Re: Trueman Joseph Morris family

Robert I. Boothroyd, 85
NEWBURYPORT - Robert Irving Boothroyd, 85, longtime Newburyport resident, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011.
He was the son of the late Marion V. (Armstrong) and Irving H. Boothroyd of Amesbury. By his side were his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth Thelma (Morris) Boothroyd and his four daughters, Thea Gove of Amesbury, Karen Magee of Raleigh, N.C., Rochelle L'Italien of Exeter, N.H., and Renee Boothroyd of Pittsboro, N.C.
Bob was a proud U.S. Air Force Veteran, and worked as a lineman with New England Telephone for nearly 30 years. After retirement, he was a devoted volunteer at Anna Jaques Hospital throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Bob maintained a lifelong interest in aviation, history, weather, and nature, and had a soft-spoken devotion to family and friends. He will always be remembered for his quick wit, smile, and charm.
Bob's influence, wisdom, and ideas will live on in so many lives, including his son-in-laws, Joe Magee of Raleigh, N.C., and Andre Dalrymple of Pittsboro, N.C., and especially his grandchildren, Christine and Katherine Magee, Derek and Wesley L'Italien and their father, Rodney L'Italien; and great-grandchild, Emily Magee, to whom he was a devoted mentor. At the home, Bob will be particularly missed by his constant companions, cats, Blackie and Wolfie.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2 at the Star of the Sea Church, 18 Beach Road, Salisbury. Immediately following, friends and family are invited from noon to 2 p.m. to a gathering at Striper's Grill, 175 Bridge Road, Salisbury. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust,, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076; or the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society,, 63 Elm St., Salisbury, MA 01952. A springtime burial and a memorial to remember and celebrate Bob's life will be announced at a later time by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green St., Newburyport. Online condolences may be made at
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Daily News of Newburyport, The (MA) - Tuesday, March 1, 2011