Robert L. McAuley, M.D.
Ashby: Robert L. McAuley, M.D., 80, of Ashby, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 , at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston.
...Chief Pathologist at Health Alliance - Burbank Hospital, Fitchburg for nearly thirty years
Dr. McAuley was born in Boston, January 5, 1933, a son of Clifton and Eleanor (Marino) McAuley and grew up in the Dorchester section of the city. He moved to Ashby in 1970.
A graduate of Dorchester High School, he continued his education at Boston University and in 1959 graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. After serving his residency at the former Massachusetts Memorial Hospital in Boston, he furthered his career at Deaconess Hospital in Boston, Faulkner Hospital in Boston and Pondville Hospital in Norfolk. He then began a career spanning three decades as the Chief of Pathology at Burbank Hospital in Fitchburg. Following the 1996 closing of the Burbank campus, Dr. McAuley transferred to Health Alliance – Leominster Campus before his retiring in late 1998.
During the mid 1960’s Dr. McAuley taught pathology at the Harvard Medical School, Boston.
He took pleasure in working about his home and farm known as “Ashby Pasture”. He enjoyed his animals, breeding and raising horses, traveling and fishing. He had a life long passion for knowledge.
Dr. McAuley is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dagne H. (Ulmanis) McAuley; a son and daughter in law, Philip H.U. and Ligia McAuley of Amherst, NH; a daughter, Charlotte A. McAuley of Ashby; four brothers, Clifton McAuley Jr. of Oklahoma, William McAuley of Tennessee, Frank McAuley of Hampton, NH, Kenneth McAuley of De Ray Beach, FL; a sister, Judith Chesley of Chatham; two grandchildren, Mariela McAuley and Erik McAuley.
He was the brother of the late Walter McAuley of Norwood and Barbara Olson of West Roxbury.
Dr. McAuley’s family will receive family and friends from 1-3 Saturday, April 13th at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Road (Rte 2A)) Ayer. A service of remembrance and reflection will be offered at 3 PM. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Sterling Animal Shelter, 17 Laurelwood Road, Sterling, MA 01564.