Robert William Turner

July 7, 1929 ~ August 2, 2018 (age 89)

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Robert W. "B.T." Turner,  was born in Boston, July 7, 1929, to Philip & Frances (O'Brien) Turner.
He attended Boston public schools and went on to enlist in the Navy as a Seaman aboard the 
U.S.S. Montague in the Mediterranean.
While serving, Bob was a Boxer, representing his ship in tournaments in the lightweight class. 
"Lucky" Turner, as he was called, had a record of 20-1, with 14 knockouts.
After leaving the Navy in 1949, Bob married his childhood sweetheart, Grace Marie Carella, in 1951 and started a family, living in Dorchester, Ma.
With two children at the time, Annmarie and Stephen, the family moved to Abington, in 1959, and had 3 more children, Deborah, Cheryl and Susan.
A life long printer for the last 60 years, Bob started at Buck Printing Company. 
Then referred to as Young Bob Turner by his older mentors, he rose through the ranks 
and worked in estimating. He went on to work for Boston Blue Print and Colony Offset, before joining Kingston Press.
For many years, Bob's career in Administration had him working with CFK Press, Print Mail, Mark-Burton, and many others.
He never really retired, with his last desk being at Primary Graphics. The Octogenarian who brought in the doughnuts.
Bob liked to cook, and liked to garden, carefully tending the crops each year with hopes of a good batch of tomatoes.
He loved spending time with his family,10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Always a sports fan, Bob enjoyed rooting for the Pats, watching boxing, and horse racing.
Maybe even placing a bet or two at the track. :)
Up until the very end, Bob was constantly out socializing with breakfasts, lunches and dinners with friends.
He was loved by us all. We will miss him dearly.

Bob passed away peacefully in his sleep on 8/2/18.
Predeceased by his wife, Grace (Carella) Turner, and  survived by 4 children.
Annmarie & Tony Metrano of Carver, Stephen & Cheryl Turner of Plymouth, 
Cheryl Flynn of Carver, and Susan & Jon Wells of Carver.

Visiting hours are on Tuesday, 2:00 P.M. - 6:00 PM

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Grace Turner. 


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August 7, 2018

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Quealy Funeral Home
116 Adams Street
Abington, MA 02351

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