, Newburyport, MA

January 10, 2013

Robert C. Short, Sr.

BYFIELD — Robert C. Short, Sr., 77, of Byfield, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Beverly Hospital in Beverly. He was the husband of Carol E. (Ward) Short of Byfield. Robert was born in Byfield, on January 25, 1935 to the late Henry M. and Alberta (Steele) Short.

He graduated in 1953 from the Essex Agricultural and Technical School in Danvers. Bob was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the Navy CB’s. He worked for over 40 years as a milkman for the H.P. Hood Company. He was an active member of the Erie 4 Fire Department in Georgetown, as well as a member of Protection Fire CO. #1 of Byfield. He was a member of the Methuen Gospel Hall. Using his education from Essex “Aggie” he spent his leisure time planning and executing vibrant landscapes.

In addition to his wife Carol, he is survived by three sons, Robert C. Jr. and his wife, Doreena of Ossippe, N.H., Barry W. Short of Franklin, N.H. and Jay E. and his wife, Cheryl Short of Byfield; also four siblings, brothers, Henry M. Short of Hampton, N.H., John H. and his wife, Katherine Short of Byfield, George L. Short of Byfield; and his sister, Miriam D’Errico of St. Lucie, Fla. He also leaves six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and 16 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Harriet LaCroix and Margaret Savoie.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the F.S. Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent Street, Rowley. Burial will follow in the South Byfield Cemetery, Jackman Street, Georgetown. A period of visitation will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. For information, directions or to send condolences please visit