Longtime Owner of The Galway House Dies
Robert “Bobby” DeFranco died Jan. 5. He retired from ownership of the Galway House in 2010.
Robert “Bobby” DeFranco, the longtime owner of a classic Jamaica Plain restaurant, died this weekend.
Several people commented on a post on the Galway House’s Facebook page calling DeFranco a local legend.
From his obituary: "He will be remembered as feisty, charismatic, and above all else, tenacious."
Visiting hours for DeFranco will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy.
There will be a funeral service for DeFranco at Keohane beginning at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. followed by funeral mass at St. Anne’s Church, Quincy at 10 a.m.
Donations in memory of DeFranco may be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Trade Center, Ste G-500, Woburn, MA 01801-1872.