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FIGUEIREDO, Robert W. Age 85, of Cohasset, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.
   Beloved husband of 58 years to Margaret R. (Damon). Devoted father of Paul and Debbie of Cohasset, and Ellen Young and Jim of Richmond, VT. Brother of Mary Maree of Bridgewater and the late Donald, Ralph, and Mickey all of Cohasset. Cherished grandfather of Greg, Lisa, Christina and Nicholas. Great grandfather of Tatum and Bennett.
   Born and raised in Cohasset, Mr. Figueiredo was a lobsterman out of Cohasset Harbor for over 70 years.
   He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army, 508th Regimental Combat Team, serving in Korea.
   Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, January 3, 201 5 from 9 am-12 noon in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So. Main St. (across from St. Anthony Church) Cohasset.
   A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 at 12 noon in St. Anthony Church, Cohasset.
   Interment with military honors in Wood-side Cemetery, Cohasset.
   In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Mr. Figueiredo may be made to the South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation, Dialysis Center, 55 Fogg Rd., So. Weymouth, MA. 02190.

[The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, 31 Dec 2014, Wed, Page B7]

Fisherman Robert Figueiredo received a rude reminder of Cohasset's unforgiving coastline last week when his 35-foot lobster boat hit a rock and sank off Strawberry Point Figueiredo and his passenger, Paul Vafides of Hull, were rescued unharmed by the Coast Guard just moments before the boat slipped under the waves at 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 19. The boat was about a mile offshore when it hit a rock near Minot Lighthouse, putting a large hole in the hull. Figueiredo, 73, immediately turned the boat for shore while Vafides bailed water. They had managed to bring the boat close to shore by the time it sank in about 12 feet of water. It was towed the following day and awaits repairs. "He knew there were large rocks in the area he's been fishing these waters for 60 years but he thought he had more clearance because even low tides have been running higher than normal. The important thing is both men are OK," said Margaret , Robert's wife. While the boat is in dry dock, she said, their son will help retrieve Figueiredo's lobster pots.

[courtesy of Devin Collier]

Grave marker for Robert W. Figueiredo in Woodside Cemetery, Cohasset (Norfolk county), Massachusetts.

Robert served with the 508th Regimental Combat Team in Korea.


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