Name     Robert R. Roulusonis
      January 26, 1946 - February 14, 2021
Service Information     See attached notice
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Robert R. Roulusonis, 75, of Lynn, formerly of Cambridge and originally of the West End in Boston, Massachusetts, took his leave on February 14, 2021, after one week of entertaining the essential frontline troops of the North Shore Medical Center in Salem.
He was the devoted son of the late Josephine (Giuseppina Violanda Puliatti) of Roccalumera, Sicily, and Alexander Roulusonis of Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA; the loving, pesky older brother to Janet and her husband Anthony Andon; loving father and drill sergeant to offspring Susan Roulusonis Pione, Kelley Josephine Roulusonis, and Robert A. Roulusonis and his wife Lindsay; and gentle grandfather to Deren Parisi and Brendan Pione.
Major Bob (prior enlisted – E-6) was retired from the U.S. Post Office in South Boston, and former Army Ranger. “Mr. 442” loved his automobiles, racing his ’66 or ‘67 Oldsmobile 442s at the New England Dragway and enjoying retirement in his classic Lincoln Town Cars. He could fix anything and always had projects waiting for him, whether its was the neighbors’ cars in the driveway or the stack of broken hairdryers in the hall closet. If you needed anything, he had it; if he didn’t, he would stock up. Need a carriage bolt? He had them. Need a toaster oven? What color? Need a light bulb? Incandescent, LED, halogen, or fluorescent – and what size? He had the tools for any job, because you always need the right tools to get the job done.
He had a reason for everything and would always take the time to explain it.
On holidays, while hating taking anything for himself, he always showed up with a sack of gadgets (and a prepared demonstration) for everyone. He was a brilliant and funny storyteller and he knew how to command an audience. Nobody told a story like Bob, and because of him everyone has a “Bob” story – or six, at least.
He surrounded his life and the lives of those around him with music. Literally. He loved driving around with the windows down and the good old Doo-Wop and Motown blaring, or playing his jukebox in the garage that faced out to the driveway. He shared his music in emails to his friends and whatever song lyrics needed singing out at any given time. And the man had soul. A family or social gathering was always highlighted by Bob leading his family to take over the dance floor. He shared and encouraged that love of music so much that there is not just one song that will remind anyone of Bob, but literally thousands, and that music will always keep him here with us.
In lieu of flowers, please follow Major Bob’s example, and take care of the people around you.
And remember: the toilet paper should always come from the top of the roll, because it’s 3 inches closer that way.
The Memorial Service is online only: Wednesday, 2/24, 7PM EST for slideshow tribute and 8PM for the Service. Instructions: visit his memorial website at www.Mr442.com