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Robert Edward Pobiedzinski Sr.

May 16, 1942 ~ June 5, 2022 (age 80)

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BEVERLY – Mr. Robert Edward Pobiedzinski Sr., 80 of Beverly, beloved husband of Gloria (Harrington) Pobiedzinski, died June 5th, 2022 at Beverly Hospital.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Michael and Etta (Wilson) Pobiedzinski. He was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1960. Proud of his polish heritage, he made many friends over the years and endeared himself to others through his keen sense of humor.  

Mr. Pobiedzinski began his professional career with the former Trusdale Company, which became Beverly Chemical Terminal Company having been employed for over 20 years as a Chemical Technician and General Manager. He matriculated to Borregaard Synthesis of Newburyport, where he worked for many years until the time of his retirement in 2005.

A loving and dedicated husband, father and “dziadzi”, Robert was truly a family man. He was happiest when spending time with those he loved most. He had a close familial relationship with all of his siblings and especially appreciated fishing with his brother. It was one of his favorite past times. Active in his family’s lives, he coached, volunteered and was past President of Beverly Girls Youth Softball as well as supporting them in all of their endeavors. He was an avid bowler and President of the Odd Couples Bowling League in Danvers. He relished time spent at the Willows and Winter Island in Salem and always looked forward to his trips to the Casino for “chicken wings”. He was a passionate New England sports fan and rarely missed a Patriots or Red Sox game. More recently, he looked forward to time spent at the Beverly Senior Center and at Parkinson Fitness, where he made many dear friends. Above all else, family was paramount in his life and Bob will be remembered for his devotion to his wife, children, grandchildren and siblings. He will be deeply missed.  

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Gloria (Harrington) Pobiedzinski of Beverly, his children, Robert Pobiedzinski Jr and his wife, Paula of Beverly, Doreen Godfrey and her husband, Thomas of S. Weymouth and Annemarie Marcheterre and her husband, David of Peabody, his grandchildren, Megan Pobiedzinski and Olivia Godfrey, his sister, Linda Hoffman and her husband, James of Tuftonboro, N.H., his sister-in-law, Trudy Pobiedzinski of Peabody, and several nieces, nephews and extended family. He was the God father of Joseph Pobiedzinski of Peabody and Tammy Harrington of Beverly. He was the grandfather of the late twins, Mary Margaret and Katherine Ann Pobiedzinski, brother of the late Helen Cipoletti, Mary Doyle and John Pobiedzinski Sr. and brother-in-law of the late Paul and Kathy Harrington, Michael Cipoletti Sr., and Edward Doyle.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Cabot St., Beverly, Friday, June 10th at 11 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Please meet directly at church. Burial in North Beverly Cemetery, Beverly. Visiting hours at O’Donnell Cremations – Funerals – Celebrations, 84 Washington Sq., (at Salem Common) SALEM, Thursday, June 9th from 4 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Robert’s memory to Parkinson Fitness – C/O Keith & Linda Hall, 46 Brittania Circle, Salem, MA 01970 or on line at To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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June 9, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations SALEM
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Funeral Mass
June 10, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
253 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

June 10, 2022

12:30 PM
North Beverly Cemetery
685 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915


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