Robert J. Symes

December 3, 1966 ~ February 20, 2022 (age 55)


Robert Joseph Symes, 55, died February 20, 2022 at his home in Nashua.

Born in Brockport, New York on December 3, 1966 and he was the son of Christine (Edwin) Lavelle of Chelmsford and the late John “Jack” Symes. He grew up in Spencerport, NY and moved to Chelmsford, Massachusetts when he was 11 years old. He graduated from Chelmsford High School.

For many years, Robert was employed as a delivery driver for Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola Company and Blue Rhino, but previously owned and operated the Domino’s pizza franchise in Hudson, NH.

Despite being born in New York, Bob was a wicked New England fan. He loved all NE teams and often had statistics & interesting facts to share. He was always planning a party to celebrate the next big game, which made it clear how much he wanted to be surrounded by his friends and family while enjoying the things he loved. He loved music, movies, and comedy, and could always be seen singing or quoting a line from one of his favorite songs or movies. Most of all, he loved his friends, family, and children.

He loved to fish, play poker, golf, ski, and volunteer. He loved hiking Mount Modnadnock with his kids and he volunteered to coach a kindergarten baseball team for his first son while he simultaneously owned & operated a Domino’s Pizza franchise with his then-wife Melissa. He loved doing things with his kids, from taking impromptu day trips to simply staying in and watching movies. He loved to be outside, no matter the season, encouraging others to smile and feel the fresh air.

Robert is survived by his five children, Katrina, Benjamin, Jenifer, and twins Joel & Jessica; his siblings, John Symes of Merrimack, Michelle Buckjune of Rindge, NH, Adam Lavelle of Dunstable, MA, Andy Lavelle of Nashua, NH, Kimberly Baravecchio and Diana Wiser of Florida. He is also survived by his three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and his former wife Melissa (Nikolaj) McMahon.

Relatives and friends are invited to Robert’s visitation on Wednesday, April 27th from 4 until 6 PM at ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. His family plans follow his wishes, and scatter his cremated remains. 

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April 27, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Rochette Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 Kinsley Street
Nashua, NH 03060

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