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Robert F. McIsaac Jr. Veteran
January 25, 2024


Robert F. (Bobby) McIsaac, Jr., of Lowell MA, formerly of Malden, passed away suddenly on January 25, 2024, at the age of 59.

Bobby was born in Winthrop on November 16, 1964, to Robert F. and Jeannette (Orifice) McIsaac. He was raised in Malden, attended Malden Public Schools as a child, and graduated from Malden High School with the Class of 1983.

In January 1985, he enlisted with the United States Army. After completing his rigorous training at Fort Benning, GA, he was assigned to the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Ord, CA, where he excelled at physical fitness, hand-to-hand combat, rappelling, marksmanship, and reconnaissance. He served in the 5th Battalion, 21st Infantry, and in 1987 was deployed to Sinai, Egypt for a 6-month MFO (Multinational Force and Observers) peacekeeping mission. He spent the remainder of his Army service back at Fort Ord, CA, where he spent much of his off-time helping friends and other soldiers to repair their cars. He was honorably discharged in 1993.

Serving in the military was one of Bobby’s proudest accomplishments. He often said it was the most difficult, but the best time, in his life. One of his fondest memories of his Army years, was his deployment to Egypt. While there, he got to see The Great Pyramid, camels, and enough sand to last him a lifetime.

Bobby was a jack-of-all-trades, and although not trained in any one field, he was good at everything he tried. He was always willing to help friends and family with anything they needed. He made friends everywhere he went. He was the life of the party, the funniest guy in the crowd, and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He could quote lines from most movies, some of his favorite ones being: The Great Outdoors, The Breakfast Club, Back to School, Tommy Boy, and My Cousin Vinny.

He was a longtime employee of Clean & Clear Pool Service, Inc. From spring to fall, each year, Bobby traveled extensively to open, maintain, and close/winterize swimming pools for that company’s customers.

Bobby was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his four siblings: Mariann Moscone and her husband Gene, of Wakefield; Jeanne Louise McIsaac, of Peabody; Francis C. McIsaac, of Wakefield; and Christine Kurdzionak and her husband John, of Malden. He was the loving (and very funny) uncle of Russell and Robert Steele; Gene Moscone; Elizabeth (Moscone) Babo and her husband Alex; and John and Allia Kurdzionak. He is also survived by his aunt, Marion Anthony (his Godmother); many cousins, friends, and coworkers; his Army roommate Ed Walsh; and the rest of his Army buddies.

Family and friends are invited to Bobby’s visitation at Spadafora Funeral Home, 865 Main Street in Malden, on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Parish, 770 Salem Street in Malden, at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. (Those wishing to travel in procession from the funeral home to the church, are asked to please meet at the funeral home at 10:00 AM on Wednesday the 7th.)

After the Mass, interment with Military Honors will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (“The V.A.”), in Bobby’s memory.

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Spadafora Funeral Home
865 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148