Bob Irwin

Bob was my brother-in-law who lived in Boston area. He was married to my sister for over 45 years and would have celebrated his 85th birthday in May. He leaves a beautiful legacy of three children and seven grandchildren to whom he was devoted. He was such a kind and good hearted man whose Catholic faith gave him deep meaning. While he had many health conditions, he never complained but kept a positive outlook and carried on. For the past five years, he lived in an assisted living facility. He made many friends who appreciated his ideas for field trips or helping his fellow veterans ensuring they were up to speed on the latest changes in benefits. He always had time for conversation. His three sons have shown such devotion to his care including their final goodbyes via video. The covid pandemic and resulting restrictions have been painful in not enabling us to share our loss with the comforting Catholic ritual of a wake and funeral Mass. We are comforted, however, that we will do so when the travel and shelter restrictions allow us to gather to celebrate his life.
Submitted by Mary Cooper, Portola Valley, CA