Marstons Mills - Robert Isaac Huskins passed away October 29, 2018, surrounded by his loving family and his two beloved dogs, Heidi and Oliver after a short, brave battle with cancer. He was born in Newton, Mass. May 2, 1935, to Lewis Churchill Huskins and Mary Burns Huskins. He graduated from Newton High in 1954.
He worked on his father’s lobster boat out of Boston Harbor and then joined the Coast Guard in 1955 and served till 1960. He worked for the Buzzard Bay Gas Company for many years as well as Hyannis Marine. He started his own painting and wallpapering company which he ran for many years and retired in the early 1990’s.
He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Tillman Huskins and son Ronald, and daughters Carole Mayo Shepard and Catherine Virginia Huskins. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his daughter, Cheryl Ann Wilson, and his brother, Lewis C. Huskins Jr.
He had many hobbies and interests. He especially loved gardening, restoring old motorcycles and cars, sailing, woodworking and hiking. He was a member of the Adirondack League Club and enjoyed summers in the Adirondacks.
Visiting Hours will be at John Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Rd., Marstons Mills, MA from 3-5 p.m. Friday, November 2, 2018. Burial will be private at a future date. A celebration of life will be held in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice or a charity of one’s choice.