Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Whitman, MA
Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Whitman, MA


05/13/2009 Caroline Murphy
Brockton, MA, USA
Dear Ruth, Today I reread the newspaper accounts of your husband's wonderful life and untimely death.I keep remembering that when Jesus heard of Lazarus' death, he wept, and that if it was an appropriate response for Him it can be for us, also. You and your children are in my prayers.

04/01/2009 Laura Mitchell
Savannah, GA, USA
To the Fairburn family, I will be thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers.

03/30/2009 Terrence and Marilyn Smollett
East Bridgewater, MA, USA
To the Fairburn family, We will pray for your strength and courage in dealing with this unexpected loss of a such a wonderful family man and dedicated fireman. Our prayers go out to the family of firefighters who worked with Bob everyday also. Bob came to our home when we had a problem with carbon monoxide several years ago. He was a very kind and worthy gentleman and cared deeply for his family and community. God rest his soul.

03/30/2009 Diane & Frank Ray Maray
East Bridgewater, Ma,
To The Fairburn and Almeida Families: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a great man and he touched many hearts

03/30/2009 Anne & Bob Bezio
Southampton, MA, Hampshit
To the Almeida and Fairburn families: We are so sorry for your loss...our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

03/30/2009 David & Toni Finlay
East Bridgewater, MA, USA
Ruth Ann and family, We were so stunned to hear of Bob's passing. We didn't know him very well but after living here for 29 years, we had heard of him. We got to know him more personally on the night of 6/2/06 when he was directing a fire at our house, which, unfortunately, they could not save. We wanted you to know of his kindness and compassion that night and the next day. In the midst of a horrible event, where there were other nice firefighters, he stood out to us as the one we will always remember. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. David and Toni Finlay, 129 Willow Ave - EB

03/30/2009 Anthony L. Sarno, Jr.
Stoughton, MA, USA
Dear Mrs. Fairburn and family: I am sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your children. Deputy Chief Fairburn's unselfish efforts for the children of East Bridgewater will always be remembered and appreciated. He certainly made a difference for the East Bridgewater School System. Anthony L. Sarno, Jr.

03/30/2009 Mike & Ginny Travers
East Bridgewater, MA, Plymouth
As we say farewell to a fallen hero we are reminded that you spent your life watching out for all of us, both friend or stranger alike. As Christians we know that death is not extinguishing the light, but simply putting out the lamp because dawn has come.

03/29/2009 Steve Snelgrove
Dacula, GA, USA
To the Fairburn Family: Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

03/29/2009 Lee and Debbie Conrad
E. Bridgewater, MA, USA
RuthAnne, Donny, Elizabeth, and Dan, We know how much you must be hurting right now but we hope that the memories of what a wonderful man your husband and father was will ease your pain in the coming months and years. Not many people make as big a mark on their community as Bob did. He gave so much to all of us and he will be sadly missed. You were his joy and his life and it was very obvious in everything he did. He will always be there for you, just a prayer away. We were all blessed to be able to call him our neighbor and friend. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. The Conrad Family

03/29/2009 Jim Rocha
Bridgewater, Ma, USA
My deepest sympathy to the family.And to the members of the East Bridgewater Fire Dept.I had the pleasure of working with Bob for my first years in the fire service.He will be missed.

03/29/2009 Roger & Kathleen Buckland
East Bridgewater, MA, USA
Our deepest condolences for your family's loss. Bob was a good man.

03/28/2009 Debbie Koslowsky Osgood
Wareham, MA, US
Dear Ruth Ann and family, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Bob's tragic death. I hope that God gives you, your children, your parents and all of Bob's family and friends, strength to get through this terrible time. I will(and have been) keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Bob sounded like such a wonderful family man as well as a pillar in the community. I know that he will be sorely missed. They say only the good die young and maybe someday we will understand why, when we meet them again. God Bless you and your family. Love-Debbie and Randy(Koslowsky) Osgood

03/28/2009 David Wales
Brockton, MA, USA
My deepest condolences to Ruth and the family. I worked with Bob when I was a call firefighter in the early eithties. I pray God's comfort and peace for you.

03/28/2009 Ed Drohan
East Bridgewater, Ma, usa
A tall and quiet man who showed that it is not in your words, but in your actions, that your strength and integrity are conveyed. I always wished I had a little more Bob Fairburn in me. My thoughts are with you Ruth, Donnie, Elizabeth, Dan and family.

03/28/2009 Mark and Denise Eisenmann
E. Bridgewater, MA, Plymouth
Ruth and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was an awesome person who brought such care and compassion to his town. He will be so missed by this community. Our prayers are with you and your entire family.

03/27/2009 Janet Allen
East Bridgewater, Ma,
To Donnie and his family, I am deeply saddened at the passing of your Dad. Our deepest sympathies, Janet 'Gram' Allen and Grampie Allen. Laura and Billy's grandparents

03/26/2009 Susan Dooley
Canton, MA, USA
Dear Dan. We are so sorry to hear of this painful loss. Your Dad sounded like a great guy and obviously you take right after him. Hang in there and may God bless you, your Dad, and your whole family. Love, Susan and Tara