with Bob and Cathy. Bob is together again with Cathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Fondly, Joe and Anne Murphy