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Robert F. Makie, 96, of Peabody, husband of Eleanor H. (Bell) Makie, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Mr. Makie was born in Allston on November 27, 1920, son of Gustave and Matilda (Killinen) Makie. Raised and educated in Allston, he graduated from Brighton High School and pursued his education at Wentworth Institute in Boston. In 1943 he enlisted into the U.S. Army and served as a PFC, until being honorably discharged in 1946. Following his marriage in 1951, he and his wife made their home in Peabody.

Robert was employed for 44 years as an administrator at the General Electric Riverworks Plant, until his retirement in 1985. During his employment, he was also a mentor for the Junior Achievement Youth Organization. Robert was a loving and supportive provider to his family. He was an avid reader and also enjoyed sports and traveling with his wife.

In addition to his wife, with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage, he is survived by two daughters, Patricia A. Makie and Elizabeth L. Makie, both of Peabody; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Aileen, Ina, Ellen, John and Francis Makie.
His family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home at 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Church, 140 Lynn St., Peabody. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to the MGH Development Office, www.massgeneral.org. The interment will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for directions, online obituary and memorial guest book.
Published on  April 3, 2017
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