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Robert E. McCarthy, Jr.

Company D-1
12 Jan 1940- 15 Jan 2022
Place of Death: East Bridgewater, MA
Interment: Central Cemetery, East Bridgewater, MA

It is with great regret and sorrow that I must notify you of the death of our classmate, Bob McCarthy, on January 15, 2022, in East Bridgewater, MA, after a short battle with vascular dementia.

Bob is survived by his wife, Bobbie; their children, Robert and his wife Mary, Patricia Colby and her husband Peter, and Allen and his wife Diane; their grandchildren, Stephen, Alexandra, Lauren, Abby, Steph, Bobby, Maeve, Coleman, Mary Kate, and Conor.

Visitation is from 4-7 PM, January 20, 2022, at Chapman Funerals and Cremations, 35 Spring Street, East Bridgewater. MA  02333.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 AM, January 21, 2022, at Saint John the Evangelist, 210 Central Street, East Bridgewater, MA  02333.

Burial will follow at East Bridgewater Central Cemetery, 153 Central Street, East Bridgewater, MA  02333.

Condolences may be sent to Bobbie at 570 Bridge Street, East Bridgewater, MA  02333-2111.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bob may be made to Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater, PO Box 261, East Bridgewater, MA  02333 or American Legion Post 91, 175 Central Street, East Bridgewater, MA  02333.

Well done, Bob.  Be thou at peace.


Class Memorial Pages\D-1 Bob McCarthy.pdf

Bob was at our last reunion.  I had a reproduction of a football helmet from our era which I had bought on ebay and had with the display in the memorial room.  I gave it to Bob to take with him at the end of the reunion which he really appreciated.  A great guy.

Bob Hampton

Small town, great man: Bob McCarthy of East Bridgewater by DAN RODRIC of The Baltimore Sun

East Bridgewater Board Of Selectmen Regretfully Announces Passing Of Former Member Robert Mccarthy by John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC


Robert E. McCarthy, Jr, of East Bridgewater, passed away on January 15, 2022. He was 82. Robert graduated from East Bridgewater High School ('57), United States Military Academy West Point ('61), where he was a member of the Army Football Team, and Boston College Law School ('67). Bob's life epitomized service to his country, community, and family. He proudly served in the US Army with the 82nd Airborne Division and went on to hold many positions in the community including President of the Plymouth County Bar Association, East Bridgewater Board of Selectman, State Representative, State Senator and Registrar of Probate. He continued helping people through his local law practice, his active membership with the Kiwanis Club, and his long-time chairmanship of the East Bridgewater Democratic Town Committee. He was also a dedicated parishioner of St. John’s Church and member of the American Legion Post 91. Robert was fiercely devoted to his family and was happiest when surrounded by those he loved, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed golfing, politics and was an avid Army Black Knights football fan. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, integrity, intelligence, humility and loyal heart. He was also known for great conversations and storytelling. To know him was to love him.

Beloved husband of 57 years to Roberta (Carpineti) McCarthy of East Bridgewater. Devoted father of Col. Robert E. McCarthy, III USMC (Ret.) and his wife Dr. Mary McCarthy of VA, Patricia Colby and her husband Peter of Hingham and Allen McCarthy and his wife Diane of East Bridgewater. Cherished Grampa of Stephen, Alexandra, Lauren, Abby, Steph, Bobby, Maeve, Coleman, Mary Kate, and Conor. Loving brother of Michael McCarthy of MD, Mary McCarthy of Watertown and the late Eileen Perillo. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours at Chapman Funerals and Cremations, 35 Spring Street, East Bridgewater on Thursday 4-7 PM.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 11:30 AM in St. John the Evangelist Parish, East Bridgewater. A live streaming of the Funeral Mass can viewed by clicking here: Robert McCarthy Funeral Mass (Meeting ID: 818 0381 5134 and Passcode: 169089)

Burial will follow in Central Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Robert may be made to either Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater or the American Legion Post 91.