Beverly — Mr. Robert E. Grimes Sr., 82, of Beverly, died Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Blueberry Hill Nursing Home in Beverly.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Edward Sr., and Florence (Connors) Grimes. He was raised and educated in Salem.
An honorably discharged veteran, Robert served his country as a member of the United States Army Signal Corps.
Mr. Grimes had been employed for many years with the Acusnet Company, which were the manufacturer of Titleist Golf balls until the time of his retirement in 1994. During his retirement years he worked at the American Legion Post in Port Charlotte, Florida.
A longtime resident of the City of Salem, Mr. Grimes was a member of the American Legion in Florida and here on the North Shore. He was a member of the Spear Post of Beverly and a member of the Beverly Senior Center. He enjoyed his retirement years residing in Punta Gorda, Florida for three years prior to returning to his home on the North Shore.
Robert is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Ambrose) Grimes of Beverly; his son, Robert E. Grimes Jr. of New Bedford; his daughters, Marjie Lima and her husband, Troy, of Florida and Robin Govie; his stepson, Ronald Belanger and his wife, Doreen, of Beverly and family; his stepdaughters, Diana Arnold and her husband, Mark, of Windham, Maine and family and Donna Gray and her husband, Donald, of Castle Rock, Colorado and family; his two grandchildren, Alex and Chrissy and several nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service which will be held graveside in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem, Tuesday, January 28, at 1 p.m. Please gather at the main gate of the cemetery by 12:45 p.m. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O’Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common), Salem. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Robert’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.