, Salem, MA

November 13, 2012

Robert Philip Maher, 84

Raleigh, N.C. — Robert Philip Maher, 84, of Raleigh, NC, died at home November 9, 2012, in the company of his loving family. He was the husband of the late Ida (Jalbert) Maher.

Born in Peabody, Robert was the son of the late Edward and Eleanor (Andrews) Maher. Robert lived in Salem most of his life before moving to North Carolina 7 years ago. After serving his country honorably in the U.S. Navy, Robert worked as a truck driver for Van Dusen Aviation at Logan Airport and for many years worked as a milkman for HP Hood. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cribbage and was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriot fan.

He is survived by a daughter, Carol Brusso and her husband Rodney of Raleigh, NC, his two sons, Robert Maher and his wife Cindy of Knightdale, NC, and David Maher and his wife Patricia of Stoughton, MA, five grandchildren, Robert, Justin, and Jared Maher, Jennifer Reynolds and Rachael Dulong, two great-grandchildren, Nola Reynolds and James Sears and a sister Anne Maher of Peabody, MA. Robert was predeceased by a sister, H. Virginia (Maher) Bitchell of Peabody, and a brother, Edward Maher of Salem.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours in the Berube & Sons Funeral Home, 191 Lafayette St. (Rt.1A/114), Salem, Thursday morning from 10-11am followed by a procession and graveside service at St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. For information or directions, please visit