Monday, January 17, 2011

Memorial for Robert Emmet Dinsmore, 1979-2011

My brother, Robert Emmet Dinsmore, died in Phoenix Arizona, Sunday the 9th of January, 2011.

A native of Milton Massachusetts, who lived in the Boston area most of his life; Rob was just 31 years old.

Rob was survived by his daughter Shelby (age 8) in Montana, his brother Christopher (of Idaho), his mother Jane (of Arizona), his father Christopher (of Massachusetts), and a large and loving extended family in Massachusetts, Florida, New Hampshire, and New Jersey.

In his life Rob was a skilled cook (he hated chefs, but loved cooking); having worked at many restaurants over the years, as sous chef, chef de partie, and line cook. He loved the restaurant business, eventually rising to manage several restaurant kitchens, restaurants, and bars.

He loved all sports, all his life, but none more than baseball. A lifelong Red Sox fan, Celtics fan and Patriots fan; he had an unusual skill in sports trivia, and statistics.

It seemed he lived his life by the ideal "No better friend, no worse enemy"... a value instilled in him by a family he was very close with growing up.

Rob spent his final years caring for his mother, who is terminally ill; while battling worsening illness himself.

Robs final remains will be returned to the earth, in a private family only ceremony; his ashes to be scattered in his favorite place on earth, Lake Winnepesaukee New Hampshire.

A memorial service for relatives and friends will be held Friday January 21st, 2pm til 4pm; at Dolan Funeral home, Milton Massachusetts; followed by a memorial reception at the Villa Rosa in Quincy, MA.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Boston Red Sox charitable foundation, or the St. Vincent De Paul society.