Mr. Robert MacLeod

Wells - Robert Cole MacLeod, 89, passed away November 27, 2022, at his home in Wells, ME. 
He was born March 27, 1933, in Beverly, MA to Angus Donald MacLeod and Hazel Vivian (Cole) MacLeod.  


Bob attended Beverly public schools where he excelled in sports, especially baseball. He graduated in 1951 and attended Springfield College where he played baseball and was a pitcher for the 1955 team that traveled to Omaha to play in the College World Series. He graduated from Springfield with a degree in Physical Education and Health. He also received a Masters of Education degree from Salem State College in 1962. In September of 1955, he began his teaching career as a science teacher at the Junior High School in Lynnfield, MA. He was drafted into the Army in 1956 and served in Special Forces at Fort Devens, MA. After his discharge, he returned to Lynnfield where he taught at the high school and became Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics. He also was head basketball coach and Assistant to the Baseball and Football teams at various times throughout his career. He retired in 1994 after 39 years. Following retirement, he spent time substituting at Briscoe Middle School in Beverly, MA 

He met his wife, Lucy Hale of Rockport, MA, at a basketball banquet in 1956 and married in 1960 raising four children in Beverly. Starting in 1966, the family spent summers at Drakes Island, Maine where he was Executive Director of the Drakes Island Improvement Association creating and running programs for the children of the community. They eventually retired to Drakes Island in 1999.  
He enjoyed all sports, especially the Sanford Mainers, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Patriots. 
He was very active and enjoyed hiking, rock climbing and at age 42 he took up running and participated in 2 marathons. At 62, he found it necessary to change from running to walking and loved to do so on the beach and up through Laudholm farm.  


Most of all, Bob loved his children and grandchildren, who called him Bampy.  
He is survived by his children Douglas MacLeod and his husband Jeffrey Freitas of Carmichael, CA; Jane MacLeod of Beverly, MA; Daniel MacLeod and his wife Joanne of Kennebunk, ME; Andrew MacLeod and his wife Bethany of Kennebunk, ME, as well as his seven grandchildren: Sarah Devlin, Emily Kerrigan, Cole MacLeod, MacKenzie MacLeod, Danah MacLeod, Collin MacLeod and Robert MacLeod as well as 2 great grandchildren Finn Devlin and Hazel Ascarino. 


There will be a gathering next spring at Drakes Island to celebrate his life and the life of his wife, Lucy, who passed on July 9, 2020.  

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages a gift to A Place To Start, 41 Main Street, Suite #2, Kennebunk ME. 04043.