Robert D.'s Story
Robert D. “Bob” MacEachern, 74, of Gloucester, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Lahey Clinic Hospital in Burlington following a brief illness.
He was born in Gloucester, on May 18, 1943, son of the late John and Mary (Burns) MacEachern.
Bob was a graduate of St. Ann’s High School, Class of 1961 and later received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Education from Salem State. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.
Bob was the business education teacher at Gloucester High School, who worked with the Cape Ann Savings Bank in originating its Educational Branch at the high school over 25 years ago, and guided many students into the banking, finance and business arenas. Bob most usually known as "Mr. Mac" or "Coach" was dedicated to his students and athletes. He was a long time Boys Basketball and Golf coach at Gloucester High and also helped start the Summer Basketball League at Middleton Playground, where he both coached and refereed. Bob was also a Certified High School Official. He will greatly missed by all who knew him.
Bob is survived by two sisters, Margaret “Peg” Gasperoni and her husband, Bill Gasperoni of Beverly, Donna MacEachern of Arizona; his brother, John “JD” MacEachern of Gloucester; nieces and nephews, Diana Gasperoni of N.Y.C., Nicole Gasperoni of California, William “BJ” Gasperoni of N.Y.C. and Paul Gasperoni of Salem; a great-niece, Sierra Gasperoni and great-nephew, Colin Gasperoni and several godchildren.
His Graveside Service will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester on Wednesday, September 6th at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Visiting hours in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Carroll Center for the Blind, 770 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458.
For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  September 4, 2017