Henry Robert (Bob) Cauley, age 93, of Holyoke, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020. He was born in Holyoke, a son of the late Henry and Helen (Bowler) Cauley, was educated in the Holyoke schools, and was a 1943 graduate of Holyoke High School. Bob was a proud United States Army veteran of WWII serving from 1944 to 1946 in the European Theater, during which time he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, and attained the rank of Corporal. He then enjoyed a long career as a Communications Coordinator on the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, retiring in 1989. Bob was a life member of the Holyoke Lodge of Elks #902 and a faithful communicant of Our Lady of the Cross and Saint Jerome parishes. He was an avid golfer, frustrated Red Sox fan and enjoyed cooking for his family, especially creating soups and sauces. Always ready with a quick joke and easy way, he loved any gathering of family and friends. Bob was the widower of Anne E. (Brown) Cauley, who passed away on December 6, 2011. He is survived by three sons: Daniel R. Cauley and his wife Kathy of Fort Walton Beach, FL, Robert F. Cauley of Lees Summit, MO, and Edward J. Cauley and his wife Dina of Belchertown, daughter-in-law Janice of Holyoke; six grandchildren: Andrew,, Caitlin, Elizabeth, Bridget, Brendan and Isabella Cauley; a sister-in-law, Jane Brown of Gloucester, MA; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and his wife, Bob was predeceased by a son, Richard P. Cauley; two brothers: James and Edward Cauley; and a sister, Mary Gazda. The Family would also like to thank the staff at Vero Healthcare in South Hadley for their care and compassion in the final months of his life. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, February 18th at 9 am from the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Saint Patrick Chapel of Saint Jerome Church, 169 Hampden Street. Burial will follow in Saint Jerome Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Monday, February 17th from 2 to 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.
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