Robert S. Little ’73

Robert Shackford Little, 68, of Winchester, Massachusetts, and Laconia, New Hampshire, passed away surrounded by family on Friday, June 2, 2023 after a brief illness.

He leaves Mary Beth née Livingston, his wife of 43 years; his daughter, Kate Little; and his son, Matthew Little, daughter-in-law Erika, and granddaughter Eliana. He also leaves his sister, Jo Binette née Little, and his brother Geoff Little and his wife Esmé Little, as well as nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Bob grew up in Melrose, Massachusetts, and graduated from Williston Academy. He attended Bates College, and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. He also received a business degree from Northeastern University.

Bob spent all or part of every summer of his life on Lake Winnipesaukee, making many life-long friends. His passion was being on the lake in a boat: driving one or building one. As a teenager, he raced a yellow Tahiti in Class A Division water skiing, winning many trophies. Recently, he was active with the New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro.

An avid snow skier, Bob travelled around the country skiing various mountains with family and college friends. He was a member of the Gunstock Ski Patrol. Bob was an extremely loyal and loving person, valuing family above all. He loved family traditions and holiday gatherings.

A Memorial Service is planned for later this summer.

5 thoughts on “Robert S. Little ’73”

  1. Bobby, you will be missed. We spoke of you at our recent 50th reunion of ’73. I had hoped to reconnect. Heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Sending thoughts and prayers.

  2. Bobby, the brief time we were able to spend together when you were at the CIA was great catching up. You were a true gentleman. Peace to the family and friends. Todd Stall

  3. Bobby was one of my favorite classmates was great when he came back for our crazy dinner at Spolinos after a long absence from our five year gathering.We shared a passion for food and will definitely be missed. Ironically I was just finishing an email to him when I got the email from Steve that he had passed maybe my thoughts reached him on the other side

  4. Bobby will be missed by many. His home in Laconia was a gathering spot for many of the members of the “Merry Pranksters” during the long weekends, school vacations and summer breaks. An infectious laugh, quick wit and a generous personality, Bobby made friends easily and held them throughout his life. He passed too early but will be remembered by those of us who treasured the memories we shared together throughout the years. May his name continue to be a blessed memory.

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