December 28, 2017

Veteran

Robert S. Mirabito

Robert S. Mirabito of Hingham passed away peacefully in Boca Raton, FL on Dec. 28, 2017 with his family by his side.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary (Driscoll) and his two daughters, Camille Hyde and her husband Paul of Marion, and Laura Mirabito of Mattapoisett. He is the grandfather of Robert and Emily Hyde, Carly and Serena O’Connell, and brother to Anthony Mirabito of Melbourne, FL. He was predeceased by his son Frank L. Mirabito and his sister Rose Campito. Surviving him are nephews Francis Mirabito and Anthony Mirabito, and nieces Lisa Fox and Diane Roux and his daughter-in-law Paula Mirabito. Also survived by a host of relatives and friends.

Robert was born in Boston on August 17, 1936, the son of Frank D. and Josephine (Zanco) Mirabito. He had a long career in insurance and spent most of his professional life as the CEO of Mirabito Insurance of Boston. He was recognized by his peers for his outstanding insurance background. His insurance brokerage provided access to insurance markets for large corporations, municipalities and marine coverage. He was a graduate of Boston University, with post graduate studies at Harvard, Northeastern and Dartmouth Universities. Mirabito was most recently appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to serve on the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services. He has served as the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commissioner and was on the Massachusetts Board of Environmental Law Enforcement under the State’s past five Governors. His experience and knowledge as a licensed “100 Ton Ocean Operator” with the United States Coast Guard made him immensely qualified for the Boating and Recreational Vehicle Safety Board.

Robert was a former State Liquor License Commissioner, former sports writer with the Post Gazette and former “sports talk” radio show host. He was a Disabled American Veteran from the Vietnam era and a highly decorated fighter pilot. In addition he was a life member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, a life member the Disabled American Veterans, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Harvard Club, the Algonquin Club of Boston and the Professional Insurance Agents of Massachusetts. He was an All-American quarterback and was an avid boater and fisherman for most of his life.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday, Jan. 12 from 3-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital). Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9:30 AM on Saturday, Jan. 13 prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Jerome Church, Weymouth at 10:30 AM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.