Merrimac, MA — Robert A. Bixby, 65, a Merrimac resident, passed away early Monday morning, February 10, 2014, at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. He was the beloved husband of 37 years of Nancy (Potter) Bixby.
Born in Ayer on May 25, 1948, he was the son of the late Malcolm and Lodema (Merrill) Bixby. He was a graduate of Boston University. He worked as a respiratory therapist at New England Baptist Hospital, Anna Jaques Hospital and the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.
In addition to his wife, Nancy, of Merrimac, he leaves behind two daughters, Sarah Centric and husband, Lee Jr., and Meaghan Bixby and Jon Sartorelli; his son, Sean Bixby and fiancee, Farah Merkle; his two adoring granddaughters, Summer and Finley; his two brothers, William Bixby and Benjamin Bixby; along with nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins; and dear friends. He will be missed by them all.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 12, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac. Springtime burial will be private for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527 New York, NY 10163, or at nationalmssociety.org.