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“What can we say on the loss of Uncle Bob. Aunt Betty, Marilyn, Carolyn, Jeanette, Lorraine and Bob Jr and all of your families. Words can not...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Carol and Tom Houghton - NM

“Bob was a wonderful man with a wonderful wife, Betty, and family. Many fond memories growing up with the Holmbergs on Elm Street. He left a...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Bill and Louise Morse - MA

“Uncle Bob has created such a beautiful, and well planned, legacy! His footprint in this town and with his family is a very unique one! He is so kind...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Michelle Sims - South Easton, MA

“I remember visiting Bob at his home after breaking his neck during the Mansfield football game . The whole team was their wishing him well ' He was...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Louis Silva - South Easton, MA

“Sad to see him go was good friend bob very good to me as my family when we needed it he will be missed ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Louie & Gerrie Saulnier - MA

“Sending your family our sincere condolences on your loss. Mr. Holmberg was a very nice man. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Ron and Cheryl Macuch - MA

“My deepest condolences to the Holmberg family for their loss. I grew up a few houses down from the Ski Doo shop and have so many fond memories of...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Vincent Urdi - Neighbor

“I wanted to let you know I have sent a message to the Bay State Antique Auto Club membership about Bob's passing. He was a great car enthusiast and...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Andrew Sullivan - Dedham, MA

“Your family has always been very special to us. We are very sad to hear of Bob's passing. I hope Bob and my dad are in heaven swapping car stories...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Elliott - Brookhaven, GA

“Dear Holmberg family....We are very sorry to hear about Bob's passing ...he was a wonderful man and a great neighbor... glad that he was part of our...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy Goldberg - Easton

“To Bob's family and friends: On behalf of Bob's brothers and sisters at the George S. Shepard American Legion Post 7, in Easton, please accept our...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Jim McAvoy - No. Easton, MA

“Sorry to hear about Bob. He will be missed. He was such a joy to be around and have a conversation with, including cars and sleds. He always had a...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: David Walsh - Stoughton, MA

“A most beautiful tribute for a most deserving man. Always to no remembered. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Kenneth Belcher - Jackson, NH

“Bob will always be in my heart as a fair and honest friend. He will be missed by many. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Keith Porges - West Bridgewater, MA

“Always kept us laughing with his jokes, sometimes naughty, never repulsive or disgusting. Best memories ever for us was our trip across country with...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Floyd & Sylvia Bent - Franklin, MA

“My fondest memories of Uncle Bob was going with Joan and Russell my parents to the camp in New Hampshire swimming my Dad trying to water ski Uncle...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Dellen Reed - Rio Rancho, NM

“I'm so sorry for the loss of Bob to the entire Holmberg Family. Many great memories on Glenn Road and trips to Winnipesake. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Lee Ann Bristow - Orrville, OH

“I'm so sorry for the loss of Bob to the entire Holmberg Family. Many great memories on Glenn Road and trips to Winnipesake. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Lee Ann Bristow - Orrville, OH

“Uncle Bob you will truly be missed. You always had a smile and a warm hug waiting. I have so many fond memories from growing up that I will hold...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Christine, Mark & Katie Smith - MA

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EASTON----Robert Edward "Bob" Holmberg, Sr., age 89, a lifelong resident of Easton, passed away peacefully in his home on Glenn Road on Monday, July 13th, 2020. By his side was his high school sweetheart and wife of 68 years, Betty Eva (Kidder) Holmberg. Bob was the son of late Bror E. and Laura D. (Smith) Holmberg of Easton and brother to late Ruth S. Watts and Betty M. Olivier. He was raised in Easton and built a home next door on family land that spans 100 years and 4 generations. Both he and Betty were graduates of Oliver Ames High School Class of 1949 where Bob played football and developed a love for fixing cars.

As a mechanic, he worked at Quincy Motors in his early days, then later as an entrepreneur, he owned and operated two successful adjacent businesses on Route 138: Bob's Atlantic Service Station and Bob's Ski Doo, which is now operated by his son Bob Jr..

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed at Fort McNair in Washington D.C. He was a member of the American Legion VFW, Bay State Antique Auto Club, the Easton Grange, the Masonic *Temple and the Easton Historical Society.

Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who is endeared to family and friends as a warm-hearted, positive, hardworking, loving, generous man who leads by example.

Bob and Betty have always been an inspiration for so many when it comes to balancing hard work with play. They have always enjoyed spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton Bay where their family cottage has been both a hobby and a labor of love for them and their family to create memories.

He had a keen appreciation for antique cars and anything with a motor. With his love for being behind the wheel, he traveled in his motor home across country to visit relatives and historical sites. He was a remarkable encyclopedia of facts, travel routes and points of interest. Bob had a natural knack for adventure and spark for finding fun. He enjoyed all outdoor activities year round especially boating and snowmobiling, always making sure to include his family.

The charisma, whit, passion and love for life and family he displayed throughout his life and up until his final moments will leave a lasting impression in our families' hearts and live on in the ever-lasting legacy he has built. In short, he was a great mentor of love, life and family.

In addition to his wife Betty, he is survived by a large, loving family. His 5 children: Marilyn J. Oickle (and Bob) from Greenwood, ME, Carolyn D. Barret (and Steve) from Centennial, CO and Jeannette L. Tighe (and Brad) from Easton, Lorraine B. Robohm (and Steve) from Easton and Robert E. Holmberg, Jr. (and Paula) from Easton. He will also be missed by his 16 grandchildren, his soon-to-be 22 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and his beloved dog, Holly.

A private ceremony will be held on Saturday morning, July 18th at Kane Funeral Home for immediate family, followed by an 11:45 am graveside ceremony with social distancing that will be open to extended family and friends. The Washington Street Cemetery is located at the intersection of Washington and Elm Streets in North Easton. For directions or condolences visit