NATICK – Robert C. Grogan, 75, of Natick and Brewster, died peacefully with his family on Saturday, March 20, 2021, after a courageous battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
He was the husband of Eileen P. “Tish” (Hamlin) Grogan to whom he was married for 51 years.
Bob grew up in Newington, CT, and he and Tish raised their family in Framingham. Whether sailing, golfing, fishing, biking, playing tennis or relaxing on the beach, Bob was at home on Cape Cod. Bob proudly recorded his first hole-in-one on the golf course this past summer.
Bob held senior financial management positions at major corporations and non-profit organizations for 40 years.
Following retirement, Bob and Tish enjoyed traveling, especially to the Dominican Republic with friends. His favorite vacations were ones he planned to Hawaii and Aruba with his family. Bob followed in his father’s footsteps and loved doing puzzles, including intricate ones from photos of treasured family memories.
Bob was a five-time rider in the Pan-Mass Challenge before proudly passing the saddle to his two sons. He volunteered at the local food pantry and was recognized by the United Way of Tri-County for five consecutive years of service.
Bob loved all things Boston – he was a 20-year season ticket holder of the Red Sox and thrilled to hold the World Series trophy in 2018. He also attended the holiday Boston Pops for nearly 4 decades with his parents, children and grandchildren.
Most all, Bob loved spending time with his wife, two sons and their families.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Bill Grogan and Allison Lauretti of Natick, and Sean and Hillary Grogan of Riverside, CT. Affectionately known as “Papa Bob,” he will be deeply missed by Lilly, Simon, Erin, Georgia and Gwynnie Grogan. Bob was predeceased by his parents Raymond F. Sr. and Virginia Grogan, and his brother Raymond F. Grogan, Jr.
A “Remembrance of Life” will be held at a later date for friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Natick Service Council, 2 Webster Street, Natick, MA 01760 or the Lower Cape Outreach Council, 19 Brewster Cross Road, Orleans, MA 02653.
For guestbook, please visit www.everettfuneral.com John Everett & Sons Funeral Home in Natick.