Robert M. MacGregor was born in New York in 1917. In Rye his family lived on Rye Beach Ave and were members of the Presbyterian Church. Robert enlisted in U.S. Army during World War II.
Enlistment Date: 23 Sep 1942
MacGREGOR, Robert Malcom
Robert Malcolm MacGregor, 89, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (April 24, 2007). He was born in Mt. Vernon, NY and grew up in Rye, NY, the only child of Charles Malcolm & Ina Hubbard MacGregor. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Jane MacGregor.
He was a 1938 graduate of Dartmouth College as an English major. He served as an Army Staff Sergeant during World War II, landing at Omaha Beach 1944 on D-Day plus one with the 3204 QMSC Company A.
After over 30 years at Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance, he retired as Director of Special Promotions. Earning the Eagle Scout Award as a boy, he carried his love of nature and camping with his family on many treasured vacations. He was an avid sportsman, excelling in tennis and skiing in his youth and loved to golf in later years. In retirement he enjoyed his cottage on Cape Cod with his wife and family and was active with many carpentry projects. He enjoyed watching all sports, stamp collecting, crossword puzzles, and playing Bridge with his partners at Village Gate in Farmington. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Hartford and served on Trustees, Deacons, and as Financial Secretary.
He is survived by his daughter Laurie MacGregor and her husband David Hawkins of Groveton, NH; and by his son Robert MacGregor, Jr. and his wife, Sheila of West Hartford; and his two grandsons, David & Scott MacGregor. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, caring parent and grandfather, competitor in sports and loyal friend to his companions. He had a sharp wit with a wry sense of humor and endured many physical challenges in his later years.
A private memorial service for the family is planned at the First Baptist Memorial Garden in West Hartford. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Memorial Fund, 90 N. Main St. West Hartford, CT 06107 or to a favorite charity of the donor's choice.
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Published in Hartford Courant from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2007.