Had a passion for cars, helicopters and the Civil Air Patrol

NORTH READING — Robert A. “Bob” Fierro, of North Reading, passed away November 27, 2023 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 68.

Bob was born in Winchester on January 15, 1955 to the late Joseph and Edith (Florence) Fierro. He grew up in Reading and was a graduate of Reading Memorial High School, class of 1973.

Bob had a passion for cars and helicopters and spent many years in the Civil Air Patrol, working on cars as the owner of Bob’s Auto Body at 90 Main St. in North Reading and at several auto body shops in the North Reading area where he met lifelong friends in the auto world. Bob also spent many years passing on his knowledge of auto body repair to his students at Peabody Vocational High School.

Bob is survived by his wife, Ruth (Ouellette) Fierro, of North Reading, and his daughter, Leanne Petto and her husband Marc, of North Reading. He was the brother of Vincent Fierro and his wife Janet of Maine, John Fierro and his wife Kathy of Washington, Norma Dellinger and her husband Scott of Washington and Joedie Albert and her husband William of Florida. Bob is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation for Bob at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., (corner of Park St. and Rte. 28) North Reading, at Reading line, on Sunday, December 10 from 12 to 3 p.m. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.cotafuneralhomes.com