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Robert Irish

Robert Irish

Monday, June 24th, 1940 Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

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Obituary for Robert N Irish

Robert N. Irish, Jr., of Somers, CT, beloved husband of 21 years to the late Elaine A. Irish, entered into Eternal Rest with his family at his side on October 30, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. Better known around town as Bob or Bobby, he was born in Stafford, CT on June 24, 1940, the son of the late Robert N. Irish, Sr. and Annie (Kie) Irish. Bob was a lifelong resident of Somers and known to so many as a result of his mother’s seasonal Halloween business known as “The Spook House”. During his working years he was a forklift operator at Emhart in Windsor, CT, a security guard at Burlington Coat Factory in Enfield and retired, after many years, as the lead custodian at Green Meadows School in Hampden, MA. His greatest passion in life was singing and playing country music on his guitar and was best known as “Bobby Cash” among his friends that he regularly entertained at the Hampden VFW. One of his prized possessions was his 1999 Ford Mustang which he loved to drive with the top down any chance that he had. While at home in Somers he loved to feed and watch the wildlife in his backyard and sit by his pond. He was an avid fisherman and often joked that he would stock his pond full of trout so he’d be able to catch a fish every day. He enjoyed the times watching NASCAR and old western movies with dear friends, was deeply patriotic and loved his country.

Bob is survived by his loving daughter Lisa Guertin and her husband Shawn of RI; his stepdaughters Tammie Shah and her husband Usmani of CT, Janet LaCross and her partner Michele Mengel of PA, Lorrie Marquis and her husband David of FL; his stepson Steven LaCross of CT; his grandchildren Kyle Southwick, Kristen Southwick, Samuel Guertin, Abbe Guertin, Annie Gregoire,Thaira Shah, Carl Usher, Jr., Mark Demski, Sheena Brouillard, Brandon Hughes, and many nieces, nephews and close friends, especially his friends at the Hampden VFW that he thought of as family. In addition to his wife Elaine, he was predeceased by his loving and devoted sisters, Arlene Caputo, Myrtle Pixley, and Shirley Dickson; his daughter Holly Irish Gregoire; his son Robert W. Irish., his grandsons Chris Demski and Darrell LaCross and his former wife and friend Deborah Moody Irish Hughes.

His family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday November 5, 2019 from 4-7 PM at the Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main Street, Somers, CT. A service honoring Bob’s life and memory will be celebrated on Wednesday November 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Somers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in North Cemetery in Somers followed by a reception at Joanna’s in Somersville, CT. For online condolences, please visit www.somersfuneralhome.com.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Somers Funeral Home
    354 Main Street
    SOMERS, CT
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    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Somers Funeral Home
    354 Main Street
    SOMERS, CT
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 |
    North Cemetery, Somers
    Route 83
    Somers
    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

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Papa - I am going to miss your sweet smile, your kind heart, and hearing you sing your favorite tunes. I love you and hope you are resting peacefully.
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