KENNEBUNK, Maine - Robert Paul Mulcahy, 86 years, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 26, with his family at his side.
Mr. Mulcahy was born Nov. 15, 1925, in Waltham, Mass., to Paul A. and Helen M. (Donnelly) Mulcahy, the youngest of six children, with one brother and four sisters. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Waltham where he was an outstanding athlete and captain of his ice hockey and football teams.
Upon graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served in the Pacific Theater. He returned home from the war and graduated from Merrimac College, the second graduating class in the history of the college.
On July 4, 1951, he married Marilyn McCusker and together raised their five children in Topsfield, Mass., and enjoyed 56 years of marriage until Marilyn's death in 2007.
He was a 33-year salesman for New England Telephone, and was nicknamed "Mr. Yellow Pages." Upon his retirement, he and Marilyn spent summers in Kennebunk, Maine, and winters in Naples, Fla.
He was a voracious reader, sometimes reading two books at once. He was very competitive and enjoyed playing tennis. He was an avid Boston Celtics fan and attended nearly every game for 13 years during Larry Bird's years with the team.
He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish-St. Martha's Church where attended Mass daily, often with his children.
Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his brother and four of his sisters.
Surviving are his four sons, Mark, Paul, Sean and Liam, and his daughter Maura (Michael) Seymour of Maine and Bokeelia.