OBITUARY

Robert B. McGorry

June 15, 1946November 12, 2014
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Robert Bruce McGorry passed away peacefully November 12, 2014 at his home in Eastham after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Bob was surrounded by his family and his loving wife of 45 years, Karen (Johnson) McGorry. Bob was born on June 15, 1946 in Bronxville, New York and graduated from Manhattan College with a B.S. in 1969 and an M.B.A. in 1979. Bob served in the New York National Guard and spent 26 years in telecommunications. In retirement he pursued a wide range of creative projects and interests. He was a builder, a dreamer, and a man of vision. Bob was the loving father of five girls and now rests with his predeceased son Robert Michael and parents Helen and Henry McGorry of Crestwood, NY. His children are Amy and her husband Ryan Farrell of Brewster, MA; Meghan and her husband Michael Burchianti of Louisville, KY; Kelly and her husband Robert Shine of Bronxville, NY; Lindsay and her husband Joseph Mahoney of Crestwood, NY; and Kaitlin of Eastham and her fiancé Benjamin Craig of San Diego. Bob was the brother of James McGorry of Centennial, CO, the proud and charismatic PopPop to seven grandchildren and the supportive and loving Uncle Bob to many nieces and nephews.

His visitation will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. in the Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA. His funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11am in St. Joan of Arc Church, 61 Canal Road, Orleans, MA, followed by his burial in Orleans Cemetery, Orleans, MA.

His family will forever remember his bravery and strength asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to VNA of Cape Cod Hospice and/or the “Brain Tumor Research Fund” at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, November 14, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 15, 2014

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Committal Service
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Devra Glick

November 25, 2014

Dear Karen, Amy, Meghan, Kelly, Lindsay, Caitlin & families -
Sending you lots of love & sympathy. I'm thinking of you all and remembering so many great times with Bob at 538 Saw Mill River Road & a really nice visit with you in Eastham just a few years ago. The slide show was such a nice tribute to Bob and all his girls. He was obviously so proud of his family.
Love,
Devra (Candee) Glick

michelle sebek

November 24, 2014

Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours
Blessings,
The Sebeks

November 19, 2014

Dear Karen, Girls and Family,
So sorry to learn of Bob's passing. I recall him as a man with overwhelming talents, an adventurous spirit and a smile that was infectious. I know he was the beacon in your lives. My deepest condolences.

Wes Reinhardt (Asheville, NC)

Hedy Esplen

November 16, 2014

We are very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace and your family find peace and strength daily. His light will always shine in your hearts and memories...May God Bless you all! Love, Hedy/Don/Babies

Susan Craig

November 15, 2014

Dear Karen, Kaitlin and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I am grateful for this fine photographic tribute that has helped acquaint me with this high spirited, loving man. May he rest in peace.
Please accept my deepest sympathy.

November 15, 2014

A man most remarkable. Rest peacefully. We miss you already.
Karen and family, our deepest condolences for your loss.
Love,
Tom & Theresa Lamp & Famiky

November 14, 2014

To all the McGorrys.

What a marvelous photographic tribute you put together to honor this great man... Thanks for sharing. He shall be missed by all who knew him.

Millie & Peter MacKenzie
Stuart FL

November 14, 2014

DEAR KAREN, MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU TODAY AND DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. MANY FORD MEMORIES OF YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY.
PLEASE ACCEPT MY SYMPATHY,
CAROL JULIAN

fjohn reinke (mc1968)

November 13, 2014

The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.

November 13, 2014

Dear Karen and Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time. God be with you all, Love, Mary & Lou.