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“Dianne & Family,I am so very sorry for your loss. May your memories and love keep him in your hearts forever. Know that he will be with you always....Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Stacy Heiber - Worcester, MA

“I just don't know what to say to all of you because it so real that it seems unreal. I remember when you and Gordon would come to visit my Mom/Dad. ...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: teresa Gentile Sauro - newton, MA

“Lauren, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time . ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Leslie Zonghetti - Framingham, MA

“Gordon was a true friend and will be missed by all. Betty Ann was my very first playmate, I think we have known each other since we were 3 yrs. old!...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Pat & Don Rowean - Poway, CA

“I sorry to hear about Gordon. Such a nice man. Ken ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Ken Cowan - Wilmot, NH - Friend

“Though our grateful nation mourns with you in your loss, we can only feel a small part of the loss you are experiencing.Your loved one will always be...Read More »
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Gordon McPherson Gober, 85, of Shrewsbury, MA passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017. Gordon was born on March 3, 1931 in Tuscaloosa, AL to the late Oscar Gober and Candis (Smith) Gober.
Gordon loved his country and was most proud of his service in the U.S. Army, retiring after 22 years of distinguished service. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War and received many medals including: Army Commendation, Meritorious Service, Bronze Star, and the Legion of Merit. Following his retirement from the Army, he was Food Service Director at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA until his retirement in 1990. Gordon loved family and travel and was most happy when combining the two.
Gordon is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth (Passarini) Gober of 56 years; his three children Lauren (Gober) Jennette, husband Steven Jennette, Gordon Gober Jr., wife Patricia (Page) Gober and Dianne Gober; his two grandchildren Brian Richards, wife Erin (MacMackin) Richards, and Zachary Gober; great grandchild Hudson Gober, and mother Shannon (Lindberg); sisters Lois (Gober) Norris, Joyce (Gober) Norris, half-sister Leona (Reed) Carroll, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother James Gober, sister Mary (Gober) Townsend, and half-brothers Charles Reed and Ellis Reed Jr.
Gordon was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. He was a man of integrity, a role model, and a true patriot, who will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
A Funeral Service will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Thursday, March 9th at 12:30 pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 pm. Interment with Military Honors will be held at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Needham.