He was married to the late Dorothy L. (Cotterly) McGann who died June 7, 2008.
Born in Cambridge, MA on August 9, 1936, he was the son of the late Michael and Alice (Terrio) McGann.
He served with the Army National Guard during the Korean War.
Bob was employed with NYNEX Co. in Cambridge, MA, and New England Telephone for 29 years before retiring in 2000.
He was a communicant of St. Mary Magdalen Church of Tyngsboro, MA and a member of the Tyngsboro Senior Citizens Club, Tyngsboro and Dunstable Lion’s Club and the IBEW Telephone Union Local #2321 in N. Andover, MA.
He loved spending time with his family; especially playing Santa and the Easter bunny for his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by a son, John C. and his wife Sherril (Van Vleet) McGann of Chelmsford; a daughter, Edith and her husband Robert Jones of Tyngsboro; two sisters, Marie D. Janvrin of Northwood, NH, and Pauline Wreck of Peterborough, NH; five grandchildren, Jennifer L. McGann, Matthew R. Jones and Heather E. and Evan J. McGann, Jennifer Mahoney and four great grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Helen McGann and Rachel McGann of Cambridge and Jeannette Secord of Sandwich, MA and the brother-in-law of the late Herbert, George, Donald, Harold and Walter Cotterly.
Visiting hours Wed. 4 to 8 PM. Funeral Thurs. at 8AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9AM at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Lakeview Ave., Tyngsboro, MA. Burial in Memorial Cemetery, Tyngsboro, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to the Children’s Hospital, 1 Autumn St., Boston, MA 02115. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.