Robert J. Desmond

March 20, 1940 ~ July 23, 2021 (age 81)


Robert Joseph Desmond, age 81, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021, at home in Raleigh, NC.

Born in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of the late Timothy and Grace Casey Desmond. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 â€‹years, Ruth Desmond of Belmont, MA and Raleigh, NC; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Cinnamon Desmond of Woburn, MA; his daughter  Sharon Otten, of Raleigh, NC, and his grandchildren, Chris and Irina Otten. He is predeceased by his brothers and sisters: Paul, Jean, Nancy, Jim, and Mary. He will be dearly missed by numerous nieces and nephews.

The Eggman loved fishing, hunting, golf, and singing enthusiastically with family and friends at just about any gathering. He was a loyal fan of all his Boston sports teams and proudly lived to see all of them win championships.  Bob was the proud owner of  Morse Taxi and then Desmond Landscaping.  He was quick to lend a hand and a hammer to anyone he could.

Please join his family to share your stories about Bob on Friday, August 6, 2021, from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Brown & Hickey Funeral Home, 36 Trapelo Road, Belmont, MA.  A public burial will be held at Cambridge Cemetery, 89 Coolidge Ave, Cambridge, MA, on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, remember Bob by supporting Dana Farber Cancer Institute with a donation in his name to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284 or via

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August 6, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Brown & Hickey Funeral Home
36 Trapelo Rd.
Belmont, MA 02478

August 7, 2021

10:30 AM
Cambridge Cemetery
76 Coolidge Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

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