He leaves his devoted wife of 32 years, Kathleen (Tobin) Chipman; his loving children, Melissa Murphy and her husband Brian of Hudson, James Chipman of Northborough, Samantha Butera and her husband Peter of Somerville, and Robert W. Chipman III of Northborough; his mother, Irene Chipman of Marlborough; three sisters, Candy Loughlin of Marlborough, Cindy Loughlin of Marlborough, and Debra Root of Maine; and his grandson, Andrew Murphy. Bob also leaves nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Born in Portland, Maine, son of the late Robert W. Chipman, he lived in Northborough for most of his life. He graduated from Algonquin Regional High School.
Bob owned and operated Waterhouse Stone and Landscape. He enjoyed golfing and the outdoors. He was a great storyteller, and was well known for his good sense of humor.
His funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, Nov. 26 in St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 West Main St., with burial in Howard Street Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made at www.support.shrinershospitals.org.
For online condolences or directions, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.