(by Barry Stringfellow, Vineyard Gazette, November 21, 2019)
The Old Whaling Church in Edgartown was packed on Saturday for the funeral of Robert (Bobby) Corr. The service started late because the morning boats were canceled due to gale force winds. People assumed Bobby, who worked for the SSA for 30 years and was known for his wry sense of humor, was behind the rough ride to the Island.
Bobby was also known for being a compassionate and kind man, always willing to help others.
His funeral was a Masonic funeral, rich in pageantry and pathos. Bobby was a Mason for over 40 years and he rose to the highest ranks of Freemasonry in Massachusetts. On Saturday, Masonic brothers from all over Massachusetts made the trek to pay tribute to him.
I became a Mason after Bobby moved to Florida, so I didn’t know him personally. But as a journalist and fellow Freemason, it seemed fitting to honor him by…