Robert “Bobby” (Bobo) P. Hehir, 65, of Auburn, passed away Friday, February 9th in his home surrounded by his loving family; after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He leaves his two children, son; Garrett Hehir and daughter; Mackenzie Hehir both of Auburn; three sisters, Colleen Nickerson and her husband, Robert of Auburn, Susan Hehir of West Boylston, and Laurie Hehir of Auburn. He leaves a former wife and bestfriend Ann (O’Leary) Hehir of Auburn; and several aunts, uncles, cousins; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition he leaves a lifetime friend James “Jim” Herlihy who was Bobby’s greatest support along with Bobby’s daughter Mackenzie. Furthermore; he leaves behind many cherished friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Paul Hehir and a sister, Sandra Hehir.
He was born in Worcester the son of the late Robert T. and Carol (Hansen) Hehir. Bobby grew up in Worcester within the Columbus Park area, He was known to roller-blade all around Columbus Park; he even made his own home-made rollerblades. Bobby was a graduate from St. Peter-Marian High School and continued his education and athleticism at Boston College. Bobby was one of the greatest hockey players ever to play in the New England area. Bobby was inducted into the St. Peter-Marian Hall of Fame he held the most points throughout his high school and college career. He was a member of Boston College’s great 1977-1978 NCAA Final Four and ECAC championship hockey team. He accomplished playing professionally and traveled internationally for multiple hockey leagues. As Bobby's life moved on; he enjoyed sharing his love for the game by coaching many young athletes; one being his son. In addition he was an Account Executive in Logistics for 15 years. Bobby’s greatest joy was his children and family. He was known for making people laugh and creating many memories; especially while gathering with family and friends. Bobby enjoyed family trips to the beach, building outdoor skating rinks, hosting cookouts, and analyzing sports. Bobby could always be seen with a smile on his face saying “no worries'' and his famous quote “what’s up tin cup.” Bobby will always be remembered; as the life of the party and a person who took on life’s major challenges with the utmost grace and courage. Enjoy the sunshine in heaven “Pop’s” we love you and we will miss you.
The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the Boston Alumni for their support during this difficult time; as well as Gentiva Hospice Services for Bobby’s end of life care.
His calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 15th from 4:00pm until 7:00pm in O’CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue. His funeral is Friday, February 16th with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in North American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Dr, Auburn. Please go directly to church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
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