Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home

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Robin  J. "Butchie" Adair


Robin J. “Butch’ Adair, he was 78, (better known as Butchie), a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on January 21 at the Glen Ridge Nursing Home. Born on March 28, 1941, he was raised in Malden, MA.

   He was the son of Robin and Emma (Marino) Adair. His family was well known in Malden for the Robin Adair Diesel Engineering Business located on Broadway, Malden since 1921, which was identifiable by the “bomb” which hung over the building. Butchie graduated from Malden High School, was a veteran of the US Coast Guard, and later attended Northeastern University.

   He began his career at General Electric Company and later went on to start his own business, popularly known as Saugus Paving. This business he operated for over forty years. He took pride in being one of the best fork lift and heavy equipment operators in the area. To his card playing friends Butchie was referred to as “Maverick” because he was such a skilled card player.

   His family would like to thank Paul DeMarco, Butchie’s friend and co-worker, for the incredible care and compassion he offered Butchie during his year long illness.

   Butchie is survived by family and many friends including his daughter Kimberly, his twin sister Roberta and husband Thomas Mandile of Lynnfield, his nephews and wives, Tom and Brenda Mandile of Winchester, Bobby and Jen Mandile of Lynnfield, his five grand nephews and nieces, Christine, Anne Marie, Irene, William and Ryan, as well as his surrogate granddaughter Shaina Murray of Malden and his lifelong friend Joyce Cavanaugh of Lynnfield.

   Relatives and friends are welcome to attend calling hours in the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden on Monday, January 27, 2020, from 10AM-12 noon, followed by a funeral service at 12 noon. Late U.S. Coast Guard Veteran.

Interment to follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. A memorial luncheon will follow.

   In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Faber Cancer Institute in memory of Robin (Butch) Adair to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via


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