Robert J. English

English, Robert J., lifelong Newton resident and retired Deputy Fire Chief for the City of Newton, passed on Jan. 2 at the age of 87.

Beloved husband for over 61 years to Mary J. (Scichilone).

Devoted father of Karen Weston and her husband Russell of Needham, Lisa Pearson of Newton, Dorene Gillis of West Newton and son-in-law Daniel Gillis

Dear Brother of Barbara Chermesino of Dedham and the late Claire Columbo and Arthur English.

Loving grandfather of Tara Reyes and her husband Lucas, Brandon Weston, Bobby Pearson, Christine Gillis, Meghan Weston and Maggie Gillis. And Great-Grandfather to Jayden and Xavier.

Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Due to Coronavirus concerns, all services for Robert will be private. When it is safe to do so, the family hopes to hold a Memorial Service in Robert's memory.

To honor Robert, his family encourages donations to either Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776 or to the church his grandfather helped build: Sacred Heart Parish, 1317 Centre St, Newton, MA 02459.

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