Robert F. ‘Bobby’ Kerr
1951 – 2010
BOW, N.H. — Robert F. “Bobby” Kerr of Bow, N.H., died Jan. 10, surrounded by loved ones, after a two year battle with cancer. He was an extraordinary individual who will be greatly missed by many.
The fourth child of William Daniel and Eleanor P. (Donnelly) Kerr of Saxonville, Mass., Bobby was born Dec. 9, 1951, in Framingham, Mass. He grew up and went to school in Saxonville, Mass. He worked for Continental Baking Co. making Wonder Bread and Hostess products. He was elected president and CEO of the Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Union, Local 348, representing bakery and candy factories throughout the Northeastern United States.
He later graduated from the George Meaney Labor Institute in Washington and was appointed as an International Union Representative, representing workers throughout the United States and Canada. In both representative capacities, his main objective was to better the job conditions and benefits of his members. He retired in 2000.
He had a wonderful sense of humor, good carpentry skills, a firm dedication to family, delicious cooking, an undying loyalty to both the Red Sox and the Patriots, and a love of beer. Some of his favorite times were those spent with friends and family around the campfire and at the ocean of Old Orchard Beach.
He was a communicant of St. Peter’s Church in Concord, N.H., and volunteered at their St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.
He is survived by his loving wife, Susan Bergeron Kerr from Auburn; son, Robert Kerr, daughter-in-law, Dorancy Kerr, and granddaughters, Patricia and Amybeth Kerr, all of Framingham, Mass.; his daughter, Amanda Kerr of Florida; his siblings include his sister, Danealle Bittle and her husband, Richard, of Bow, N.H., sister, Patricia Brady and her husband, James, of Foxboro, Mass., brother, Daniel Kerr of Framingham, Mass., brother, James Kerr and his wife, Donna, of Framingham, Mass., and brother, William Kerr and his wife, Patricia, of Arizona; and 32 loving nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his parents; and a nephew, Brian Kerr of Framingham, Mass.

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