Dr. Robert Charles Ramsdell

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Dr. Robert Charles Ramsdell

January 20, 2019

Dr. Robert Charles Ramsdell North Hampton - Dr. Robert Charles (Bob) Ramsdell, M.D., a longtime resident of Andover, MA and North Hampton, NH, died peacefully on January 20, 2019 at the age of 93. He was the husband of the late Margaret L. (Davidson) Ramsdell.
Bob’s life was marked by his boundless curiosity and kindness. He loved to sail and travel, and even at the age of 93 was always ready for a trip and a new adventure. He loved listening to classical, Latin, and Big Band music and often attended concerts.
A native of Winchester, MA, the son of the late William E. and Helen (Hutchins) Ramsdell, he graduated from Winchester High School and attended Maine Maritime Academy where he graduated first in his class before serving in the Pacific in the Merchant Marines during World War II. After the War, Bob graduated from Tufts University and Tufts University School of Medicine. As a doctor he served in the U.S. Navy in Key West, FL. before moving to Andover to establish his practice of more than 30 years. He was a member of Saint Matthew’s Masonic Lodge in Andover for more than 55 years and also a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in the Valley of Lowell. Retirement in North Hampton, NH brought Bob and Margaret closer to their beloved ocean.
He is survived by his loving children, John Ramsdell, Marleah Thornton and her husband Martin, Carolyn Ramsdell Greene and her husband Bill, and three grandchildren, David Ramsdell, Eric Ramsdell, and Martin Thornton. He was the brother of the late William Ramsdell and Virginia Child.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday February 9th at 11:00 at South Church, 41 Central Street in Andover, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory can be made to the American Diabetes Association. For more information please visit brewittfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 31, 2019
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Guy petty
Feb 11, 2019
Will be fondly remembered and sincerely missed. He was a wonderful family doctor for many years and very good with young children. A great loss to the town of Andover and all the lives that he touched.
Pam Davis
Feb 09, 2019
John: so sorry for the loss of your dad. Pam
Lorraine Hess
Feb 01, 2019
My heartfelt condolences to all of his family and friends. I am happy he was able to enjoy his retirement. May he rest in peace for the kindness he showed his patients especially giving them time to explain......
Louise Hart
Jan 29, 2019
While an undergraduate at the university, I suffered a life-threatening medical emergency for which I returned home on a Sunday. When alerted to my condition, my then dentist, Dr. Skillings of Andover called the one physician he knew would come to his office on a Sunday to administer needed antibiotics his then teenage patient. I have never forgotten Dr. Ramsdell's kindness and professionalism (or that of the late Dr. Skillings). I mention it now as a comfort to his family who in the wake of the loss of such a treasure, I hope will know that their loss is that of others as well. Dr. Ramsdell exhibited the best qualities of a physician and that is a legacy achieved by the few. My prayers... are with you.

Louise Hart
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Penny Bardsley
Jan 29, 2019
I was a nurse at LGH for many years and remember Dr. Ramsdell with fondness. May he Rest In Peace.