Waltham—Mr. Anthony R. "Bobby" Lombardo, of Waltham, died on Saturday, May 1, 2021 in Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He was 61 years old.
Bobby was born in Boston on November 2, 1959 to the late William and Veronica (O'Brien) Lombardo. Raised in Waltham, he moved to Lincoln Street when he was a child and had been a resident ever since. He graduated from Waltham High School with the Class of 1977 and continued his studies at Mass Bay Community College and Coyne Electrical School.
He had worked as an electrician at the Raytheon Corporation, with the IBEW Local 103, and most recently at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he made many friends and acquaintances.
Bobby was a man of many interests and talents, but above all, he loved his family. He and his beloved wife, Cynthia, were never far from one another and the pair made a wonderful team. From yard work to projects around the house to fun activities on family vacations, the two did everything together.
He had a love of music and his classic vinyl albums filled his home with his favorite tunes. Bobby and Cynthia also enjoyed yearly vacations to Salisbury Beach where the cottage overlooking the beach brought him peace, light, joy and refreshment.
In addition to his beloved wife, Cynthia J. (Cantone), he leaves his children, Melissa A. Lombardo of Roslindale, Anthony M. Lombardo (Carolyn) of Waltham, Brian E. Lombardo of Framingham, Danielle M. Lombardo of Waltham, and Kimberly J. Lombardo (Eric Escobar) of Waltham; his granddaughter, Victoria Lombardo; his siblings, Diana Lombardo of Henderson, Nevada, Thomas Lombardo (Patricia) of Waltham, Deborah Tallini (David) of North Reading, Annette Robertson (late Dwight "Bucky") of Framingham, Laura Fleury (late Wayne) of Tewksbury, Janet McDevitt (William) of Manchester, New Hampshire, William Lombardo of Maynard and John Lombardo (Jayne) of Hudson; his mother-in-law, Martha Rice of Deerfield Beach, Florida and several nieces, nephews, and their families.
He was also a son-in-law of the late Gaetano Cantone.
Family and friends will honor and remember Bobby's life by gathering for calling hours on Thursday, May 6th from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday morning at 11 a.m. in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.
A note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:
During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.
Telephone your friend to offer words of love and support, give them a virtual hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.
These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.
When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.
It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.
Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in some places of worship may also be private.
Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.
During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance.
Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.