Robert “Bubs” Barrows, age 67

of Braintree

Robert “Bubs” Barrows, age 67

Braintree, Robert “Bubs” Barrows, age 67, a lifelong Braintree resident, died peacefully, Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the South Shore Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Robert was born in Weymouth to the late Bernard L. and Lilly (Nicol) Barrows. Raised in Braintree, he was a graduate of Braintree High School, Class of 1969.

He was employed as a truck driver for forty years and had worked for twenty years with General Electric Ionics in Watertown. He was a proud member of Teamsters Union Local 25 Boston.

Bubs was an avid New England Patriots fan and also a longtime racing and NASCAR fan.

He was dedicated to his family and especially to his cherished grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for forty-four years of Rosemarie (Kennedy) Barrows.

Devoted father of Kelleymarie Carter and her wife Melissa of Tewksbury, Karin L. Howe and her husband John of Wakefield, Robert “Tiger” Barrows, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Braintree.

Loving grandfather of Sofia, Jillian, Julia and Desmond.

One of four siblings, he was the dear brother of Bernie Barrows and his wife Pat of Quincy and pre-deceased by Margaret “Pidgie” DeCouto and Peter Barrows. Bubs is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Tuesday, November 12th at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Monday 3 – 7 p.m. Interment Braintree Cemetery.

For those who wish, donations in Bubs’ memory may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 or at


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  • I’m very sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family. 🙏🏻

  • Rest easy Bubs.

  • Most sincere condolences to Rosie and Bubs family at this sorrowful time.

  • My heart is broken, you were a second father to my kids, my best friend , and so much more than my brother in law, you were “My Bubba -Lou”. Cheers to beers, cartwheels, donuts and daily spins around town. Thank you for so many laughs , mostly at your expense. I love you Bubby, I’ll be looking up to make sure you are watching over us. And don’t you worry, we will take care of the love of your life, Rosie . I Love you, Nancy XO

  • So very very sorry ❤️❤️ All I know is heaven is much happier and filled with laughter now that a great man and fellow truck driver is there . He will always be in my prayers and also all families and friends!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Deepest sympathies for your loss Rosie, prayers to you and your family.

  • Sorry to hear of your Loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to Rosie and all the family.

  • Dearest Rosie,

    I’m so sad to hear of Bubs passing. For all of us that knew him, he was quite the character. I’m sending love, and condolences to you and your family. You are all in my prayers. Love, Nancy

  • Dearest Rosie, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I know he was a good man, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many who will miss him. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.

  • I am so sorry to hear this. My sincere condolences to you all. Rest in peace. ❤

  • Rosie,Kelley Karin and Tiger so very sorry for your loss. Peace Bobby

  • Karin and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Sending love xoxo
    -Dave and Kerry Stepanis

  • Dear Rosie,
    We are very saddened to hear of Bub’s passing and sending our condolences with warm wishes for peace and comfort to you and your family at this difficult time.