Robert Michael Cleary
Jan 25th, 2024
Robert Michael Cleary, 81, of West Yarmouth, MA, passed away on January 25, 2024. He was born on March 13, 1942, in Melrose, MA, to the late Joseph Francis Cleary and Kathleen (Kehoe) Cleary. Bob is survived by his daughter Tiffany Cleary De Moudt and son-in-law Paul De Moudt of Houston, TX, his son Michael (Cleary) and daughter-in-law Erica Cleary of Foxboro, his four grandchildren Dominik and Alexandra De Moudt, and Isabella and Sophia Cleary and his former wife, Barbara Cleary. He was preceded in death by his sister, Maureen Cleary and his beloved yellow lab, Coleman Monroe.
Bob was known for his practical jokes, infectious laugh and his candor. He had a unique perspective on life and loved telling stories about his wild days at Sigma Chi Fraternity and the time he had drinks with Elvis in his trailer. Bob could be easily spotted with his trademark visor and cigar in hand. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed golfing at various courses on Cape Cod. He also enjoyed early morning coffee and donuts with friends and meticulously manicuring his yard.
After graduating from Arizona State University in 1967, Bob proudly served his country until 1969. He was stationed in Vietnam as an Army Infantry Specialist where he earned two Purple Hearts.
Bob had a successful career as a remodeling contractor and was well-respected in his field. His attention to detail and dedication to his craft made him a sought-after professional.
Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, MA on January 31, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Ave., Bourne, MA. will follow at 1:45 p.m.
Bob Cleary will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.