OBIT: Robert McElroy, 71, Retired Watertown Police Lieutenant, Air Force Veteran

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Robert "Bob" McElroy

Robert “Bob” McElroy

Robert J. “Bob” McElroy of Millis, formerly of Watertown died on January 26, 2019 at the age of 71.

McElroy retired as a lieutenant in the Watertown Police Department. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam.

Beloved husband of Virginia “Ginger” (Burgess) McElroy. Loving & devoted father of Ashley M. Bailey & her husband Brent H. of San Diego, Madeline “Maddie” A. McElroy of Millis, and the late Brendan J. McElroy. Loving grandfather of Harrison J. Bailey & Marianne Béchard. Dear brother of Judith A., Marianne N., Kevin R. (ret. Capt. WFD), Brian P., Mark J., and the late Claire M. McElroy. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

A Funeral Service will be held in the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home, 270 Main St. Watertown on Friday February 1 st at 10:30 am. Relatives & friends kindly invited.

Interment with Military Honors will be held Friday at Mass National Cemetery, Bourne at 2:15 p.m. Visiting hours Thursday from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bob’s memory can be sent to the Disabled American Veterans, VA Regional Office, JFK Federal Bldg., Boston MA 02203 or at or to the American Lung Assoc., 1661 Worcester Rd., Suite 301 Framingham, MA 01701 or at

One thought on “OBIT: Robert McElroy, 71, Retired Watertown Police Lieutenant, Air Force Veteran

  1. Dear Kevin & Suzanne,
    I was sad to learn Kevin’s brother Robert passed away. His obituary is impressive, lots of accomplishments, lots of family. He may have passed before his time but not without leaving his mark on many, it looks like he made the most of the years he was alive. I am sure his life will continue to be honored & celebrated for many years to come. I will be making a donation to the Disabled American Veterans in honor of his time in the Air Force during Vietnam. We can never thank those who fought for us enough. My condolences. Betsy Feldman

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