Robert E. Hanifan

  • Born: September 22, 1931
  • Died: January 12, 2021
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert E. Hanifan, of Stoneham, beloved husband of the late Beverly (Donnelly) Hanifan, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Devoted father of Donna Mills and her husband David, Debra Duffy and Linda Hanifan. Cherished grandfather of Robert Duffy and his wife Caitlin, Brianne DiPersio and her husband Christopher, Gregory Mills and his partner Talita Araujo and Ryan Mills and great grandfather of Lucy Duffy, Brayden Duffy, Louis DiPersio, Angelo DiPersio and Benjamin Mills. Beloved son of the late Eugene and Helen (Murphy) Hanifan. Loving brother of the late Joan Murphy, Donald Hanifan and Charles Hanifan. He was also the uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Robert's family at the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St., Stoneham, on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 11am to 1:30pm. Immediate following visitation, a funeral service celebrating Robert's Eternal Life will be held at the funeral home at 1:30pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Robert's Memory to a Charity of One's Choice.

Due to Covid-19, Robert's Family understands if you are unable to attend services, please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Also due to restrictions, if coming into the funeral home, please where a mask and the funeral home is allowed up to 25% capacity at any time.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Donna,Debby and Linda,I am saddened today to hear the passing of your Dad. I remember him as a kind ,considerate man,a wonderful man who truly loved his Bev and his girls.In my years around 45 Willard Street he always treated me respect.A fine man has moved on.RIP Mr.Hanifan. Respectfully Yours. DanHynes

Posted by Dan Hynes - Friend   February 15, 2021

Donna, Deb and Linda just heard about your dad. Heartbreaking for all of you. He was a great fun loving guy and dad, he will be missed. Hugs and prayers going to you all.

Posted by Nancy Brennan Slama - Malden, MA - Family Friend   January 17, 2021

To all the family of Robert Hannifan, I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Patti Flanagan - Salem, MA - Family Friend   January 16, 2021

To Bob's family,
Bob was such a kind, wonderful & funny person. I was so grateful to be his neighbor. I enjoyed our conversations & I appreciated his wisdom & help. We talked over many glasses of wine. I will always cherish my friendship. Bob was a gem. He will be missed

Posted by PATRICIA SKILES - Stoneham, MA - Neighbor   January 15, 2021

Well, Bobby lived a long life for a Hanifan....he was a great guy and very warm. He was the oldest Hanifan cousin...may he rest in peace. I am the daughter of Fred Hanifan and he loved all Gibbs kids!!

Posted by Cheryl Hanifan Hunt - Family   January 15, 2021

To The family of Robert Hanifan,
I have so many beautiful memories of Uncle Bob. From the time I was a young girl I always wanted to have a sleep over at Aunt Bev and Uncle Bobs house. I cherish those childhood memories. It was always a party with Uncle Bob. Gathering at the cottage in Nabnasset, Christmas Eve with family parties at Willard St and the pool parties on Barker Road!! I looked forward to St Patrick's Day every year in Ft Lauderdale so that we could all be together on vacation . He had the funniest sense of humor and lived life to the he fullest. Heaven has gained a very special person. RIP Uncle Bob you will surely be missed. I love you ❤

Posted by Carol Flanagan - Malden, MA - Family   January 14, 2021

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