Robert C. Bourne, 67

Jul 6, 2022

Robert C. Bourne, 67, of Wareham, died July 6, 2022, at Tobey Hospital, Wareham. He was the husband of the late Melissa Ann “Missy” (Stimpson) Bourne and the son of the late Sherod L. and Louise L. (Church) Bourne.

He was born in Wareham and lived there most of his life. He graduated from Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School and Cape Cod Community College.

Mr. Bourne was appointed as a Fire Fighter for the Wareham Fire District in 1969. He retired in 2007. He also worked as an engineer for the Cape Cod Central Railroad and was a dispatcher in the train tower for raising and lowering the Railroad Bridge for Cape Cod Canal traffic.

He was a member of the Whelen Modified Racing Team BRE3 a.k.a. Old Blue in Lakeville and was a spotter for the race team.

He was a member of the Wareham Fireman’s Association. He enjoyed trips to Disney World and camping. He was generous, kind, helpful to others and he loved animals.

Survivors include his cousins, Sharon L. Martin and her husband Brian of Wareham, Brian J. C. Martin and his wife, Jolie of Bridgewater, Jessica Roderick and her husband Eric of Wareham, Nathan and Kayla Martin and Quincy Roderick; his fiancé, Barbara Moore of Wareham. He was the brother of the late James “Jimmy” Bartlett.

Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.  

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Center Cemetery, Wareham. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Wareham Firemen’s Association, c/o Wareham Fire Dept., 273 Main St., Wareham, MA 02571. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, visit: