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39 South Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Phone: (518) 664-4500
Fax: (518) 664-3046
Robert Linehan

Robert "DD" Linehan

Sunday, October 18th, 1925 - Monday, December 31st, 2018
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MECHANICVILLE - Robert “DD” Linehan, 93, died Monday, Dec. 31st, at home, after a brief illness. A native and lifelong resident of Mechanicville, born Oct. 18, 1925, son of the late Denis and Irene Russom Linehan, he was a 1943 graduate of Mechanicville High School. A month after graduation, Bob enlisted in the US Navy, serving as a Petty Officer 1st class Machinist Mate on LST 1004 in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. During the Korean War, he served as an Engineman 1st class aboard the carrier USS Wright in the Mediterranean. From 1946 until his retirement in 1986, Bob was a locomotive engineer for the Boston and Maine Railroad in Mechanicville, a profession the thoroughly enjoyed. Bob also enjoyed spending summers at his camp at Hedges Lake in Cambridge, NY where he made lifelong friends. After retirement, Bob enjoyed smoking his pipe and watching the neighborhood from his chair in his garage. A communicant of All Saints on the Hudson Church, Bob served as an altar boy during his youth.
His wife of 46 years, Veronica Fruci Linehan died in 1997.
Survivors include his daughter and son in law Susan and Thomas Beaumont of Southborough, MA, grandson Colin Beaumont of Cambridge, MA, two sisters Sister Mary Denise Linehan of Latham and Helen DeVito of Arlington, TX, sisters in law Tookie DeVito and Laura Welch both of Mechanicville, brother in laws Dominick Fruci of Mechanicville and Mickey DeVito of Arlington, TX along with many nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors and caregivers with whom he shared his unique sarcastic sense of humor. The family would like to extend their gratitude to his caregivers over the past 7 years including Tracy, Renee, Scott, Anna, Kim, Ashleigh, Marge, Erin and Crystal who enabled Bob to remain in his home until his death.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Jan 5th at 10 AM at All Saints on the Hudson Church, 121 No. Main St., Mechanicville. Burial with military honors to follow at St, Paul’s Cemetery.
Calling hours at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville on Friday Jan 4 from 4-7 PM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospitality House TC Inc, 271 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206 in memory of Bob Linehan.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, Inc.
    39 South Main Street
    Mechanicville, NY 12118
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 10:00am
    All Saints On The Hudson South Church
    121 North Main Street
    Mechanicville, NY 12118
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  • Interment

    St. Paul's Cemetery
    Harris Avenue
    Mechanicville, NY 12118
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John & Caryl Mayo

Posted at 07:32pm
Dear Sue Tom & Colin our deepest sympathy during this time. we know you have many memories from the many trips to Mechanicsville over the many years! I’m sure each visit was so special to your Dad! Love & Hugs to you all

Tracy Kohls

Posted at 03:43pm
You were absolutely one of a kind and I will miss you terribly. it was an honor to care for you and keep you home where you were so happy. You became so much more to me than a client but family. I will miss all your stories, sense of humor and quick wit. just like you said “friends forever, promise” Love you always!!

John & Linda Vandenburgh

Posted at 11:40am
DD you will be deeply missed. Our love and prayers go out to your family. I will miss our stories of the railroad. RIP

RMCS M. Lynett U.S. Navy (Ret)

Posted at 10:58am
Shipmate you stand relieved….we have the watch. Ring the Ship’s Bell: Engineman Petty Officer 1st class Linehan departing.

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