Robert J. McBride
Date of Passing:
Robert John McBride September 1, 1955 – December 22, 2023
Taking advantage of the longest night of the year, Robert (Bob) McBride peacefully passed over this winter solstice.
Born and raised in West Barrington with his 5 brothers, Bob loved art, music and photography from an early age. He went on to study Fine Art at Johnson State College (now Northern Vermont University) and later worked in Colorlab in Providence as a Cibachrome printing specialist and won a Providence Journal photography award for one of his photos featured on their Sunday Magazine cover back in the late 1970s.
His love of music though brought him to start his association working with Rich Lupo at his infamous music venue Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel and more recently at the Met Café, becoming a permanent fixture in the Providence music scene.
Privately he battled cancer over the last 2 years and is survived by his older brother Francis of Venice Florida, and his three younger brothers Richard, David and James, along with his nephews, Sean, Seth, James and Daniel.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke’s Church, Washington Road, Barrington on Thursday January 4, 2024 at 10 a.m. A Private Burial will follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington. Calling Hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.