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Robert R. Healey

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Robert R. Healey, 79, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Alamogordo. He was born June 21, 1932, in Ware, Mass., to Andrew and Eva (Girard) Healey and married Sheila E. Moore on Aug. 11, 1956.
Robert served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955 and lived in Enfield, Conn., with his family for 30 years. He was a test mechanic for Hamilton Standard Division, UTC in Windsor Locks, Conn., for 34 years and retired in 1991.
In 1992, Bob and Sheila moved to Alamogordo, where they were members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Bob and his wife enjoyed camping and hosting at many state parks in the United States, particularly Hunting Island, S.C., where they were campground hosts for 15 years. He also enjoyed helping his neighbors and friends without hesitation.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sheila; his sons Michael A. Healey and wife, Mary, of Louisville, Ky., and William E. Healey and partner, Marc Kaufman, of Chicago; his daughters M. Patricia Kupchunos of Vernon, Conn., and Beth Ann Johnson and husband, Bruce, of Wallingford, Conn.; nine grandchildren, Matthew, Douglas, Rebecca and Gregory Healey, Katie Ann, Christopher and Daniel Kupchunos, and Patrick and Victoria Johnson; and sisters Shirley Houghton, of Ware, and Dorothy Suletnik and husband, Joseph, of Ware.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Andrew A. Healey, Girard Healey and Eugene Healey; and two sisters, Theresa H. Campbell and Ruth H. Shepard.
The family will greet family and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at the funeral home.
The rosary will be recited by close friend Marie Diaz at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home, 1334 N. Scenic Dr., Alamogordo.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 705 Delaware Ave., Alamogordo, with Fr. Juan Montoya, O.F.M., as celebrant.
A reception will follow Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Parish Hall.
The Healey family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS. Donations in Robert's memory can be made to one's .
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 22 to Feb. 25, 2012
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