Robert J. Courcy

December 17, 1943January 19, 2014
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Mr. Robert J. Courcy, 70, of Bourne, passed away Sunday, January 19th at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Diane I. (Begnoche) Courcy with whom he shared 47 years of marriage.

Born in White Plains, NY, and raised in Taunton, MA, Robert was the son of the late Louis G. and Yvonne M. (Dery) Courcy. Entering at the age of 17, Robert honorably served his country in the US Navy aboard the USS Midway. He then attended and graduated from Northeastern University’s Lincoln College School of Engineering. Robert was employed for 45 years in the field of Structural Engineering before his retirement in October of 2013.

Throughout his life, Robert was an avid athlete. He enjoyed participating in numerous sports (including softball, hockey, running and later in life, golf.) He was also a dedicated Boston sports fan. One of his daughters’ fondest memories was their yearly trip to the Boston Marathon. .

Above all, Robert was the most ethical and honest man his family has ever known. The time he enjoyed the most was that spent with his family. He was a devoted husband; wonderful father and grandfather (known as “Pep”), and loyal friend who will be deeply missed.

In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by his loving daughters, Jennifer McKay of Mashpee and Amanda Brouillard and husband John of Westfield, NJ and his beloved grandsons, Zach and Jack. Also survived by his brothers, Ronald L. Courcy and wife Diane M. of Shirley, and Lawrence P. Courcy and wife Valerie J. of Taunton, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Courcy’s Visiting Hours will be held on Friday from 4-8PM in the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A, Sandwich. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 11AM in Corpus Christi Parish, 324 Quaker Meeting House Rd., East Sandwich. Relatives and friends cordially invited. Burial will be private. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.


  • Visiting Hours Friday, January 24, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, January 25, 2014
  • Burial Thursday, January 30, 2014

Robert J. Courcy

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John Sullivan

February 24, 2014

Dear Diane, I an so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I know he was suffering these last few years with health complications. I worked with Bob on several projects over the years at United Engineers and more recently at Areva where I retired from in April of 2012, In my some 50 years of engineering Bob is one of the most practical and capable structural engineers I've had the pleasure of working with.
John Sullivan

Jack DiLuna

January 29, 2014

I am so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I worked with Bob at Cygna, Impell and Millstone. He was a wonderful, gentle man and a joy to work with. Jack DiLuna and wife Donna South Carolina

Philip Arsenault

January 26, 2014

Dear Diane,
I an so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I know he was suffering these last few years with health complications.
I can remember "Bobby" growing up as I was one of Larry's best friends and Bobby was always the sports enthusiast and a pretty good ball player. He and Larry used to quarrel a lot those days, however it was always in good fun.
Bobby usually came out on top because of his quickness and skill. I am sure that characteristic stayed with him throughout his life.
Please accept our sincere condolences as Judy and I are in. Sarasota, Florida these days enjoying retirement and therefore we were unable to make it to the funeral.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Sheryl Trainor

January 25, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bob at Cygna. Even though most of his time was spent on site, it was always great to see him back in Boston. He had such a great smile. Everyone loved him. May he rest in peace

Lee and Alice Berger

January 25, 2014

We know that Diane, Amanda, and Jen were the loves of your life, but when we saw the twinkle in your eyes as you spoke of "the boys," we smiled with you. We only wish we could have spent more time together, especially on the links. No need to yell "fore" anymore, good friend.
Lee and Alice

Eladio Gore

January 24, 2014

Dear Jennifer, Louise and I wish to convey our feelings of profound concern and sorrow for your families irreplaceable lost. Watching you these last few weeks as you endeavored to maintain your equilibrium showed us your real strength. It is that strength together with your circle of family and dear friends that will help you through this initial period. May your unending Love for your Father together with millions of fond memories help comfort you and your family always.
Your friend, Eladio

Carolyn & Krishna

January 24, 2014

Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this very sad and difficult time. Bob was a real class act.

January 23, 2014

Our deepest sympathies to your family at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Marijo and Ron Labin

January 23, 2014

Diane, Jen, and Amanda,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Bob was always a favorite growing up. Cousin Kathy (Dellaca) Wallat

Conni and Bill Baker

January 23, 2014

Diane, Jen and Amanda: Words can not express our deepest heartfelt sympathies to you at this very difficult time. Bob was such a wonderful man...he will be sadly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.