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Robert G. Larkin Sr., husband for 60 years to the late Madeline (Olsson) Larkin, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2017, at Brooksby Village in Peabody, at the age of 94.
Born and raised in Salem, he was the son of the late Edward T. Larkin and Nora (Kelleher) Larkin.
He was educated in Salem schools and graduated from Boston College in 1943.
A veteran of WWII, Bob enlisted in the Navy and after training at Notre Dame and Harvard, he served as Lieutenant JG on the U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort Alexander J. Luke as supply officer seeing action in the North Atlantic and North Sea. After the war he joined NCR Corporation as a sales trainee and over his 39 years as an employee in eight different states and amassing many achievement awards, he advanced through the ranks to retire as Executive AMM. In retirement, he and his wife enjoyed travel to many European countries, golf, and their grandchildren.
He is survived by three sons, Robert G. Larkin Jr. and his wife, Kim, Edward T. Larkin and his wife, Mary, and Timothy J. Larkin and his wife, Patricia; seven grandchildren, Shannon (Larkin) Tetreault and her husband, Matt, Christa, Jessica, Marissa, Bridget, Kyra, and Matthew; two great-grandchildren, Jack and Max; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Edward and John; and his sisters, Catherine and Margaret (Larkin) Bonaventura.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem to be followed by a funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, 15 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care Dimension Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For additional information or online guest book, please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.
Published on  July 11, 2017
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