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Robert J. Mitchell passed away peacefully on May 2, 2016 at Concord Hospice House.
He was born on June 7, 1934 in Boston, Mass. The son of John and Bridget Mitchell formerly of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Bob grew up in Somerville, Mass. with his eight brothers and one sister. He attended St. Ann's School and Somerville High School. Graduated from Suffolk University with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Bob served in the U.S. Army 11th Airborne stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska. He completed 50 jumps during his service.
He had a long and successful career as an insurance professional with several insurance carriers, including over 30 years at The Travelers.
He lived in Reston, Va., Ellington, Conn. and Londonderry, N.H. before retiring to the shadows of Mt. Monadnock.
He was an avid four season hiker. Climbed all forty-eight 4,000 foot mountains in New Hampshire at least once. Had several successful winter ascents of Mt. Washington. His love for climbing mountains continued well into his sixties with an ascent of Mt. Katahdin via the Knifes Edge and a technical multi-pitch rock climb of Whitestone Ledge in North Conway. When he was not climbing mountains, he enjoyed reading, gardening, and listening to his Frank Sinatra collection.
He is survived by his beautiful wife married for 49 years, Shirley A. Mitchell, son, James Robert and his wife, Jacqueline and their daughter, Kylie of Hancock. Pop-Pop you will be greatly missed.
Bob will be celebrated at a private gathering of family and friends. There are no calling hours or public mass service scheduled. Cremation arrangements handled by Cournoyer Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bob Mitchell's name be sent to either Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, N.H. 03301 or Appalachian Mountain Club-Trails Fund, 5 Joy Street, Boston, Mass. 02108.
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