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“Dear Fran,I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy who always made all of us laugh. His dad Percy gave my father his first haircut and he...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Christopher Connolly - MA

“Dear Frannie,We love you dearly and we are so sorry that you have lost Bob, the love of your life. We watched you care for him in so many ways,...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Marie Keefe - Duxbury, MA

“Frannie, We are terribly sorry for your loss and equally sorry we were unable to be there for you today due to a medical procedure. We always enjoyed...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Jerry and Mary Morreale - MA

“Bob was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed by many. He and Fran always made us feel like family. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Eunice and Johnny Milliken - MA

“Dear Fran,I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was such a good neighbor and I will miss chatting with him "over the fence". May your many years of...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Marilyn Hodges - FRAMINGHAM, MA

“Dear Frankie & Tom, We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories you are blessed to have with him. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Cheryl Buscemi - Waltham, MA

“Dear Frannie, We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing! We have fond memories of times at the pool at Garden Grove and many visits to get haircuts!...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Julie Baxter - Wilmington,, DE

“Dear Fran, My heartfelt condolences to you for the passing of Bob. When the person you are closest to is gone, hold on to their memories and know...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Diane Lyons MacKay - Tewksbury, MA

“Bob was a wonderful uncle and friend. Always sharp as a tack and having a great wit, he was a joy to be around. I remember fondly those days in the...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: John Connors - Waltham, MA

“Although I hadn’t seen him in many years, Bob was a long time friend leaving me with fond memories. May he RIP. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Leslie (Larosee, Dwyer) Marshall

“Our sincere condolences to Frannie and Tommy. Bob will be surely missed. It won't be the cousins without him but we have some great memories. Much...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Marjorie Perfetuo - Family

“I will always treasure hearing Bob's stories and his ability to make people around him laugh. His love of life was contagious. You always got some...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Billy Connors

“Dear Robin & StephenMy sympathy to you and all of your family... The years have flownby...but the memories live on....hang on to the happy ones. ...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: peggy cleary - Newton, MA

“My thoughts and prayers to you Fran, and family.May strength help you thru this very heartbreaking time. May he RIP, and fly with the angels. Lord...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: leigh miller - waltham, MA

“Fran, we are so sorry for your loss, we know it is a great one. We love you and Rest In Peace Bob! ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Derek and Marlowe - Friend

“May you Rest In Peace bob , you were one of a kind always happy and smiling .you will be missed by all who knew you ❤Heartfelt condolences to...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Robin Lyons - Hudson, MA - Friend


Robert W. Trundle, of Framingham, died on Friday, August 28, 2020 at his home. He was 81 years old.

Bob was born in Newton on October 1, 1938 to the late Percy and Christina (Ross) Trundle. Raised in Newton with his three siblings, he joined the United States Navy in 1956 upon his graduation from Newton High School.

After his discharge he began his long and successful career back home as a barber. A well-known and much loved fixture in his shop, originally Community Barbers in Newton Corner and later Trundle's Hair Trends in Waltham, where he quickly became a familiar face and friend to many in the community.

When he wasn't standing behind the barber's chair, Bob and the love of his life Frannie, embarked on many worldwide adventures. During their sixty-eight cruises, they traveled to many destinations, both warm and cold, creating many loving, happy memories. He also enjoyed trips to the casino where he enjoyed good food, great laughs, and even better dancing. Bob and Fran enjoyed a special and loving relationship throughout a 35 year marriage and again, at their 25th anniversary expressed their love for each other by renewing their marriage vows while on a Caribbean Cruise.

Bob was a man with many hobbies and talents, lived life to the fullest and loved his dogs, Dakota, Bianca, and Evie. As a young man he was an avid sled-dog racer and cared for forty plus dogs at his kennel in Lancaster, treating each and every canine as if they were family. He was also a wonderful chef and loved whipping up one of his creations in the kitchen or on the grill during the Holidays and at numerous family gatherings.

Bob was an active member of the community and was a member of the Newton Elks Club for more than sixty years. He was a resident of Waltham before moving to Framingham in 1997. He was a light-hearted man that appreciated the wonderful gifts life gave him.

He leaves his beloved wife, Frances A. (Lombardi), his children, Thomas W. Trundle (Kara Jones) of Simi Valley, California, Robin Fenwick of Worcester, and Stephen Trundle of Clinton, his grandchildren, Kaitlyn Trundle, Elizabeth Carlson, Owen York, Samantha and Margaret Fenwick, Tristan, Braeden, and Kenley Trundle, his great-grandson, Bentley Carlson, his siblings, Edward Trundle of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Patricia Reed of Canton. He also leaves his mother-in-law, Geraldine Lombardi, and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles Lombardi (Dianne), Marie Millian (Robert), Linda Connors (Joseph), and Jerome Lombardi (Keeley), and many nieces, nephews and their families.

He was also the brother of the late Jane Ellis.

Family and friends will honor and remember Bob's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, September 8th from 4 to 7 p.m. His funeral service will be private.