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Robert D. Norberg, Sr.

March 1, 1961 — April 27, 2024

Walpole

Robert D. Norberg, Sr.

Robert “Bob” Norberg Sr., age 63, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 27, 2024, while at his home in Walpole, Massachusetts.

 

Bob was born on March 1, 1961, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Major William Norberg and Marie (Duggan) O’Brien. He spent his first years of childhood traveling the country as an Army brat, and ultimately found his home in East Walpole, MA – God’s Country. Bob spent his childhood on Pilgrim Way with his family and his dearest friends. He called Walpole home for the rest of his life. 

 

Bob met his first love, Robin (née Monahan), while he attended Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, MA. Bob spoke frequently about how it all started on that first blind date, and to this day you will find a picture of Robin from those years on the background of his phone. Bob and Robin built a life together over 48 years, centered around their family and friends who kept a continuous flow through the revolving door at the family homestead on Mass Ave. 

 

Bob graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont in 1983 and spent three memorable years on the Panthers football team. He would famously inspire his teammates with the mantra; “We may be small, but we’re as slow as any big team.” He missed his junior season to be with his second love, the city of Paris, seeing the world and occasionally attending classes. 

 

From there, Bob embarked on a long career in commercial real estate in Boston but never forgot his roots mowing lawns years earlier at the venerated Windsor Gardens in Norwood, MA. He achieved success while creating lasting friendships and memories at BlackRock and AEW, where he was beloved by his peers and those he mentored.

 

Bob’s true passions were his community and, above all, his family. He coached Walpole Pop Warner football, including the inaugural season of the Mighty Mites E-Team squad, and was President of both Walpole Little League and Youth Football. He will go down in history to a generation of Pop Warner players who excitedly anticipated the one night each season that Bob ended practice feeding his team with a trunkful of Chinese food from Mandarin Cuisine. Bob was a ubiquitous presence at the fields, courts, and watering holes in and around Walpole. He loved being there with Robin, their five children, and the countless friends, teammates, and parents he called his People. 

 

Carrying on his legacy are Robin and the beautiful family they built: Robert Norberg Jr, and his wife Christine White, of Dover; Elizabeth Triantafilles, and her husband Demetrios, of Walpole; Bryan Norberg, and his wife Justyna, of Walpole and Tczew, Poland; Christopher Norberg of Walpole; and Holly Norberg, and her partner Benjamin Collins, of Foxboro. 

Bob relished his role as “Dampa” to his four grandsons, John, Thomas, Leo, and Duggan, and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his first two granddaughters due within weeks of each other later this year. 

Bob was the lifelong best friend, trusted confidante, and all-around rock for his siblings William Norberg Jr., Laura Lee Norberg, and Julia O’Brien. He valued the counsel and support of his stepfather, Jim O’Brien, throughout his life. 

 

Bob is without a doubt looking down on his People, joined up above by those most important to him: his parents and treasured brother-in-law, Tim Monahan. We know Bob brought the Bloodies.

 

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Robert's Life Celebration on Thursday, May 9th, 2024, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole, on Friday, May 10, 2024, at 10:00 AM.  Mass Live Stream  Interment will follow at the Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Robert's name may be made to Walpole Scholarship Foundation at P.O. Box 58, East Walpole, MA 02032 or by visiting https://www.walpolescholarshipfoundation.org/

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Life Celebration

Thursday, May 9, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home

48 Common St, Walpole, MA 02081

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, May 10, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Blessed Sacrament Church

10 Diamond St, Walpole, MA 02081

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