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Robert J. McGranachan
  • Donations in Robert's memory may be sent to
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    PO Box 849168
    Boston, MA 02284-9168

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“Bob's late wife, Shirley, and my late husband , Allan Bourgeois, were cousins. Allan & I and our daughter Amy lived in RI in the 80's and we...Read More »
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“Gerard enjoyed going to the Red Sox ballgames with his brother. Bob.Bob was my brother-in-lawWith prayers and sympathy to the family.Nita McGranachan. ”
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TAUNTON——Robert J. "Bob" McGranachan, 87, of Taunton, formerly of Hyde Park, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Longmeadow of Taunton after a period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Mahoney) McGranachan.

Born in Boston, a son of the late William and Lillian (Merrill) McGranachan, he was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Dorchester High School.

Robert was employed as a toll collector for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority-Department of Transportation.

Robert cherished time spent with family and friend which was most important to him and he enjoyed his gatherings for food and laughs with friends at Maguire's in Easton for many years.

Robert is survived by a sister, Edna McGranachan of Taunton; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Ellen McCarthy, Gerard McGranachan, Lillian McGranachan, Patricia Rallis and William McGranachan.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Monday at 10:00 a.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. Interment will follow in Furnace Village Cemetery, Easton. Visiting hours on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. Donations in Robert's memory may be sent to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 For directions or condolences visit