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“Bob, Wally, GatorWe worked together for many years. You left us far too soon. I will miss you and the funny stories you would tell about golfing or...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Deborah Corrado - Andover, MA

“Rest in Peace Bobby. You were a kind and caring guy to all. You will be missed. Forge Village and Abbot Street have lost one of its finest. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Robin Connell - Westford, MA

“Rip Wally ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Wally, A wonderful loving, caring and dedicated Son.A conscientious and fun co-worker, great listener and talker. Honorable serviceman, great hunter,...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Judy and Don Kinney - Westford, MA

“Rest in peace Wally. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Janet Dutton - Ayer, MA

“I also had the privilege of working with Wally at the post office such a nice man with the best manicured yard in town !! Thank you for your service...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Dawn Beers - Westford, MA

“Wally was always a friend to all. I miss the days of ice fishing with you and your father. It was always fun to swap stories from our days in the...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Bob Crocker - Forge Village, MA

“Rest in peace you will be missed !! ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Ralph Daley - Westford, MA

“Rest in peace in heaven !! ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Ralph Daley - Westford, MA

“Condolences to family and friends. Walt was a stand-up man, proud vet, and my neighbor for over 40 years. He always had a smile and a wave for me, my...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Rev. Mary F. (Daley) Bettencourt - MA

“May you rest in the peace you so justly deserve... ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Anne Froner - Westford, MA

“Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in peace Bobby. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Dennis Haran

“Enjoyed serving him a cold one at Nab, along with his golf friends on Saturday mornings. We always had a few laughs. Rest easy my friend. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Maryrose Murphy - Lowell, MA

“Sad to see Wally Passing. Worked at the Post Office with him. We did have a lot of laughs and talking all about Westford. Rest in Peace Wally. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Tricia Dowling - Dracut, MA

“Such sad news-I was very fortunate to work with Wally for 25 years. Such a kind man and had such respect for everyone. Always the first one in to...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Carolyn Peters - Westford, MA


16 of 21 | Posted by: CAROLYN PETERS - WESTFORD, MA

“Played golf with him a few times, knowing that his regular 4some (Bob,Mike and Mungy) will miss him dearly, may he rest in peace and prayers and...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Dave Conrad - Pepperell,, MA

“I'm saddened to hear this. I worked with Wally at the Post Office. I just saw him, we had a nice talk.Will miss you. RIP ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Tina DiGiacomo - Littleton, MA

“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I've know him most of my life from our days on Abbot Street ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Ann Carey - Newton, MA


20 of 21 | Posted by: Russell Hughes - Merrimack, NH

“So sorry to hear of Bobby's sudden passing. We have many wonderful memories growing up together. He has moved on to that great ice fishing lake...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Allan Connell - Southold, NY


Robert W. MacQuarrie, age 68 and lifelong resident of Forge Village, Westford passed away suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at his residence.


Born in Boston on April 25, 1948 he was the son of the late Wallace E. and Marion J. (Ciolek) MacQuarrie.  He received his education from Westford Academy class of 1966.


A proud veteran of the Vietnam War, Bob served with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three Seabees in the United States Navy and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action.  He was honorably discharged on January 21, 1972.  Upon his return home Bob furthered his education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1976.


In January 2010 Bob retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he worked for 28 years.  Among his many interests Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf. 


He is survived by many cousins and friends.


Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Bob for a graveside service on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 10:00 am at New Highland Cemetery, 29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich.