Robert J. ‘Bob’ Gammel

Robert J. “Bob” Gammel, 53, of New Ipswich, died Thursday May 7, 2015 suddenly at his home. He was born November 9, 1961, son of Philip J. Gammel Sr. and Beatrice Gammel.

Bob owned his own business Gammel Electric for several years. He was best known for always having a positive outlook in life, living every day to the fullest, always having a helping hand to anyone in need, and having a story or joke to share with anyone around him. His sense of humor was priceless. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his wife, three sons and mother-in-law, traveling to new places and repeat places as a family. They all just returned home from a Disney vacation. He was like a kid himself when it came to theme parks and rides and watching his family enjoy themselves made him the happiest. His other passions were his love for his community and involvement with sports for all children in the town. He was a basketball, baseball and soccer coach and when not doing that, he would be seen showing his support for all the games in town located near his home at the New Ipswich playground. Bob made a positive impact on anyone he came in contact with and his family and community have lost an important figure.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 17 years and best friend Kerry Dawn (Stone) Gammel and their three amazing sons, Joshua James Gammel, Kevin James Gammel and Ethan James Gammel; his brothers, David Gammel of Ayer MA, Thomas Gammel of Lunenburg MA; and sister, Donna Bellabarba of Gardner MA.

Calling hours and services will be announced on as soon as they are finalized. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Friends of NI Parks & Recreation.