Robert A. Coste

June 3rd, 2019

Robert Alan Coste- or simply Bob (you can spell that backwards) passed away at age 59 at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center on May 30th after a brief illness.

Bob was a proud graduate from the Machine Shop of Shawsheen Tech, class of 1978, and he was owner of Lockhart Machine Company in Tewksbury, MA, formerly in Wilmington, MA.

During his youth, Bob spent a lot of time at his parents’ cottage in Whitefield, NH, which led to his love of the area. He truly felt at home in NH, “up north” in the White Mountains, the place where he spent most of his free time.

Bob enjoyed quite a few different hobbies and activities over the years, such as fishing, snowmobiling, bee keeping, gardening, tinkering and building things, and weekends at his camper at The Lantern Resort. Most of all, he loved socializing and visiting friends near and far.

Bob was very proud of his loving daughter, Brittany, and he was happy to tell anyone who would listen. He cherished every moment spent with her, especially when she made him her famous chocolate chip cookies.

Along with the many close friends he has made over the years who he considered family, Robert is survived by his daughter, Brittany Kennelly, and her husband, Patrick Kennelly, of Medford, MA, brothers Gene and James Coste and their families. Bob was predeceased by his sister, Diana, and his parents, Leroy and Libby Coste.

Bob’s family would like to thank the staff of Lahey Hospital’s SICU for the amazing care he received from countless compassionate and tirelessly hardworking members of the team during his hospitalization.

A celebration of life will be held in Bob’s honor at Tewksbury Country Club in Tewksbury, MA on Thursday, June 6th from 5pm-8pm. Friends and family are welcome to attend.


12 Entries in Guest Book for “Robert A. Coste”

  1. Eric holden says:

    I remember rob since the early 70s he used to hang out with my older brother gordon. He always came over the house to hang out he was like a family to us. I remember riding on his snowmobile around the neighborhood. Going to friendlys down the plaza and the cars he would drive in the driveway to show what he bought. He was best man in my brothers wedding. I miss you rob you were a big part of my childhood
    Rip old friend

  2. Joe Gallant says:

    I worked with Bob for almost forty years. Many nights till 3am. Many good time’s working on special projects. He will be missed.

  3. Brian Estabrook says:

    I have known Rob since I was 6. Back then he loved playing hockey. We would play hockey year round whether it was street hockey or pond hockey. Last time I spoke to him was April 24th. This is such a shock. His first love was his daughter Brittany, Second was most definitely Snowmobiling. I started going up north with him in 1980. There was no casual ride in the country with Rob, it was Extreme Snowmobiling before there was Extreme Sports! We had some truly great times over the years. He will be missed.

  4. Keith and Amy Kopp says:

    Keith and I met Bob here in Lancaster, NH through the Matson family. Bob was always easy to talk to and became a fast friend. We will always remember Bob for his corny jokes, which always made us laugh, and his French onion soup. I know that he will be dearly missed by many.

  5. Shirleypumfrey says:

    So sorry to hear about Rob, I knew him since he was a little, tot
    I was friends with his mom. Very sorry Brittany. To Gene & Paula, I am so sorry for your, loss.
    The same to you James.

  6. Craig Clukay says:

    We were so very saddened by Bob’s passing. I will never forget his bigger than life smile and contagious laugh.Or the many miles we traveled in Canada snowmobiling. He was a great friend for over 20 years. You will be sorely missed and always remembered.

  7. Kristin says:

    I met Bob at the end of last year at a Thanksgiving gathering in NH. This was the first and only time I had met him and I still remember his laugh and hilarious stories! He was a wonderful guy & will surely be missed by many.

  8. Brenda Tonks Crowley says:

    I met Rob when he was just a little kid, My Best Friends (growing up) little brother. He was always a goofing around as a kid, youngest in the Family and I always thought he was so Handsome. I have run into him a few times over the years. Very Sad of the News of His passing.

  9. Becky says:

    This absoluty breaks my heart. He was one of my favorite people I had the pleasure of meeting while I worked at the tewksbury 99. I pray for his family and friends right now.

  10. Janice Mercieri says:

    Bob was such a multi-faceted person. His favorite job was being Dad which he held the honor in very high regard. I met him a few years ago when he decided to become a beekeeper. As a genuine steward to our pollinators, he used his mechanical mind to determine the “why and how” of beekeeping. He will be sorely missed. It is a tradition in beekeeping to go tell the bees of their keepers passing. This was a job that was tough to do this past week. Joe and I send our deepest prayers and sympathy to Brittany and the family. RIP Buddy <3

  11. Barbara Gennetti says:

    With deepest sympathy and fond memories from the Gennetti Family.



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