Robert Vincent Dandrow Jr. M.D.

Robert Vincent Dandrow, Jr., M.D. peacefully passed away on August 26, 2011 at the age of 87.  He was the beloved husband of Mary (Appleton) his wife of 59 years.  Devoted father of Robert V. Dandrow, III and his wife Cathy of Marshfield, Patricia Dandrow-Seksay and her husband Edward of Cohasset, Alan Dandrow and his wife Joyce of Pembroke, Philip Dandrow and his wife Patricia of Cohasset, and Elizabeth Dodge and her husband Stephen of Pembroke.  He was the cherished grandfather of twelve,  dedicated son of the late R. Vincent Dandrow and Ruth (Kelley) and loving brother of Ruth Lovejoy of Florida, Joan Hottleman of North Falmouth, and the late Gloria MacIsaac of Roslindale.  He had many nieces and nephews.

Dr. Dandrow was born in Boston, attended local schools and was president of the class of 1942 at English High School.  As a pre-med student at Tufts University he joined the V12 Program and was later commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy at Columbia University.  He was assigned to the U.S.S. Stoddard as a communications officer and was present in Tokyo Bay for the signing of the treaty with Japan on August 15, 1945.  After completing his undergraduate courses at Tufts, he moved on to Tufts Medical School and graduated in the class of 1951.  He completed a five year (1951-1956) residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Boston City Hospital.

Dr. Dandrow was a Founding Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He was a member of the Obstetrical Society of Boston, the American Fertility Society, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

He was an Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts Medical School until his retirement in 2000.  He also had teaching appointments at Boston University and Harvard University Schools of Medicine.

He was a Visiting Surgeon in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Margaret’s Hospital for Women, Boston, Boston Lying-in Hospital, Boston City Hospital, University Hospital, Carney Hospital and Faulkner Hospital.  He was the former Chief of Gynecology at Milton Hospital and past president of the medical staff at St. Margaret’s Hospital.

Dr. Dandrow was involved in a number of significant research projects over the years.  He was the Clinical Director and Senior Investigator U.S.P.H.S. Grant (Boston City Hospital and Boston Lying-in Hospital) for the Study of Abnormal Carbohydrate Metabolism in Pregnancy (1954-1969).

He was a lector at Saint Elizabeth Church in Milton, a long-time member of the Neighborhood Club of Quincy and a member of Fuller Village Resident’s Association and Winmiir Resident’s Association.

Friends and family are invited to attend visiting hours from 3-8 pm on Thursday September 1 at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, Milton.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated  Friday, September 2 at 11:00am in Saint Elizabeth Church, Reedsdale Road at Randolph Avenue, Milton.  Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Autism Research, c/o Dr. Richard Deth, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.