Robert J. Byrne


Robert J. Byrne of Tisbury and formerly of Walpole and Cambridge, died Tuesday, July 16, surrounded by his family. He was 78.

Born in Boston on December 25, 1934, he was the son of the late James Byrne and Mildred (Brennan). He graduated from St. Mary High School in West Roxbury and Boston College.

Robert was a systems analyst for NSTAR, formerly Boston Edison, for over 40 years until his retirement in 1995. He was an avid Red Sox fan.

He was the loving father of Donna and her husband, Frank Whitehead, of Plainville, Katherine and her husband, Anthony Cordray, of West Tisbury, Lynda and her husband, Richard Hinkson Jr., of Norwood, and Mary Byrne and her husband, Mark Hinderlie, of Somerville. He was the dear brother of Margaret and her husband, Thomas Fitzgerald, of Reading, and the late Elizabeth, James, Edward, Thomas, and Jack Byrne; the cherished grandfather of Alex, Emily, Max, Victoria, Anna and Elizabeth; the former husband of Frances (Geogheghan) Byrne of Boston; and the uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 20, in Norwood. Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or at