Robert R. Bourne

Robert Russell Bourne, of Randolph, passed away March 30, 2024. Beloved husband for 41 years of Carol M. (Griffin) Bourne. Loving father of Robert R. Bourne, Jr., and his wife Karlyn of Bridgewater, Elizabeth M. Bourne of Randolph, Melissa W. Bourne of Taunton, and Dylan J. Bourne of Randolph. Dearest Pop Pop to Lilah Bourne. Brother of Elaine Lyons of Hanover, Marion E. Petkiewich of Watertown, and the late David Bourne. Son of the late Wallace and Nola (MacKay) Bourne. Also survived by many sisters-in-law,
brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Bob grew up in Jamaica Plain and graduated from Boston English High School. He lived and raised his family for the past 33 years in Randolph. Bob was a restaurant manager for many years before starting his career with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a supervisor in the Department of Transitional Assistance. Bob’s greatest love was spending time with family and making people laugh.

He enjoyed the annual vacations in Saco Maine and an occasional trip to Disney World. Bob was an avid lover of music; he had a large collection of vinyl and CDs. He enjoyed concerts, his two favorite artists were Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan.

For the past four and a half years Bob fought a valiant battle with ALS. Taking time to enjoy the things he loved the most, spending time with family and friends, watching documentaries on musicians, watching Boston sports teams, and movies from numerous streaming services from all different genres. One of Bob’s all-time favorite activities was spending time with Lilah playing games or watching you tube videos.

Bob's favorite dinner was ice cream. Sunday family diners were a very important at time. He as was known to take cell phones away to ensure quality family time. He once purchased a cell phone plastic jail with a lock, when all else failed, the cell phones were housed in the microwave for safe keeping.

The family would like to acknowledge the excellent care that Bob received for the last three weeks of his life from the staff of Milton Hospital ICU. The family would also like to acknowledge the excellent care, and guidance from the Ma General ALS Clinic over the four and a half years.

Funeral from the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph on Saturday, April 6th at 9:15am followed by a funeral mass at St. Mary Church in Randolph at 10am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, April 5th from 4-8pm. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Randolph. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bob’s name to Compassionate Care ALS PO box 1052 west Falmouth ma 02574 or online at


First Name: Kim and Jim
Last Name: Thomann
City: Plymouth
State: MA
Entry Date: 04/02/2024

Carol and Family,
Our hearts are broken for your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and we are sending you our love and prayers during this most difficult time.
Love, Kim and Jim

First Name: Jane
Last Name: Hohmann
City: Braintree
State: MA
Country: US
Entry Date: 04/02/2024

So sorry to hear Bob about your Dad, he sounds like a loving and fun gather and Grandpa, prayers for you and your family

First Name: Bill
Last Name: Feeney
City: Holliston
State: MA
Entry Date: 04/03/2024

I'm one of Carol's many cousins and met Bob on the few occasions the Feeney's & Griffins got together and tried to remember everybody's names. Bob was always gracious, cheerful, funny and he couldn't remember my name either .....Fun guy to be around and very sorry for your loss ,,,,Bill

First Name: LeAnn
Last Name: Wilson
City: Asheville
State: NC
Country: US
Entry Date: 04/03/2024

Praying for the repose of your brother's soul. I will keep ypu in my prayers, Elaine... your family, as well. ?❤️?

First Name: Diane and Steve
Last Name: Rush
City: Randolph
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/04/2024

We are so sorry for your loss our condolences and prayers for the whole family. ?

First Name: Kim and Liam
Last Name: Hughes
City: Dorchester
State: MA
Entry Date: 04/05/2024

We are so sorry for your loss Carol your family are in our prayers

First Name: Vicky
Last Name: Laszczak
City: Norwood
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/05/2024

Liz, please accept my most sincere condolences in the death of you father and please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers ❤

First Name: Ray and Steve
Last Name: Brackett-Leavitt
City: Malden
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/08/2024

Thinking of you all and sending love during this tough time.

Leave a Comment

Sign the Guestbook
Search Again