LUNN, Robert Mitchell

LEXINGTON, MA – Robert Mitchell Lunn, 94, of Lexington, MA, died peacefully after a short illness on July 28, 2018. Born July 19, 1924 in St. Stephen, NB, Canada, he married the love of his life, Audrey Kathleen Groom, also born in St. Stephen, NB, Canada, who passed in September 2015. They were married for 68 years. Son of Helen Leone Hall and Oscar Lunn.

Robert graduated from University of Maine Orono 1944 at age of 19 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He went into the service following college and was a Seaman First Class in the US Navy during WWII. He worked for the St. Croix Paper Mill which later became Georgia-Pacific, Cochran Steam Specialty, Arthur D. Little, CTI Cryogenics, and Koch Processing. He held a patent for the Cryogenic Refrigerator plus many other patents. He worked at Cape Canaveral on liquid helium for the rocket program. He also supervised the building of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System silos. Audrey and Bob lived in Quincy, MA, until they bought land and built their own house in 1958 in Lexington.

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Bob is survived by his brother Howard and his wife Carol of Palm City, FL, currently living in MA; his son Howard and his wife Linda Richards; his daughter Linda and her husband Lenley Rafuse, and his son Mark and his wife Linda. He is also survived by his six grandchildren: Cheryl, John, Eric, Laura, Christopher, Peter, his step-granddaughter Ilean and step-great-grandson Dale. He will be greatly missed.

A small family ceremony at the Calais Cemetery will take place on October 27, 2018 at 10 a.m. All friends and family are welcome to attend.

A reception will follow at Humphreys’ Funeral Home located at 20 Marks St., St. Stephen, NB, Canada, at 12 noon Canadian time.