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McCracken Funeral Home

1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ

OBITUARY

Robert H. Largey

Passed away on November 2, 2019

Robert Hugh Largey, of Union, N.J., formerly of Orange, N.J., passed away peacefully on Saturday November 2, 2019 at his home. Born in Orange, NJ. Bob was a longtime member of St. John’s Parish and graduated from St. John School. He was a graduate of Our Lady of the Valley High School in Orange where he was a regular participant in the school’s noteworthy plays. He went on to receive his B.A. from Fordham University in the Bronx, N.Y., graduating with honors. He would go on to a successful career in the investment banking business for 28 years, employed by J. Barth and Company. He would leave that business to care for his aging parents, but returned to the workforce with the Essex County Department of Management and Budget, retiring in 1994. Bob married Marguerite Quinn in 1992, and they had 24 wonderful years of marriage until her death in 2016. They were well known as beloved members of numerous organizations, including the Jerry Lynch Social and Civic Club, the Irish-American Society of the Oranges, The Giblin Association, The Cryan Association, the McGovern Association, the Nugent Association, the Peter J. Smith Cultural Association, The Irish American Cultural Institute, the NJ Irish Festival Committee, The Irish American Unity Conference, the Holy Spirit Parish 60+ Group, the St. Genevieve Parish Leisure Group, the Union Twp. Active Retiree’s Club and the Gregory Club of New Jersey. They were also members of the Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, and the 2017 Parade was dedicated in their honor. Bob was also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 9 in Montclair, and was honored as their man of the year in 2001. In addition, when Bob was younger he was a member of what he affectionately called “The Mangia,Mangia Club” in Orange.

Bob was the son of the late Hugh Largey and Kathryn McLoughlin Largey. Known as “Buddy” to the family, he was 3rd of 7 siblings, and was predeceased by his sister Katherine (Raymond) Donahue, his brother William (Gloria) Largey, his brother John Stanley Largey, and his brother Henry “Harry” Largey. He is survived by his sisters Frances (Jerry) Lynch and Marion (Joseph) Alexander, and his sister-in-law Dorothy Klumpp Largey. He was also predeceased by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Pete and Joan Juzefyk. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, spanning three generations, including Mary Ellen and John McAuliffe, his primary caregivers in his last years.

Bob was gracious, kind, and always put others before himself. The family is grateful to all who helped Bob over the past few years, including Pansy, who lovingly cared for Bob in his own home. Relatives and friends are invited to visit the McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083 on Thursday November 7, 2019 from 3-7pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday November 8, 2019 at St. Genevieve Church, Elizabeth, NJ at 10:30 am followed by interment in the Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, NJ. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made in Roberts name to the charity of your choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.McCrackenFuneralHome.com for the Largy family.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Mass Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Burial Friday, November 8, 2019

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Darrin Wujciak

November 7, 2019

Connie Wujciak and family would like to send our condolences to you and family for your loss. Robert was a.caring person to whom meet and help with all the organizations that he was involved with
He was a great husband and uncle he will truly be missed
🙏🙏

Kevin and Shannon Keogh

November 6, 2019

Very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. A true Irish gentleman in every sense of the word. The world was a better place with Mr. Largey In it. Margie and Bob always were kind and friendly to everyone they encountered. He is in our Prayers.

Kevin and Shannon Keogh & Family
Cranford, NJ

Jim & Pat Friel

November 5, 2019

Bob was a true, Irish gentleman and a very kind and thoughtful person. May the beautiful memories you shared with him be a source of comfort during this difficult time. May he RIP! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY