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Robert A. Nyland

July 29, 1954 November 21, 2018
Robert A. Nyland
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Robert "Bobby" Nyland, age 64, passed away at the Kaplan House on November 21st, 2018, after a lengthy and courageous battle with leukemia. He was the beloved husband of Paula Nyland. Robert was born on July 29th, 1954 in Beverly, Massachusetts as the only son to the late Harry and Carlotta (Pratt) Nyland, and was the youngest of seven children.

Bobby received a B.S. In Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and later an M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England College. Bobby greatly enjoyed spending time with his friends and family at his vacation home on Rockhaven Lake in West Newfield, ME, golfing with his buddies, taking in the sun on Long Beach in Gloucester, MA, and Countryside Golf & Country Club in Naples, FL. He will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband and father as well as a dedicated veteran of the Hamilton Police, where he retired as a Lieutenant after 32 years of service. His kindness, generosity, and compassion towards others was evident in both his personal and professional lives, and his warm smile and bear hugs were unrivaled. He touched the lives of so many, and will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and brothers in uniform.

Robert is survived by his daughters, Amanda Southgate and her husband Richard Southgate III of Beverly, MA and Allyson Renaud and her husband Matthew Renaud of Foxboro, MA, his sisters, Sandra Nyland of Beverly, MA, Colette Nunes of Beverly, MA, Judy Schmidinger and her husband Elmar Schmidinger of Lee, MA, Faye Somes and her husband Al Somes of Beverly, MA, grandchildren Zackary & Alexander Southgate, Jack & Max Renaud, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Suzanne Nyland, and sister, Jacqueline Nardella and her husband Richard Nardella.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all the nurses and doctors who cared for Bobby, and especially for the friends and family who supported him through his illness.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 28th, 10:00am at the Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant St ., in Beverly, MA, with the Rev. Fred Meade officiating. Burial will follow at the Hamilton Cemetery, 623 Bay Rd ., in Hamilton, MA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 on Tuesday, November 27th, at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St reet, in Beverly, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Robert's name to both the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168 and the Kaplan Family Hospice House Care Dimensions 75 Sylvan Street, B-102 Danvers, MA 01923. Information, directions, condolences at

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4:00 PM 11/27/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/27/2018 7:00:00 PM
Campbell Funeral Home

525 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Campbell Funeral Home
525 Cabot Street Beverly 01915 MA
United States





10:00 AM 11/28/2018 10:00:00 AM
Second Congregational Church

35 Conant Street
Beverly, MA 1915

Second Congregational Church
35 Conant Street Beverly 1915 MA





11:30 AM 11/28/2018 11:30:00 AM
Hamilton Cemetery

Bay Road
Hamilton, MA 1982

Hamilton Cemetery
Bay Road Hamilton 1982 MA

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