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Dr. Robert Reed Deacon, 83, of East Kingston, New Hampshire, formerly of Andover, passed away on January 8, 2017, in the afternoon after a brief illness with family members by his side. Robert was the middle son of the late Rev. W. Harold Deacon and Lillian (Reed) Deacon, born at home in Malden, Massachusetts, April 16, 1933.

Bob was a Korean War veteran, stationed in Alaska with his young bride, the late Betty J. (Born) Deacon. Upon his return, Bob graduated from Mass Art and held an art teaching job at Andover High School, later becoming a guidance councilor at West Junior High and eventually, one of Andover's first School Psychologists. After the death of his wife in 1991, Bob retired in 1992 after 35 years in the Andover School System.

Known to some as “Doc,” Bob had a wide range of interests and activities such as traveling in his motor home, collecting antiques, doing magic tricks and restoring Model “T” cars or just sitting on his porch having a few drinks with friends, family or neighbors. He was a 50-year veteran of the Cochichewick Lodge AF & AM of North Andover. He will be missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by an older brother, Bill and his wife, Nancy Deacon of Florida; younger brother, Paul and his wife, Pat of Virginia; son, Bruce S. and his fiance, Nicole and her son, Robert Pucci of Manchester, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Alyssa Q. and Alexander M. of Pelham, New Hampshire; daughter, Leigh Deacon and his grandson, Gabriel Deacon, both of Andover; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his beloved Havanese Dog, Pippin.
His funeral service was celebrated in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Calling hours were held on Monday, January 16, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held in the Ridgewood Cemetery in North Andover. For additional information, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  January 12, 2017
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