Bobby Deboris Maben (1941-2023)

Bobby Deboris Maben, 82, of Portsmouth Virginia, passed away on September 23, 2023, in Malden, Massachusetts. He was born on January 6, 1941, in Portsmouth Virginia. Bobby was a loving and caring husband and a devoted father. His grandchildren were his world. He enjoyed playing golf and watching various sports, with the Patriots and Red Sox being among his favorite teams. Bobby was known for his kind and friendly nature, and everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him seemed to love him.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Lisa Maben, his daughters Monica Maben, Keyetta Moody, LaKiesha Moody, and Juanita Moody, as well as his grandsons Jamaal Maben, Myles Maben, Keysun Wise, and Isaiah Smith, and his granddaughter Jazlyne Ruggiero. He also leaves behind a whole host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Bobby was preceded in death by his mother Helen Doughite, his father Charlie Maben, and his daughter Sonia Benita Maben.

Bobby attended I.C. Norcom High School and later pursued higher education at Norfolk State University. He had a successful career as a shoe salesman for Clark’s Shoes and other shoe companies. Bobby’s passion for golf brought him joy and relaxation throughout his life.

He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. May his soul rest in peace.


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  1. Michael and Virginia Dunkley. on September 26, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    Dear Ms. Monica Maben please receive our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. May he rest in perfect peace as the angels lead him Home to Heaven.
    God bless you, the family and close friends.
    With love, sincerely Mr and Mrs Michael Dunkley.

  2. Alecia R. Whitfield-Mullen on September 26, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    To my beloved BEST friend Monica B Maben, daughter of Bobby Maben, and to the entire family, we send each of you our love and hearts sorrow for your loss.
    May God keep his loving arms around each of you and give you the peace that is everlasting.
    Love always,
    The Whitfield-Mullen Family ❀️

  3. Charles Lee on September 27, 2023 at 3:52 am

    May GOD Bless the family and I love you Uncle and I will miss you rest in peace.

  4. Cleo Barringer on September 27, 2023 at 5:22 am

    My prayers goes out to the Maben family. Bobby you will be miss in Boston and Virginia. You had love for your family. You had a long journey cuz, so rest in peace. Love CLEO

  5. Mario Slade on September 27, 2023 at 10:30 am

    Family; May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort and healing to your soul.”Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” Uncle Bobby, God loves you and we do too! “rest in peace”.God bless the family πŸ™ Mario and Mary Slade

  6. paula henry on September 29, 2023 at 10:22 am

    Dear Monica, so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I know you will miss him, but he will always be in your heart. I am praying for you and your family. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’•

    Paula Henry

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