Robert J. Collmer, 81, resident of Framingham, died Wednesday September 13th, 2023. Born and raised in Watertown, Robert was the son of the late Robert & Filomena (Caruso) Collmer, and the beloved twin brother of the late Donna Dumas (Collmer).
Robert was known as Bobby to family and friends. He resided in Framingham and worked at the General Mail Facility in Boston as a clerk. He celebrated over 41 years of service at the time of his retirement in May. He was well loved by his co-workers.
Bobby always drove his car the long way to work because he enjoyed the drive. He always made sure to stop at his usual places along the way including his daily coffee at Dunkin Donuts. He loved driving around and even had a suntan on his arm where it got more sun than the other. He remembered every road name. He could tell you which highway number you were on, some history of the road, and which highways were connected. He was like an “encyclopedia of the highways.”
Anyone who knew Bobby knew that he loved Doo-wop music. He would sing randomly the tunes of the songs he loved. If he missed work, his co workers would say how quiet it was without hearing him sing in the office. He had a record player with his favorite albums on 45s spread throughout his apartment along with books about the history of Doo-wop. Bobby also had a love for scratch off lottery tickets. He could tell if the card was a winner just by scratching the bottom because he knew the language of the lottery.
Bobby is survived by his daughter Holly Cosentino, her husband Joe and grandson Frankie of West Palm Beach, his nieces and nephew Christine Brouillard & her husband Robert of Framingham, Charles “Chuck” Dumas of Framingham, and Renee Shea & her husband Herb of Chelmsford, 9 grandnieces and grandnephews, 2 great grandnieces. Besides his parents and sister, he was predeceased by his late niece Lisa Tocco of Plymouth.
Family and friends will honor and remember Bobby’s life by gathering for a time of visitation in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St. Framingham on Saturday, September 30th at 10:30AM. His Funeral Service will follow at 11:30AM.
To share a memory with Robert’s family, kindly visit www.mccarthyfh.com