Robert J. McCauley

July 19, 2005

Robert J. McCauley
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

World War II Veteran

ROBERT J. “BOB” McCAULEY � in Woburn, Tuesday, July 19th after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Joan (Flaherty) McCauley. Devoted father of Robert J. McCauley Jr. and his wife Patty and Sharon Murphy and her husband Billy, all of Woburn. Dear brother of William McCauley and his wife Fran of Woburn and Stephen McCauley and his wife Gail of Billerica. Loving grandfather of Robert J. McCauley III, Michael and Melissa McCauley, William Murphy Jr., and Sean and Morgan Murphy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, July 22nd at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Calling hours Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Bob�s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Robert J. �Bob� McCauley, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away quietly at home on Tuesday afternoon, July 19th, surrounded by his family. The beloved husband of Joan (Flaherty) McCauley, he was seventy years of age.

Born in Woburn, Bob was the son of the late James and Gertrude (Connolly) McCauley. He was educated in the Woburn Public School and was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of �52. He continued his education at Wentworth Institute, where he pursued a degree in engineering.

In 1954, Bob secured a position with Gustavo Preston Co. as a sales engineer, a position he held for fifty years until his retirement last April.

In 1955, Bob married his beloved wife Joan, to whom he would have been married to for fifty years this October. They made their home on the West Side of Woburn where they raised their two children.

Bob was the consummate family man and weekends were always set aside for family activities. They enjoyed traveling together and would spend summers on the Cape or in Seabrook, NH. Bob was actively involved with both his children and later his grandchildren, particularly their sporting activities, and always instilled in them a healthy competitive spirit. He attended every one of his grandchildren�s events and recorded their accomplishments with his camera.

An avid sportsman, Bob loved to golf at the Woburn Country Club with his wife and friends. Extremely proud of his Irish heritage, Bob was a founding member of the Irish-Amercian Club as well as its Past President. Every Christimas, he would help organize the Special Needs Christmas Party at the IA. He loved everything Irish, especially the music, and he traveled to Ireland on a number of occasions with family and friends.

Bob was an easy man to like, as he had a fabulous sense of humor and always believed smiling and laughter was the best medicine, even through his recent illness.

In addition to his wife Joan, Bob is survived by his children, Robert J. McCauley Jr. and his wife Patty and Sharon Murphy and her husband Billy, all of Woburn, his brothers, William McCauley and his wife Fran of Woburn and Stephen McCauley and his wife Gail of Billerica, his grandchildren, Robert J. McCauley III, Michael and Melissa McCauley, William Murphy Jr., and Sean and Morgan Murphy. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, July 22nd, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 9. Burial will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Bob�s memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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  1. Dearest Bob – I just came across this and I know the world is a dimmer place without you. You were a wonderful friend, and although we lost touch many years ago, you always have had a special place in my heart. You weren’t just a legacy – you WERE the leader of the band. My love to you and your family

  2. I was so sorry to hear that one of my all time favorite parents passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Diane Shinnick Kelley

  3. Bob Clark
    Having known Bob for the past 15 years was an honor and a pleasure. He was honest, professional, dedicated and the kind of man everyone could admire and be proud to be associated with. Our company and industry will miss him. Thousands of people in Eastern Massachussets are blessed with quality water equipment and sufficient water pressure because of Bob’s dedication.
    His passing is a great loss to all who have known and worked with him. Condolences to his family and friends. He is now in a place where he can enjoy the time to relax that he didn’t often take when he was entitled to it before his brief retirement.
    God has blessed Bob with his family and a bountiful life. I will remember him daily in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Charlie Seybolt

    Sorry to hear of Bob”s passing, will always remember him for his smile and positive attitude.

  5. David Hanson

    As a fellow rep for SyncroFlo in the 1960’s, I met Bob and came to respect him. After we acquired the company in 1973, Bob became the “go to” guy when I needed to know things. He was always friendly to all yet fiercely completive. He earned and never violated the trust of his fellow reps and customers. Always positive and happy, Bob was a Lion among men. We will miss him greatly. We wish all his family and friends peace and comfort, knowing that Bob lived a happy life.

  6. Bill Mogauro, Jr.

    I grew up across the street from “Mac???. He was a huge positive influence in my life. I’ll never forget how involved and dedicated he was with all the neighborhood kids when it came to sports. I remember how he would tirelessly pitch baseballs or throw footballs to us until his arm fell off. As a coach and neighbor he always had an encouraging word to give you confidence and make you feel good about yourself. It was more than 30 years ago but I remember like it was yesterday the sight of him and my father sitting on our front steps drinking Miller Beer and always laughing so loud you could hear them from China. He helped make growing up a great thing for myself and countless others. I try to live my life the same way.

  7. Steven Schrager

    Everyone at Thomas C. McCarthy Associates ( Fellow Syncroflo Reps for over 40 years ) would like to say that Bob was one of the most respected men in our industry know for his kindness , and generousity .
    He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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