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Robert "Bob" James

October 14, 1948 – October 21, 2017

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When Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals- West Chapel
521 West Main St.
North Adams, MA 01247
North Adams, MA 01247

Service Information

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 11:00am
First Baptist Church of North Adams
131 Main St.
North Adams, MA 01247

Interment Information

Southview Cemetery
1075 South Church St.
North Adams, MA 01247

Obituary for Robert "Bob" James Upton

ROBERT JAMES “Bob” UPTON, 69 of North Adams, MA died Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in North Adams, MA on October 14, 1948, son to the late Kenneth Plummer and Cirena (LaDue) Upton. He attended schools in North Adams and graduated from McCann Technical High School in 1969 where he was the MVP of the football team. Directly after graduation he joined the US Army serving during the Viet Nam era earning the rank of private.
In 1983 Bob began employment with the City of North Adams as its Wire and Alarm Inspector serving that position for 30 years. He also taught swimming at the YMCA for over 30 years. Bob was actively involved in his community and was past President and past Worthy President of the North Adams Eagles. He was a life member of the Greylock Community Club and the Adams Mountain Club. He was an active member of the Frank R. Stiles Post 125 American Legion and a member as well as employed at the Stamford Valley Golf Course. He loved the Red Sox, the New England Patriots and the Boston Celtics and was an avid golfer and card player.
Survivors include his sister Lois Fachini and his sisters-in-law, Lynn Upton, Theresa Upton and Rose Upton and brother-in-law, Robert Witherell a as well as nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. He was pre-deceased by four sisters, Gertrude Adkins, Elizabeth Witherell, Madeline Bliss and Gloria Beals and six brothers,Harold, Donald, Kenneth, Leo, Edward and Walter Upton.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Bob Upton will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in North Adams. Burial will follow in the Veteran’s Section of Southview Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday, November 1 from 4-7p.m. at the Flynn and Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPEL, 521 West Main Street North Adams, MA. Donations may be made to Pop Cares in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit