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Bob O'Guin

Bob D. O'Guin

Sunday, July 21st, 1968 - Sunday, April 14th, 2019
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Bob D. O’Guin, Jr, 50, passed away unexpectedly April 14, 2019 in Newton MA.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, especially his wife of twenty years Laurie and his children Bobbi, Ben, and Brendan.

Son of Bob O’Guin and Bernadette O’Guin (deceased); Sibling of Mark Branch, Venita Fortune, Jude Branch and his wife Laura, and Donna Ladd. Also survived by nieces and nephews and his friends Jerry Quinn, John McClure and Keith Briand.

Bob was born on July 21, 1968 in Dallas, Texas, attended high school at Northern Burlington County Regional High School (Columbus, NJ- 1987) and graduated from Bentley University with a degree in International Business and Marketing (Waltham, MA- 1991).

He quickly paired his entrepreneurial passion with the food industry and established himself as a successful and well-respected restaurant owner. The success of The Common Ground Bar & Grill in both Allston and Arlington is the result of Bob’s vision and hard work. Visits to the pubs are enjoyed for the relaxing Irish ambience, fun entertainment, comfort foods, and Bob’s ongoing hospitality. Bob treated his staff like family, and one his favorite parts of the business was working alongside his son Ben, who plans to follow in his dad's footsteps.

Bob’s greatest joy was being a father to his three children. He often told stories of all his wonderful family memories including camping trips and time spent at Squam Lake in New Hampshire. The whole family enjoyed road trips and had their own version of carpool karaoke, belting out “In the Jail House Now”. Bob was particularly proud of Bobbi’s soccer accomplishments, Ben’s academic success, and Brendan’s future football career. Most of all he was happy to watch all of them working hard and enjoying life.

Always the first person to reach out on holidays with a cheerful text or tell a joke, Bob will be missed by his friends who very much treasured his friendship.

Family and friends will celebrate Bob’s life on April 22 at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, 573 Washington Street, Newton. An hour of visitation will be held from 11-12, followed by a Funeral Mass at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the O’Guin Education Fund (made payable to Laurie O’Guin, c/o Rockland Trust 40 Austin Street, Newtonville, MA 02460) or to https://www.gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-the-o039guin-family
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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Our Lady Help of Christian's Parish
    Address
    573 Washington Street
    NEWTON, MA
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  • Service

    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, April 22nd, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Our Lady Help of Christian's Parish
    Address
    573 Washington Street
    NEWTON, MA
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  • Interment

    Location
    Interment will be private.
    Address
    Private
    Private, MA
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Michael Reza

Posted at 11:39am
Bobbi was a great guy, friend and business man. I do miss running in to him and running ideas by him on a regular basis. I am so sorry for your loss
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Roger House

Posted at 12:09pm
Bob created a precious space in Arlington. He made Common Ground a place that welcomed a diverse community of patrons. His vision of a tavern as a space to bring people together was genuine -- and much appreciated in my experience. Gone too soon - he will be missed. My sincere condolences to his wife, children, and family.
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Ronda -Louie-Michelle. Deriggi

Posted at 04:43pm
Our hearts go out to you ❤️❤️❤️
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The Schoeneberg Family

Posted at 04:25am
Our thoughts and prayers are with u and your family
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Julie Whalen

Posted at 08:29pm
I am so sorry for your loss Laurie. You are in my thoughts.
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