Robert Paul Maher, 87
MARION – Robert Paul Maher, 87, of Marion - formerly of Norton - died Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Jean Ellen (Seaman) Maher.
Born in Manhattan, he was the son of the late Paul Robert Maher and Marie Josephine (Reilly) Maher. Bob graduated from The Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, receiving his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College. He went on to receive his master’s degree in Classics from Catholic University. Bob was also a Fulbright Scholar.
Bob joined The Christian Brothers, a Roman Catholic institute of Brothers of the Christian Schools founded by St. John Baptist de la Salle dedicated to education. His Christian Brothers name was Aquinas Stephen.
Bob was a Latin, Spanish, & French language teacher & tennis coach at Norton High School for 30 years. Post retirement he taught at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham. He taught tennis at Tabor Academy Summer Program in Marion for 25 years. A summer resident of Marion since 1982, moving there year-round in 2003.
While teaching at Notre Dame, Bob led several foreign education trips to Italy & Greece. He was a democratic delegate for Bristol and Plymouth Counties. He was a communicant of St. Rita’s Church in Marion.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Maher of Marion; his children, Nicole Maher and her husband Josh Dubnau of Huntington, NY; Lauren Maher Patrick and her husband Ian of Marion; Stephen Robert Maher and his wife Rachael of Danville, CA; Courtney Suzanne Ancker and her husband Henry of Bethlehem, PA; and Robert Daniel Maher of Marion, his brothers, William Maher of Norton; Paul Maher of New Jersey; Patrick Maher of Albuquerque, NM; his sister, Joan Maher of San Diego, CA, and his 6 grandchildren: Caitlin, Tabitha, Tobias, Soren, Harriet and Finnian.
He is remembered for being a kind, gentle, thoughtful soul with unwavering integrity.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at St. Rita’s Church, 121 Front St. Marion at 11AM.