Robert E. Lillie Jr.

ATHOL — Robert E. Lillie Jr., 76, of Athol, died Thursday, May 11, 2017, at home.

Mr. Lillie was born Nov. 19, 1940, in Gardner, the son of the late Robert E. Sr. and the late Marion (Hastings) Lillie. 

He served in the Air Force in the Vietnam War from 1960 to 1964. He was employed by the L.S. Starrett Tool Co. as a grinder. Robert had previously worked at G.E.

He enjoyed walking, feeding birds and his house plants, and going on the computer.

He is survived by two sisters, Betty Minty and Barbara Strom and her husband Robert, all of Athol; many nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 24, at 11 a.m., in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, with Rev. Jay Lillie officiating. Burial with full Military Honors will follow in Silver Lake Cemetery.

A calling hour will be Wednesday, May 24, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home.

To leave an online condolence please visit

Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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