LONDONDERRY - Robert P. Heavey, Sr., 84, of Wolfeboro died Saturday, Dec. 22, at his daughter's home in Londonderry surrounded by family. He is survived by one daughter, Mary E. McQueeney and her husband Michael of Londonderry; two sons, Robert P. Heavey, Jr. of Manchester and Frank J. Heavey and his wife Whitney of Acton, Mass.; five granddaughters, Kaitlyn, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Grace and Madeleine; one brother, Jack Heavey of Chatham, Mass., as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 37 years, Esther B. (Bradley) Heavey in 2001 and by his sister M. Patricia Gaffney.
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He was born Sept. 30, 1928 in Boston, the youngest son of the late John and Madeleine (Mulloy) Heavey. He was raised and educated in Belmont, Mass., then received an engineering degree from Boston College in 1950. He was employed as a computer engineer at GTE for 33 years. He and his wife Esther lived in Sudbury, Mass., for over 25 years prior to retiring to their lake house in Wolfeboro. A proud volunteer, Bob was a driver for the South Carroll County Caregivers for many years. As an avid golfer and member of the Indian Mound Country Club, Bob was proud to have made four holes-in-one, as well as shooting a 75 at age 79. He was a member of St. Katharine Drexel church in Alton, as well as a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Dec. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, and 9-10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home, 2295 Mill Street, Wolfeboro. A funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Church, Hidden Springs Road, Alton, Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Peabody Funeral Home
15 Birch Street
Derry, NH 03038
Published in Union Leader on Dec. 26, 2012