Robert A. Brewer, Sr. 86 of Hanson died on January 27, 2013 at the South Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Rockland. He was born in Somerville, son of the late Edward A. and Marion J. (Johnson) Brewer and was raised and educated there. Bob formerly lived in Weymouth and Braintree before making Hanson his home for the past 50 years. Bob served our country during World War II as a member of the Army Air Corps.
He retired in 1990 after a distinguished career in banking at South Shore Bank where he held the position of Assistant Vice President. After his retirement he spent many years delivering floral arrangement for the former Rockland Flower Shop. Mr. Brewer was a member of the First Congregational Church in Hanson and served as a Deacon,and member of the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee.
Bob was active in Masonry as a member of the Old Colony Lodge in Hingham and the Phoenix Lodge in Hanover. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies and the Hannah Shaw Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Also he was dedicated to the Boy Scouts of America since his childhood. He attained the designation of Life Scout in the Old Colony Council and later served as commissioner. He was a proud recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts for his years of dedicated service.
He served the town of Hanson on the Recreation Committee and the Cranberry Cove Committee. An avid reader, Bob also enjoyed building model airplanes and was a member of the Wingbusters Model Club in Middleboro.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley I. (Martin) Brewer and his children Edward A. Brewer, II and his wife Christine of Hanson, Linda B. Murray and her husband John of FL, Robert A. Brewer, Jr. and his wife Janet of Hanson and Lisa M. Paananen and her husband Charles of Brockton. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Michael A. Bearce, Alex M. Paananen, Matti Paananen, Mathew H. Bearce, Robert A. Brewer III, Christopher D. Brewer, Edward A. Brewer III, Stephen A. Brewer, Christine N. Brewer and Mikayla B. Brewer. Bob also leaves two great grandchildren, Grady A. Bearce and Lily Paananen.
The Brewer family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate his life on Tuesday January 29, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home 135 Union St. ROCKLAND. Members of the Phoenix Lodge AF&AM will conduct a Masonic Ritual at 7:30 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30AM on Wednesday January 30, 2013 at the First Congregational Church 639 High St. in Hanson. Burial will take place on Thursday at the Massachusetts National Cemetery. Donations in his name may be made to the New England Hemophilia Assn.
180 Rustcraft Rd. Dedham, MA 02118.