Robert Norman Belinsky passed away September 30,2021 after a brief recent illness. He spent his 86 years of life working, dancing, devouring food, raising a family and leaving a smile on the face of everyone who met him. Robert was born in Lowell, MA on August 28,1935. He was a great student and got a double-promotion in grammar school. Robert was lucky enough to love and be loved by two wonderful women. His wife of 44 years, Natalie Leven Belinsky passed away in 2003. He lived with his current amore, Phyllis Guinazo, in Orlando, FL. Robert’s parents, Joe and Jean Belinsky (both deceased) of Brookline, MA referred to him as “Bobby” as did his two sisters, Marcia Twitchell of Topsfield, MA and Sandra Miano (both who predeceased Robert) of Honolulu, Hawaii. He was “Dad” to his son Mark and wife Kelly Belinsky of Westwood. His grandchildren, Kara and Joshua Belinsky called him “Papa.” He was known as “Bob the Meatman” to millions of shoppers in Haymarket square. He was famous for grabbing shoppers on the arm as they walked by and asked them “Want some meat?” In fact, Bob the Meatman had several cameo appearances on local TV shows and the locally filmed movie “The Brinks Job!” Robert loved traveling to Saratoga, playing the horses and the stock market. He was an avid Boston sports fan, especially the Celtics and the Red Sox.
Robert loved good food, and Pinwheels (chocolate cookies) were his absolute favorite. Phyllis introduced him to his most recent passion of dancing to Mariachi Cobre and traveling to Mexico. Funeral Services will take place Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Sharon Memorial Park Chapel at 12:00 noon. Masks are required. Donations in Roberts’s memory may be made to Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, 300 Arnold Palmer Drive, Norton, MA 02766 https://www.ouimet.org
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