Robert C. Cabot


Dear friends and family

We are writing with the very sad news that our dad, Bob Cabot, passed away on Tuesday afternoon (November 16). His passing was peaceful, and we all felt very lucky as Mason and Belen were able to come back to be with him just a week ago, and Paul and I were with him when he passed. On the one hand, his passing was merciful, as the Alzheimers/Dementia had truly taken hold. On the other hand, we are deeply feeling the loss of our dad, who was so very dear to our hearts, and such an important part of the lives of his grandchildren. His presence in Boston with us over the last two years has been such a huge blessing, and it was so nice that he was able to return to his roots, something that he valued greatly.

We are so thankful for all the dear friends and family who have been so faithful to him and to us.

If you wish to make a gift in dad's memory (in lieu of flowers), we have nominated two causes that would honor dad's memory:

* The Massachusetts General Hospital has a research unit working to cure Alzheimer disease, including hunting for genes that may predispose individuals to developing AD, molecular research that gives clues about disease mechanisms, and screening potential drugs to prevent and treat AD. Mass General has a wide-ranging enterprise underway to make sure that the latest scientific breakthroughs make a difference for patients. Checks can be made to MGH Neurology/Alzheimer research, and sent to Mass General Development Office, Attn: Shawn Fitzgibbons, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA, 02114

* The Maine Coast Heritage Trust works to protect the coast of Maine through land conservation and other activities. Dad adored the Maine Coast and North Haven where our family gets together each summer, and believed strongly in this organization. Gifts can be made in memory of Robert Cabot, and sent to the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Director of Development, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201, Topsham, ME 04086.

With much love, Courtenay and Mason, 508-78- 1828, 310 Dedham St, Dover, MA 02030, 415-531-1109, 456 Otsego Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112