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Kevin M McCobb

July 9, 1957 ~ April 22, 2020 (age 62)

Obituary

Kevin M. McCobb passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a brief illness. He is predeceased by his father, William P. McCobb and his mother, E. Frances McCobb, formerly of Weymouth.

Kevin is survived by his stepmother Margaret McCobb of Weymouth, sister Patricia McCobb of Bristol, Rhode Island, sister Janice McGovern and brother-in-law Edwin McGovern of Norwell, MA, sister Carol Hudson and brother-in-law Matthew Hudson of Wellesley, MA, brother William P. McCobb of Quincy, MA, sister Kristin Grimes and brother-in-law Christopher “CJ” Grimes of Stowe Vermont. He was also a favorite uncle to Lauren and Megan Hudson, Lily McGovern, Gillian and Daniel Grimes, and predeceased by nephew Christopher.

Kevin attended Catholic University in Washington DC, where he graduated with a BS in Architecture. Kevin was an accomplished and published architect and interior designer and his work reflected a style which was clean, refined, minimalist and natural. He was a proud member of the American Institute of architects and the American Society of Interior Design. Later in his career, Kevin moved to Boston’s Back Bay and accepted a job with Fidelity Investments, designing and opening their commercial campuses worldwide. His innovative approach to designing “green“ spaces was recognized and led to his membership in the Leadership Council in Energy and Environmental Design.

Kevin frequently and happily consulted with family and friends on their home renovation, redecorating and landscape projects to lend his discerning eye and considerable expertise. His ideas always inspired beautiful results both in the home and garden. Kevin had a passion for gardening and loved designing everything from his window boxes to his tomato and herb garden. His Cleveland Park home was featured on the Washington D.C. neighborhood garden tour for its spectacular shade garden, which also contained the oldest holly tree in the city.

Kevin was a great brother, uncle and friend. His sense of humor, quick, dry wit and hilarious storytelling ability will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. He could throw a themed party like none other and his passion and enthusiasm for creative gift giving always added a thoughtful touch to every occasion. Kevin loved music, which was a bond that he held close with his five siblings. His dance moves were unparalleled. He loved city living and was the most amazing host and tour guide, whenever someone’s travels brought them to the Washington DC area. He enjoyed completing the NY Times crossword every afternoon, was a lifelong Boston sports fan, and loved attending Red Sox games with friends and following the Patriots.

Beyond all of Kevin’s many accomplishments, he was a kind, gentle, thoughtful and compassionate person. He honored both commonality and diversity in others and every occasion was so much more fun when Kevin was present. He will always be sorely missed and remembered with love.   

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