Robert P. Mulcahy

KENNEBUNK — Robert Paul Mulcahy, 86, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 26, 2012 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 seven children, with one brother and five sisters. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Waltham, Mass., 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 WWII 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.

“Da” 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 and winters in Naples, Fla.

Robert 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 tenure 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 Seymour; a sister, Eileen Blanchard; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Monday, April 30, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Holy Spirit Parish — St. Martha’s Church, 34 Portland Road, Kennebunk. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk. Should friends desire, donations in Mr. Mulcahy’s memory can be made to: The Knights of Columbus — Holy Spirit Assembly, c/o Kevin Rheaume, 6 Day Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043.

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