Robert E. Page, 4.20.1957-1.04.2021
Robert "Bob" E. Page, of Fitchburg, MA passed away in the comfort of his home, with his family by his side at the age of 63, after a brave battle with Bulbar ALS.
Bob grew up in West Fitchburg, as the son of Robert and Margaret Page. He was a 1975 graduate of Fitchburg High School, where he was heavily involved in both the football and track teams. He also attended Mount Wachusett Community College, where he had plans to pursue his business degree. While completing his education, Bob was hired at Victory Supermarket, which became a lifelong career and one his proudest accomplishments. Over the course of his life, Bob spent 46 years as a member of both the Victory and Hannaford teams, where he worked hard to pursue an upper management career and took pride in the work that he did. He cherished his work family and all of the friendships that he made along the way.
When he wasn't working, Bob spent the majority of his time with his family. He had many special moments traveling with the love of his life to tropical places, as the ocean quickly became a sacred space for them together. Bob kept local sports teams dear to his heart and enjoyed running in his earlier years. As a man with a naturally quiet demeanor, he appreciated good music, meaningful conversation, and checking the stock market daily. Bob was always known to be a kind and generous man, and an ever loving father, as his first priority was always to take care of his family. Even in his final days, he remained honest, loving, brave, and strong willed. He always knew how to crack a good joke and leave you with a smile, wherever you were.
Bob is survived by his wife of 33 years, Karen Wonkka-Page of Fitchburg MA, his daughters Amanda Page and her partner Amor Colombres of Plainville MA, and Murphy Page of Fitchburg MA. He is also survived by his mother, Margaret (Murphy) Page of Fitchburg, his brother John Page and his wife Rhonda of Andover, sister Lisa Vincent of Fitchburg, brother Phillip Page of Fitchburg, sister Katherine Page and her partner Joe Furtado of Malden, along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his father, Robert "Brud" Page and his sister Margaret "Margie" (Page) Mulcahy, both of Fitchburg. He will also be missed by his three childhood best friends, Larry Hachey of Fitchburg, Mike Alario of Westminster, and Joe Keegan of Petersham.
Service arrangements are being made by Lavery Chartrand Alario Funeral Home in the coming weeks. Bob's family would like to extend a special thank you to Beacon Hospice for the wonderful care that they provided to Bob in his home to make sure that he was comfortable. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation of your choice to either the Melanoma Foundation or the ALS association in Bob's name, in hopes that one day we may find a cure.
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