May 13, 2007

Robert W. Kelleher

Kelleher, Robert W. of Cohasset May 13, 2007. Husband of the late Anne (DelGrosso) Kelleher. Loving father of Ellen Kelleher of Beachwood, NJ, Maryanne Maher of Toronto, Robert J. Kelleher of Sunnyvale, CA, Peter M. Kelleher of Henderson, NV, Patricia Tynan of Huntington Beach, CA, Nancy Kelleher of Tucson, AZ, and James W. Kelleher of Hingham. Brother of Rita Kelleher, Peter Kelleher, both of Hingham, and the late Ruth Pierre, John, Edward, William, Frances White, Helen Cronin, and Mary Smith. Also survived by 12 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), HINGHAM, Wednesday at 9 AM. Funeral Mass in Saint Paul’s Church, Hingham at 10 AM. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 PM. Burial in Woodside Cemetery, Cohasset at a later date. Mr. Kelleher worked as an engineer for New England Telephone for over 30 years, retiring in 1982. During WWII, he served as a lead navigator in the Army Air Corps while stationed in Debach, England with the 493rd Bomb Group. He entered the service as a Private in 1943 and was discharged as a Captain in 1945, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross. An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Kelleher enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and baseball. Donations in memory of Mr. Kelleher may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 1309 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446.