Robert E. Feyler

December 23rd, 2019

Robert Elliott Feyler, “Bob”, age 74, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2019 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Bob was born on February 18, 1945; he was the dear son of the late Kenneth and Alice (Cook) Feyler. Bob was raised and educated in Revere and a graduate of Revere High School. Bob loved his upbringing in Revere and enjoyed his first job working at the Revere Beach amusement park. Bob grew up with a love of cars, boats and being by the ocean.

In October of 1966 he joined the United States Air Force where he proudly served the country. Bob completed several training courses and was stationed at Lackland and Shepard Air Force Bases in Texas. He was released from active duty and returned home to his family.

Bob married the “love of his life” Diana Paradis and the couple settled in Wilmington, MA. Bob was dedicated to spending his time with his family which included regular visits to their second home in Maine; a home built by Bob. While there he enjoyed snowmobiling, maintaining his property with his tractors and making sure that his children and grandchildren always had a great time.

Bob worked hard for his family; he started as an installer for New England Telephone which later became AT & T and finally Verizon. Bob’s work ethic, great personality and vast knowledge led him up through the ranks in the company. When he retired from the phone company, he took a position at Textron in Wilmington where he made many good friends.

Bob’s other passion was spending summers on his boat in Essex, MA, where he enjoyed fishing and exploring Crane Beach. He was also a “jack of all trades”; Bob especially enjoyed carpentry. Later in life, he found great joy in his grandchildren whom he adored. On a regular basis, he would visit his children and grandchildren for dinner which was always followed by working on a project around their house.

Bob was truly the most kind, caring, thoughtful and patient man; thoughts that were resonated by everyone who met him. Bob’s legacy will be the influence he had on all who knew him and that was to be kind, giving and respectful to others. He was certainly “one of a kind” and a true gentleman; Bob will forever be loved and missed by many.

Bob was the beloved husband of Diana M. (Paradis) Feyler, devoted father of David Feyler and his wife Kerry of Wilmington, MA, Susan Sugrue and her husband Jim of Keller, TX, Kerri Staffier and her husband Mark of Middleton, MA and the late Daniel Elliott Feyler. Devoted “Grampie” and “Bobum” to Daniel Feyler, Michael Feyler, Matthew Sugrue, Victoria Sugrue, Adam Staffier and Colin Staffier. Dear brother of Kenneth Feyler and his wife Dorothy of Peabody, MA. Bob was also the “special uncle” to Ellen Gill, Peter Feyler as well as many Paradis Family nieces and nephews.

At Bob’s request, his Funeral Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P. O. box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.


16 Entries in Guest Book for “Robert E. Feyler”

  1. Jeanette Muise says:

    Jeanette & Sharon Muise

  2. Kevin Meeker says:

    Dave, Susan, Kerri and Mark,
    I am sorry to hear About your Dad…he was a great man! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Meeker’s

  3. Christina Kamisky says:

    Kerri, Mark and Adam,

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad/ Grampie. We are thinking of you at this difficult time and sending hugs.
    Love, The Kamisky Family

  4. Jane woods says:

    Dave and Kerry, I’m so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing . My heart is with you and your family.

  5. Kevin says:

    For all the Feyler Family:
    I am very sorry for the loss of Bob.I will pray and offer communion for him tonight at Saint Mary’s Church.We are all diminished by the loss of this kind and generous man who always had a smile for any and everyone.So very sorry for Diana’s loss and all the Feyler children.
    I will also arrange to have Masses said on behalf of Bob and the entire Feyler Family..

  6. Mary and Walter Jasniewski says:

    To the Feyler family so sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful friend to us. He will be missed. I can’t tell you how sorry we are. We will always remember the good times we had with him and Diana, snowmobiling, dinners at each other houses our great times in Vegas. RIP Bob love you! Mary and Jaki

  7. Sandra Gotto says:

    To my sister Diana and family
    We cannot express in words how sorry we are for the loss of Bobby.He was such a wonderful, loving and caring man. He will be greatly missed. The memories I have of him throughout my life will forever be in my heart. I wish you all to have peace in your saddest days and comfort in your toughest times.I pray for your healing and your peace of mind. Bobby may you rest in peace and fly high with the angels. We love you.

  8. Gerri Gotto Simonelli says:

    Diana and family,
    I am very sorry to hear of Bob’s loss. On the family occasions when I would see him he was always smiling and had a great way to make you feel special. I remember coming to your home in Wilmington when Jesse was little with Sandra and he would cook for us in the grill.
    May the wonderful memories your family has bring you warmth during this difficult time.

  9. Diane M Washington says:

    I am at a loss of words to describe how sorry I am for all of you over Bob’s passing. He was a true gentleman & a wonderful man.

  10. Nancy Boudreau says:

    My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. May your memories bring you smiles, your faith give you peace and may the support of your family give you comfort. Many hugs to you all.

    Kerri, Mark, Adam and Colin – your daycare family is thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort. Much love to you.

  11. John and Christine Malachowski says:

    Kerri, Mark, Adam, Colin
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your memories will keep your dad alive in your hearts forever. Love to you all.

  12. paula and ed haumann says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Bobs passing, may he rest in peace love paula and ed

  13. Marrone family says:

    Rest in peace Uncle Bob, you will be missed. Thinking of you all and we love you.
    Dennis and Melissa

  14. Ashley Gotto says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Bob’s passing. Thinking of you all during the difficult time ahead. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.

    With Love and sympathy,
    Ashley and Family.

  15. Rees and Dorothy Irvine says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was a kind, caring and truly gentle man. Our prayers are with your family.

  16. Kathleen Bell says:

    A true gentleman. He will be missed by all who knew him. I loved having he and Diana as neighbors here at Eagles Landing. He did some superb work at my home. Such a perfectionist! My sincere condolences to Diana and their family.

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