Robert J. Roycroft

Robert J. Roycroft, of Scituate, passed away February 13, 2018 at the age of 80. Born, raised, and educated in Brookline, Bob was an Avon resident for 25 years. There he also served for many years on the school committee including two terms as School Committee Chairman and was a member of the Lions Club. Bob served his country for several years in the Army Reserves He started his first retail store in Avon over 50 years ago and continued running his own business for the rest of his life.

Beloved husband of the late Annie (Thrower) Roycroft. Loving father of Dave Roycroft of Quincy and Debbie Sullivan and her husband Tim of Scituate. Brother of Carl Roycroft of Bourne and the late Joseph Roycroft. Bob loved being a grandfather and was known as “Bumpy” to his granddaughters Kaiti and Molly Sullivan.

A Celebration of Life and visiting hours will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home, 127 So. Franklin St. (Rt. 37), Holbrook on Sunday, February 18th from 2-6pm. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Monday, February 19th at 10am, there will be a memorial service at the Hurley Funeral Home, followed by interment at the Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton.


First Name: Jim
Last Name: Machado
City: Hanson
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 02/14/2018

To The Roycroft family, I extend my heartfelt sympathy.

Bob was an extraordinary man, There are many in the community who will deeply mourn his passing as his was a life of, love, compassion and excellence. May he rest in peace.
I will always remember Bob as a loving and caring man who always had a smile to help brighten your day.
Bob was truly a gem and always a pleasure to be around. I will remember him for his zest for life, smile, and kindness.
My prayers and thoughts are with you.

First Name: Debbie
Last Name: Beatrice
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Entry Date: 02/15/2018

Bob, It's been and honor and privilege working with you for 23 years. Thank you for your friendship. You will be greatly missed.

Debbie and Paul

First Name: Bob and Judy
Last Name: Azanow
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: US
Entry Date: 02/15/2018

To the Roycroft family we are saddened to hear of the loss of Bob. He was an institution in the Town of Holbrook and will be missed.
God Bless
Bob and Judy (Kreutzer) Azanow

First Name: george
Last Name: vlahos
City: byfield, ma.
State: MA
Country: usa
Entry Date: 02/18/2018

David and Debbie, my deepest regrets that I cannot be with you and your families to honor your father today and tomorrow. I am in homebound recovery following two hospitalizations for pneumonia and sepsis.
As I have noted in a tribute I wrote yesterday, your father and I shared a dedication to serving the schoolchildren of Avon for 8 years----as he was with all of his relationships with others, he recognized no limits to giving everything he could without any expectation of return.
I will never forget the genuine goodness his every interaction with others reflected God Bless Bob and all of you who he was so proud of..George vlahos

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