Robert T. “Bob” Allaby of Lowell, MA

1948 - 2023

US Veteran Army

Visitation

May 22, 2023
10AM
The Dolan Fuenral Home

Funeral

May 22, 2023
11:00AM
St. John The Evangelist

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Robert T. Allaby of Lowell, MA. He died at the age of 74 on the evening of Tuesday May 9, 2023, in his home. Bob was born in Lowell, MA. He was the son of Frank and Mary (Mahoney) Allaby. He enjoyed playing sports in his youth and graduated with the class of 1967 from Lowell High School. Bob was married to Paulette (Cote) Allaby with whom he would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 9th. Bob and Paulette met at 15 & 17 before he went to serve in the military. Upon returning, they both knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.

They had four children; he spent his career at Flagship Press and is a member of St. John The Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford. He was an avid golfer his entire life, enjoyed spending every Friday morning at The Owl Diner with his life-long friends, he was a New England sports fan and rarely missed watching the games. Most importantly, he loved his family immensely, especially his 11 grandchildren.

Besides his wife he is survived by his 4 daughters. Jacqueline and her husband Bill Minior of Merrit Island, FL., Coleen and her husband Peter Theobald of Ashburn, VA., Elizabeth Allaby of Athol, MA., and Michele Allaby of Haverhill, MA. His brothers Kenny, David, and Stephen Allaby. His grandchildren: Olivia, Joseph, Luciana, Emytt, Gracelyn, Devin, Alice, Noah, Bravelee, Reese and Brady. He is predeceased by his late brother Frank Allaby.

FUNERAL NOTICE

A funeral mass will be held May 22, 2023 at St. John The Evangelist Church at 11am. Arrangements by Dolan Funeral Home 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Cancer Society.

7 Condolences for Robert T. “Bob” Allaby of Lowell, MA

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    Kathy Gallagher Roosa

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    So sorry to hear about the passing of Bob . My heartfelt condolences to Paulette and family . So many wonderful memories of Paulette and Bob and the wonderful love story they shared for so long !
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Allaby family . Love , Kathy

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      Paulette Allaby

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      Hi Kathy Thank you for sending me your heartfelt note. I am doing well. Staying very close to Jesus Christ. I have been very peaceful knowing he is not suffering any more also if I loose my race usually if I wake up at night I ask Jesus to send me His peace the one I do not understand and in a little while. About 5. Minutes I am at peace
      Love Paulette

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    Kathleen F Mullen

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    Our condolences to Paulette and family. Bob was a good man, a kind man who will be dearly missed by his friends and family. May his memory be a blessing.
    Kathy & Dick Mullen

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    GERALDINE MCSWIGGIN

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    Dear Paulette,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Love to all, Gerry (Gendron) McSwiggin

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    Cynthia S Guill

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    Paulette – So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. There is little one can say to ease the pain, however, I hope that your memories of him will help you and your family through this most difficult time. Cindy

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    Karen Wilson

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    Dear Paulette,
    I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. I did not know Bob, however I know how wonderful of a marriage you had. You were both so devoted to one another, and your growing family. I know Paulette, your strong faith will help you with the loss of your husband.
    You and your family are in my prayers at this very difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Karen Wilson

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    Suzanne Beebe

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    Paulette, so sorry for your loss. Haven’t seen you at daily Mass for some years (for obvious reasons, I realize), but I always remember talking to you in St. John’s parking lot about your delight in your grandchildren. I’m sure they’re growing fast, as children do, and you can continue to take delight in them even with Bob not around to share it with. Treasure your memories of him β€” and keep praying!

    Suzanne Beebe

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