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Robert L. Milnes

June 17, 1957 ~ January 17, 2020 (age 62)


Robert L. Milnes


Robert L. Milnes, age 62, of Lowell, Massachusetts and formerly from Haverhill, Massachusetts, died on January 17, 2020 in Lowell after a short illness.

Bobby was born in Haverhill in 1957 and graduated from Haverhill High School. In his early 20s, he had a small sailboat which he enjoyed sailing on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. But he then found himself confronted by severe and disabling mental illness. He never complained, even though the life he led for the next 40 years was not the one that he would have chosen for himself. Through it all, he remained close to his family and especially to his mother, with whom he spoke regularly to exchange the latest news on the Red Sox. He enjoyed his daily walks.

Bobby is survived by his mother Pauline Milnes Shuka, siblings Richard and Betsy, stepsiblings John, Cathy and Ellen, five nieces and nephews and eight grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Richard Milnes, Sr. and stepfather, John Shuka. There will be no funeral service. Instead, the family will hold a private memorial at a future date. Bobby was loved and will be remembered. For online condolences please visit  

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