Robert E. Pettengill, age 84

of Quincy

Robert E. Pettengill, age 84

Robert E. Pettengill, age 84, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Saturday, March 11, 2023 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, in the comfort of his loving family, after a brief illness.

Robert was born in Quincy, to the late Irving and Marion (Wilson) Pettengill. Raised and educated in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1957.

He was employed with the Boston Gas Company for over thirty-five years. He began his career as a meter reader before working as a customer service representative and had been retired for many years.

Bob was proud to have served in the United States Navy during the late 1950s and early 1960s. He was an electrician’s mate fireman and served aboard the destroyer, U.S.S. Newman K. Perry DDR-883. He was a member of the Tin Can Sailors.

He as an avid golfer and after retirement, had worked at the Easton Country Club for several years. He and his wife, Louise, loved to travel and enjoyed trips to Aruba, Las Vegas, and Hawaii.

Most of all, Bob was devoted to his family, especially his cherished grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for fifty-four years of Louise J. (Hart) Pettengill.

Devoted father of Donna J. Bolton and her husband Daniel of Kingston, and Sharon L. Plante and her husband Jack of Brockton.

Loving grandfather of Joseph, Jessica, and Mary Louise.

Dear brother of the late Barbara Albee and her late husband Calvin.

Robert is also survived by many nieces, nephews and their families

Memorial Visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Saturday, March 18, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Interment, with military honors, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, will take place privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Calumet Lutheran Ministries, P.O. Box 236, W. Ossipee, NH 03890. Donations can also be made online by visiting and looking for Bob’s name under ‘Memorial Gifts’.


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  • My heartfelt condolences Louise, to lose your life’s companion is devastating. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending much love.

  • What a great loss to you Louise, his daughters his grandchildren and the neighborhood. Bob was a wonderful man and a caring neighbor. I appreciate and will never forget all he did for my Mother, taking her barrels in, shoveling and plowing snow, food shopping , errands and chores too many to note. He will be lovingly remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • My thoughts, prayers and condolence are with you Louise and your Family. Bob was a kind and funny guy. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him at the gas company for many years. Rest in Peace Bob

  • Condolences to Bobs family. I worked with Bob for years. Bob was always a funny guy loved his sense of humor. I’m sure he will be missed by all.

  • Blessed to have known such a great and kind human being. So many wonderful memories to wrap yourselves in and carry forward.

  • I did not know Bob in high school but came to know him while we both served on the QHS Reunion Committee.. He was our “Raffle Man” and did a great job of selling tickets at our reunions. His input will be missed.

  • Sorry for your great loss. Bob and I go back to the early 50s at South Jr. H.S. and Q.H.S. He always had a smile on. Bob will be missed at our class of 57 reunions. Rest in peace my friend and classmate.

  • Louise, Donna and Sharon, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. We will never forget how he was always there for my mother. He was a great guy. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. May he Rest In Peace.🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼