Robert F. Petchell

Robert F. Petchell, 63, of Milton, formerly of South Boston, passed away on June 18, 2019, after a courageous battle of declining health. Beloved husband of Melissa (Hamilton) Petchell with whom he shared over 35 years of marriage. Loving and devoted father of Nicholas and Corridon Petchell of Milton. Son of the late Robert and Marilyn (Sheehan) Petchell. Devoted grandson of Nana and Grandpa, the late John and Marion Sheehan of South Boston. Brother of Kathleen Dixon of Norton and the late Cynthia and Donald. Cherished son-in-law of Helen and the late Andrew Hamilton of Milton. Bob is also survived by his in laws Andrea (Paul) Endres of Dennis, Paul, Patricia and Maura Hamilton, Tracy (Arthur) Attaya and Sheila (Michael) LeBlanc all of Milton and predeceased by Mark (Christine) Hamilton. He leaves a large and extended family and many wonderful friends all of whom loved him dearly. The most important aspects of Bob’s life were his family and his friends who surrounded him with love. Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Bob was a longtime friend of Bill W. A proud Veteran of the United States Navy. Bob was employed at UMass/Boston for nearly 30 years when he retired due to ill health.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth’s Church, Milton, Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 am. Visiting Hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday, 4-8 pm. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be sent to Milton High School, c/o Athletic Director Ryan Madden, 25 Gile Rd., Milton, MA 02186, for the purchase of new high school baseball team uniforms, in the continued tradition of his support of his children’s endeavors. Donations may also be made to the fund electronically through Venmo, @PetchellMemorial-MHSUnifund