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Robert J. Haas, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, July 10th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), REVERE, for Robert J. Haas, Jr. who died most unexpectedly while vacationing at Block Island, R.I. on Sunday July 2nd. His funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11th immediately followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. The public is advised to report directly to St. Anthony’s Church on Tuesday, July 11th at 11:00 a.m.

Former Mayor Haas was born in Melrose & raised, educated & lived his entire life in Revere. An alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1963, he was also an alumnus of Northeastern University, Class of 1974, securing his Bachelor in Business Administration in 1974 & continuing on for a Bachelor’s in Finance in 1978. Over the years, “Bob” has immersed himself into the life & heart of Revere, affiliating himself with many fraternal & social organizations & endeavors. Early in his career, he was a member of the Revere Jaycees. He was Charter President of the Revere Jaycees & was awarded “One of the Outstanding Young Men of America”. A long-time member of the Revere Rotary Club, he was awarded their Paul Harris Fellow Award, the highest commendation given by Rotary International. He was also a co-founder and organizer of the Revere Chamber of Commerce. For over 30 years, he has been a devotee of the Holy Name Society at St. Anthony’s Parish & an ardent supporter of the 100 Club of Massachusetts, Revere Chapter. Also & most recently Bob was among a group reorganizing & reinventing the Revere Council 179 of the Knights of Columbus. He was also given honorary membership in the Revere Lodge of Elks #1171, the Revere Loyal Order of the Moose #1272, the American Legion Post #61 of Revere & the Revere Boys Club. He would begin his working career at First National Shawmut Bank of Boston from 1964-1972, then onto Union Petroleum Corp. from 1972-1973 & then and still the proprietor & operator of Haas Business Forms from 1974-2017. His political career began in 1979 as Councilor-at-large & serving for 12 consecutive years. After a hiatus, he returned in 2003 as councilor at-large serving until his untimely death on July 2nd, 2017. Bob’s remarkable term as Mayor began in 1992 & ended with his fourth term in 2000.

He is the beloved husband of 50 years to Juanita M. (Brandariz) Haas and the devoted father of Jennifer M. Haas & John R. Coyne of Revere, Rachel M. Shanley of Revere & Robert J. Haas, III & his wife, Jennifer of Winthrop. He is the cherished Papa to Brayden, Luca & Noah. He is the dear brother to Sheila A. Arsenault & her husband Arthur T. of Chelsea, Judy A. Cotter & her husband, William of Gilford, N.H. & the late Edward J. Haas. He is also lovingly survived by his brother-in-law, Ramon M. Brandariz & his wife, Anna of Billerica. Bobby is also survived by an aunt & many nephews, nieces and cousins.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, July 10th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, July 11th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere
(Please meet directly at Church)

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Revere Society for Cultural & Historic Preservation, 108 Beach St., Revere, MA 02151.

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  1. MARIE HENNESSEY
    Jul 24 2017

    So sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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