Robert J. Furtado, age 92 of Scituate, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on July 15, 2018 at South Shore hospital, while surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born July 8, 1926 in Cambridge Ma. to the late Isabelle and Manuel Furtado. He was a decorated World War II Veteran who fought for our country in the Navy Armed Guard, Army, and Air Force branches of our military. He was most proud of protecting troops from his station aboard the minesweeper the SS Clara Barton, while at Normandy during the invasion. After completing his military service, Bob married his sweetheart Eleanor (O’Brien) and moved to Quincy, Ma. Here he raised his family, became involved in his community, ran for senate, and began his service and lifelong career as a Quincy Police Detective. After retirement, Bob and Ellie lived in Manomet, Ma, Hudson, Florida and Twin Mountain, New Hampshire before settling back with family in Scituate, Ma. Bob loved his country, his family, and a good cup of Dunkin’ coffee while talking to anyone and everyone about the former. He could do anything, fix anything, and loved to putter in his home, garage and garden. Bob was always smiling, whistling, making up the words as he sang, loved to jitterbug with his wife in the kitchen, doted on his great granddaughters, counted the days until Christmas, (and put up the decorations in October, by the way) and loved watching “a good ball game”.
Bob will greet his predeceased son Robert Furtado and grandson Ryan Murphy. He leaves his wife of 70 years, Ellie, his daughter Gail (Murphy) O’Toole and her husband Lawrence O'Toole of Hingham, Grandchildren Kellie Murphy Roche of Scituate, Caitlin (Murphy) McKinney and her husband Daniel of Norwell, Robert Furtado, of Austin TX, Jennifer Furtado of Raleigh NC, Amanda Furtado of Derry, NH, and Great Grandchildren Jacquelyn and her fiancé Andrew, Cassandra, Reilly, Caroline and Leah. Services will be private