ROBERT BELINSKY Obituary (1935-2021) – Lowell, Massachusetts

BELINSKY, Robert Norman Robert Belinsky died on September 30 after a short illness. He spent his 86 years of life working, dancing, eating food, starting a family and leaving a smile on the faces of everyone who met him. Robert was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on August 28, 1935. He was a great student and got a double promotion in high school. Robert was fortunate enough to love and be loved by two wonderful women. His 44-year-old wife Natalie Leven Belinski passed away in 2003. He lived with his current love, Phyllis Ginazo, in Orlando, Florida. Robert’s parents, Joe and Jean Belinsky (both deceased) from Brooklyn, Massachusetts, called him Bobby, as did his two sisters Marcia Twitchell from Topsfield, Massachusetts, and Sandra Miano (both died before Robert) from Honolulu, Hawaii. He was the “father” of his son Mark and wife Kelly Belinsky of Westwood. His grandsons Kara and Joshua Belinsky called him “Papa”. He was known as “Bob the Butcher” to millions of buyers in Haymarket Square. He was famous for grabbing shoppers by the hand as they passed by and asking them, “Would you like some meat?” In fact, Bob the Butcher has appeared several times in episodic episodes on local TV shows and in the on-site film “Working on the Edge!” Robert loved to travel to Saratoga, play horses and the stock market. He was an avid fan of Boston, especially the Celtics and Red Sox. Robert loved good food, and the Pinwheels (chocolate chip cookies) were his absolute favorite. Phyllis introduced him to his latest hobby for dancing with Mariachi Cobre and a trip to Mexico. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at the Sharon Memorial Park Chapel at 12:00. Masks are required. Donations in memory of Roberts can be made to the Francis Oymet Scholarship Fund, 300 Arnold Palmer Drive, Norton, MA 02766 https://www.ouimet.org To view a live stream of Roberts services, go to www.brezniakfd.com

Published by the Boston Globe from 2 to 3 October 2021.

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