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Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

OBITUARY

Robert Kenneth Kearney, Sr.

May 8, 1936January 25, 2020
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After 83 beautiful years, Robert K. Kearney of Acushnet ended his journey on Saturday, January 25th. He proudly served his country as a marine in the Korean war and he was a scalloper by trade, affectionately known as ‘Popcorn.’ Behind the face of the fisherman was the soul of a romantic, whose simple wish in life was to love and be loved by his family.

He was a devoted husband to his beloved Virginia and a cherished father to six children, Catherine Pigulski of Stoughton, Edyth Coons of Acushnet, Laurie LaPlante of New Bedford, Robert Kearney Jr. of Florida, James Kearney of East Freetown, and Joann Perry of Norton, as well as to their respective spouses.

Tireless even after raising six children, Robert was actively involved in the upbringing of all eleven of his grandchildren. He was also playmate and protector to his five great-grandchildren. Together, his family comprises his pride and his legacy. They will miss him terribly.

Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00PM in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02745. Relatives and friends are invited. Marine Corp. Military Honors at 6:00PM followed by Robert’s Memorial Service. Burial is private. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Marine Corp Military Honors Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 1, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial Private

Memories

Robert Kenneth Kearney, Sr.

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Tammi Baer

February 6, 2020

“To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” - J.K. Rowling

Papa,
Our world will never be the same without you in it. We were blessed to have you and will never forget the amazing man you were.

Love always,
Tammi, Kevin and Charlie

Barbara Anderson

February 3, 2020

I am so sorry to hear the passing of Bob. I am just now seeing the notice and I am so sorry I had missed it. My heart , thoughts, prayers and love go out to you all. Bob will be greatly missed.

Love
Barbara Anderson

Nancy Lewis

February 2, 2020

Edy , so sorry about your dad. Our thoughts are with you and the family. Nancy(McLeod) Lewis and husband Mike.

Diane Langelier

January 31, 2020

Dear Mrs. Kearney, Your Children, Grandchildren, Extended Family, and Friends:

We always enjoyed sitting at an outdoor table with Mr. Kearney at Edye and Leo's barbecues. He was unfailingly friendly, kind, and interesting in conversation with us. We are grateful to have known him during life's journey, and we will remember him fondly.

Bob and Diane Langelier

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Biography

After 83 beautiful years, Robert K. Kearney of Acushnet ended his journey on Saturday, January 25th. He proudly served his country as a marine in the Korean war and he was a scalloper by trade, affectionately known as ‘Popcorn.’ Behind the face of the fisherman was the soul of a romantic, whose simple wish in life was to love and be loved by his family.

He was a devoted husband to his beloved Virginia and a cherished father to six children, Catherine Pigulski of Stoughton, Edyth Coons of Acushnet, Laurie LaPlante of New Bedford, Robert Kearney Jr. of Florida, James Kearney of East Freetown, and Joann Perry of Norton, as well as to their respective spouses.

Tireless even after raising six children, Robert was actively involved in the upbringing of all eleven of his grandchildren. He was also playmate and protector to his five great-grandchildren. Together, his family comprises his pride and his legacy. They will miss him terribly.

Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00PM in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02745. Relatives and friends are invited. Marine Corp. Military Honors at 6:00PM followed by Robert’s Memorial Service. Burial is private. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com