Robert L. Stratton

March 26th, 2013

Robert L. Stratton, age 87, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on March 26, 2013. Bob was born on August 6, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan. He served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII, and never stopped thinking of himself as a Marine.  In the years after the war he worked as a manufacturer’s representative for various companies in Illinois, Missouri, New York, and Massachusetts. His retirement career was a merchandiser in food chains.

A loyal Detroit Tigers fan, he eventually switched his allegiance to the Boston Red Sox after he and his family moved to Massachusetts in 1971. Bob had a great sense of humor, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, working in his yard, and spending time with his family. He loved dogs, Frank Sinatra, and watching old westerns. During their 58 years of marriage, he and his wife Barbara traveled throughout New England, and made trips to California, Las Vegas, Florida, North Carolina, and Great Britain.

Bob leaves behind his loving, close family: wife Barbara, son James Stratton and his wife Roberta of Chelmsford and their son Robert, son Richard Stratton and his wife Cynthia of Hudson, NH and their children Christopher and Courtney, and daughter Robin Stratton of Newton.  Visiting hours will be on Thursday, March 28th from 5-7 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt.62), Wilmington.  Funeral services will be held privately.


12 Entries in Guest Book for “Robert L. Stratton”

  1. Laurie Miller says:

    Robin – I cannot be with you to hug you but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. The humor gets you through it…incredible memories and the knowledge that he LIVED a long and happy life…love you, me. Please pass my condolences to your mom and siblings…

  2. Lynne Wagstaff says:

    Robin, Mrs. Stratton and family–My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I’m sending my love and many hugs with this message.

  3. Tom Mulvaney says:

    Courage, Perseverance, Happy in spite of adversity, Proud in the best sense of the word, Love for family. Awesome man. These are just some of the words that come to me when I think of Bob.

  4. Maureen Deveau Bedrosian says:

    Robin, Mrs. Stratton and Family: My deepest condolences on the loss of such a great father and husband. He will live on in your memories.

  5. Paul Angelosanto says:

    My condolences for your loss.

  6. Melody McGloin says:

    To Jim and the Stratton Family,

    I believe Bob will look down from above and send you strength in your time of need. May peace be with you and your family.


  7. Sue Ramey says:

    Dear Jim, Roberta and Stratton Family,

    I was so saddened to hear this news. May the comfort of our God be with you and keep you during this time of sorrow.

  8. Debbie Martin says:

    Dear Mrs. Stratton, Jim and Roberta, Rich and Cindy, and of course Robin,

    What a lovely tribute you have written. I love the way Mr. Stratton loved dogs and baseball. I have never met a gentler, sweeter man in my entire life. May you all find comfort in your continuing love for each other.

  9. JD says:

    Jim and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. daya cooppan says:

    Dearest Robin and Stratton family, my only true words are a quote from the HINDU scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita : “As a man casts off worn-out garments and puts on new ones, so the embodied soul casts off the worn-out body and enters other new ones.”

  11. Joan Phillips says:

    Stratton Family, I am sorry for your loss. If Jeanette was still with us I am sure she would say the same. Jeanette and Bob will have some funny stories to tell each other I am sure.

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