Robert William “Bobby” Trainor, age 50, of Littleton, Massachusetts passed away surrounded by his loving family on March 11, 2023 after a long fight against Glioblastoma.
Bobby is predeceased by his brother David Michael Trainor, and his grandparents Robert C. Learmonth and Anne M. Learmonth.
He is survived by his loving son, David Patrick Trainor of Littleton, MA; parents Janice and George Trainor of Littleton, MA; siblings Kathleen Nader (Jonathan) of Littleton, MA, Nancy Hyam (Wayne) of Hudson, NH, Sheila Capone-Wulsin (Winthrop) of Lowell, MA, Julie Trainor (David Tillman) of Littleton, MA, and Michael Trainor of Littleton, MA; nieces Jennifer Hochard of Leominster, MA, Theresa Nader of Leominster, MA, Christie Kennedy of Southampton, MA, Sophia Wulsin of Lowell, MA, Ericka Hyam of Lowell, MA, and Kimberly Crane of Paxton, MA; nephews Jonathan Nader of Littleton, MA, Alexander R. Capone of Westford, MA, David Capone of Kaiserlautern, Germany, Jesse Hyam of Granby, CT, Jared Hyam of Dracut, MA, Jackson Hyam of Hudson, NH, and David Trainor of Littleton, MA; grandniece Zoe Hochard of Leominster, MA, and grandnephews Alexander M. Capone of Westford, MA, Eric Hochard of Leominster, MA, and Damien Nader of Leominster, MA. He will forever be missed by his lifelong friends, Debbi-Ann Sebastian of Shirley, MA and Daniel Tervo of Ashby, MA.
Born on January 16, 1973, Bobby grew up in Littleton, MA and was a proud union painter with IUPAT District Council 35 in Roslindale, MA.
Bobby loved fishing anywhere with his son David, Lake Matawanakee, Cape Cod, the mountains and coast of Oregon, and snowmobiling in Maine. He was a huge Jeff Gordon NASCAR fan, always cheered on the New England Patriots, and loved the music of James Taylor, Garth Brooks, The Grateful Dead, Chris Stapleton, and Ozzy Osborne. Bobby was very proud of his Scottish heritage and regularly attended the Highland Games in Lincoln, New Hampshire. Weekday mornings, you could often find him sharing coffee and stories with his buddies at “The Peach” in Littleton, and on Saturdays it was usually a flea market and a stop at Westlawn Cemetery to visit his brother David’s gravesite.
Bobby deeply loved his family, and was frequently in the crowd at sports and performance events supporting his nieces, nephews, grandnephews and grandniece.
He fought the many health battles in his life with the strength and grit of a Viking, was eternally grateful to his sister Julie who donated her kidney in his 2016 transplant, and was always there no matter what for the people he loved.
At the age of 28, Bobby’s whole world changed when he became a father to David Patrick. David was the light of his life, his reason for being the best person he could be, and even at 21 years old was his “Baby”.
A rare human being, he will be forever loved and missed by his family and friends.
Visiting hours will be held at Blessed Trinity Parish - St. Anne Church, 75 King St., Littleton, MA on Thursday, March 16th from 4 - 7 p.m. Bobby’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Trinity Parish - St. Anne Church on Friday, March 17th at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Westlawn Cemetery, Littleton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 (www.dana-farber.org) or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org)
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
P.O. Box 849168, Boston MA 02284-9168
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105