Born in Providence, R.I., the son of the late Martin Mulcahey and Anna (Marnane) Mulcahey. Bob graduated from LaSalle Academy, Providence, R.I., the School of Engineering at the University of Rhode Island, and the School of Business at the University of Connecticut. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1960s.
As an adjunct instructor, he taught statistics at the University of Hartford for several years. During his 43-year career in the jet engine business at Pratt & Whitney (P&W), he was an inventor and patent-holder and later was a financial manager. Following his retirement, he also served as a business consultant to P&W.
For 15 years, Bob served on the board of directors of the American Eagle Federal Credit Union. His service to the Town of Glastonbury, Conn. included four years on the Water Pollution Control Authority and 21 years on the Economic Development Commission.
His other interests included reading particularly history, singing in a community chorus, sailing with his family, vacationing at Scarborough Beach and Green Hill, R.I., traveling in the U.S. and internationally with his wife, and running, with the high point being participating for 25 years in the Manchester, Conn. Road Race.
A devoted husband and father, his greatest love was his family.
Bob is also survived by three children, Joseph and his wife Anita of Medway, Brian and his wife Lydia Hsu of Sudbury, and Kathleen Dwyer and her husband Charles of Medway; and seven grandchildren, Sean Mulcahey, Colleen Mulcahey, Brennan Dwyer, Matthew Dwyer, Adam Dwyer, Ryan Mulcahey, and Cara Mulcahey.
Calling hours will be Monday, July 9, from 4-7 p.m., at Pickering & Son Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St.,Westborough. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 10, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Luke’s Parish, 70 West Main St.,Westborough, followed by private burial at a later date at St. Ann’s Cemetery of Cranston, R.I.
Memorial donations may be made in Bob’s name to UMass Medical School, PO Box 2795, Worcester, MA 01613-9938 or https://w3.umassmed.edu/onlinedonation/.