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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

Robert L. McAuley, M.D.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.

Arrangements

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.


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  • Richard Ouellette

    Holden, MA
    April 15, 2013 11:04 am

    I worked with Dr. Mcauley @ Burbank Hospital for a number of years and have many fond memories of him. I am very sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful man.


  • JUAN SANTAMARIA

    CARACAS VENEZUELA
    April 15, 2013 10:03 am

    PHIL, MI SENTIDO PESAME POR TAN DOLOROSA PERDIDA. UN ABRAZO SOLIDARIO PARA TI Y TU VALIOSA FAMILIA DESDE CARACAS-VENEZUELA.


  • Jean Moulton

    Laurel Fqrm, Ashby
    April 14, 2013 1:10 pm

    All of us at Laurel Farm were most upset to hear of Bob’s death and sorry not to have found out until Suday, April 14th. We all send our condolences to Dagne, Charlotte and Philip and His family.


  • Andoni Guerra

    Caracas, Venezuela
    April 13, 2013 9:13 am

    Phil.
    Recibe mis sentidas condolencias y oremos todos para que su alma sea acogida en las manos de Dios Nuestro Salvador. Estamos en este momento de dolor a tu lado
    Andoni


  • Timothy B. Smith

    Leominster,Ma.
    April 13, 2013 9:06 am

    Dear Charlotte,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy at this difficult time.
    My prayers go out to you and your family at this time of loss.May he rest in peace.


  • Edson Trinidad

    Lima, Perú
    April 12, 2013 5:11 pm

    Estimado Phil,

    Expresamos nuestras más sentidas condolencias y elevamos nuestras oraciones para que Dios acoja a tu Padre en su reino y bendiga vuestros corazones.

    Afectuosamente,

    Edson Trinidad


  • DAVID DELGADO

    VENEZUELA
    April 12, 2013 11:20 am

    DEAR PHIL.. NOW YOU MUST REMEMBER WITH HAPPYNESS EVERY DAY THAT YOU HAVE HAD YOUR DAD.. YOU WERE BLESSED…
    I WANT TO SEND YOU STREGHTS..
    HUGS!!


  • Patricia Capellán

    República Dominicana
    April 12, 2013 9:33 am

    Estimado Phil,

    Mis más profundas condolencias por tan irreparable pérdida. Dios de consuelo y fuerzas a ti y a toda tu familia.

    Un fuerte abrazo.


  • Ernesto Tescari James

    Caracas Venezuela
    April 12, 2013 9:31 am

    Dear Phil, always with you in this difficult moment God will be with your father.

    Best Regards


  • Ana Lucia Lenotti

    Sao Paulo, BR
    April 12, 2013 9:26 am

    Dear Phil,

    We were deeply saddned to learn about your father’s passing and I want you know that our thought and prayers are with you and your family.

    Ana and Family


  • Gastón Cadile

    Argentina
    April 11, 2013 11:36 pm

    Estimado Phil,
    Sabemos que en momentos como éstos, ninguna palabra es suficiente, pero no queríamos dejar de enviarte nuestras sentidas condolencias por el fallecimiento de tu padre. Que dios lo tenga en la gloria. Saludos afectuosos para toda tu familia.
    Familia Cadile. (EECOL Arg.)


  • Gustavo Vega

    El Salvador
    April 11, 2013 8:21 pm

    Phil,
    Tu padre ya descansa en paz y ha sido la voluntad de nuestro Senor.
    Mucha fortaleza y resignacion en estos duros momentos para ti y toda tu familia.
    Nuestras oraciones estan con ustedes por su eterno descanso, reciban nuestras sinceras muestras de condolencia.


  • Nancy Myers

    Former Burbank Hospital Volunteer
    April 11, 2013 7:04 pm

    Guest Book for the family of the late
    Robert L.McAuley,M.D., with great affection:

    We know that absent from the body- present with the Lord.
    One of the rewards of filing in Pathology was to have seen a photograph Doctor brought in of him and Mrs. McAuley in formal attire at a Cancer Sociey event. Precious memories. How they linger.


  • Juan Jorge Mausbach

    Argentina
    April 11, 2013 2:22 pm

    Querido Phil:

    Mis mas sinceras condolencias por el fallecimeinto de tu padre. Mis plegarias y oraciones por su eterno descanso. Un fuerte abrazo a ti y a toda tu familia. Juan


  • Jean Volny Martelly

    Hollywood,FL
    April 11, 2013 2:00 pm

    Phil,
    Please receive my deepest sympathy.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    May God be with you and your entire family.
    Regards.


  • Ricardo De Leo

    Miami, Florida
    April 11, 2013 11:25 am

    Our prayer and sympathy are with you and your family by the loss of your dear father.
    DUTECH, Inc.


  • Julie & Bill Bentley

    NH
    April 11, 2013 8:18 am

    Phil, Ligia, Dagne, Charlotte, Mariella and Erik,
    Bill & I are so saddened by your loss. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories help you during this hard time.


  • José Talón

    Barcelona (Spain)
    April 11, 2013 8:15 am

    I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Please accept my condolences.


  • Julie & Bill Bentley

    NH
    April 11, 2013 8:07 am

    We are so sorry for your loss of a great man.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family


  • FERDINAND E ABERIN

    Manila, Philippines
    April 10, 2013 10:49 pm

    My deepest sympathies. My prayers are with you, Phil, and your family at this time of sorrow. May his soul rest in peace.

    Sincerely,
    Ferdie Aberin


  • Familia Hidalgo

    Ecuador
    April 10, 2013 5:42 pm

    Querido Phil:

    De parte de todos sus amigos de Ecuador, le enviamos nuestro mas sentido pesame. Unimos nuestras plegarias a Dios por el eterno descanso de su Papa, y para que El les otorgue la fuerza necesaria para superar este momento de dolor.

    Un calido y afectuoso abrazo a la distancia


  • Carlos Jiménez

    Costa Rica
    April 10, 2013 4:40 pm

    PhiL: Mi mas sentido pésame a toda tu familia y en especial a tu persona, espero y confío que la sabiduría del diario vivir te de la tranquilidad y la aceptación de estos momentos.
    Un saludo especial a la distancia.


  • April 10, 2013 4:06 pm

    I was so saddened to hear of your loss. I know how close your family is and am heartbroken for you.

    I send my heartfelt sympathies to all of you; Phil, Ligia, Mariella, Erik, Charlotte and to Mrs. McAuley.
    Having worked with Phil for over 20 years now, I feel as if I’ve known you all for a long time, since he talks of each of you often.
    Cherish the happy times…those are the memories that last and will keep him in your minds and hearts forever.
    I hold you in my thoughts at this time of sadness.

    Sincerely
    Lucy Fitzpatrick


  • Mai & Jason Bishop

    Manchester, NH
    April 10, 2013 3:53 pm

    Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  • Ian, Donna and all at Power-Lite Products Limited

    Trinidad, W.I.
    April 10, 2013 3:33 pm

    Please accept our deepest condolences, our prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. May his soul rest in peace.


  • Ellen Pillman

    April 10, 2013 3:00 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


  • Gloria Grillo

    Barranquilla, Colombia
    April 10, 2013 2:52 pm

    Phil : please receive my deepest sympathy. May god be with you and your family in this dark moment.
    Regards,


  • Vickie Silver

    Scarsdale, NY
    April 10, 2013 1:02 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Mcauley family during this very difficult time. I have worked with Dr. Mcauley for more than 15 years and we had a wonderful and special friendship. He adored his wife and family. My deepest sympathies on your loss.


  • Lucille Wenzel

    Manchester, NH
    April 10, 2013 1:02 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to the McAuley family.


  • Marco Vargas

    Costa Rica
    April 10, 2013 12:54 pm

    Phil:
    Our deepest sympathy.
    Our prayers are with you and your family.


  • DANIEL ZARLENGA

    VENEZUELA
    April 10, 2013 12:32 pm

    PHIL, UN ABRAZO. SEGURO QUE CON SU TRAYECTORIA ESTARÁ DISFRUTANDO UN ENVIDIABLE DESCANSO….SALUDOS


  • Ricardo Archilla

    Argentina
    April 10, 2013 11:47 am

    Phil,

    May I offer you my sincere condolences. You have the deepest sympathy of my family and of everyone in our staff.

    Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Ricardo Archilla


  • FELIX LLIBRE

    MIAMI, FL.
    April 10, 2013 11:38 am

    Phil; Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  • Philip Woo

    Singapore
    April 10, 2013 11:15 am

    I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I know he meant a lot to you. I want you to know I am thinking of you and what you and your family must be going through right now. Please accept my condolences. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you.

    My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time and may his memory be eternal.

    Philip Woo


  • Carlos Navarro

    Venezuela
    April 10, 2013 11:14 am

    Nuestro sentido pesame de parte de todo el grupo de empresas Dusalba, RTL, Forjas Fanti, Dutech inc y en el mio propio.


  • Vicki O'Neil

    Travel Incorporated
    April 10, 2013 11:04 am

    Our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Vicki O’Neil


  • Eduardo Ariz & Family

    Miami, Florida
    April 10, 2013 10:57 am

    Phil,

    May God be with you and your family in this hour of grief.

    With our Deepest Sympathy,

    The Ariz,Family.


  • Hernan Bosaans

    Chile
    April 10, 2013 9:10 am

    Un gran abrazo para Uds..

    Afectuosamente,

    Hernan, Hernan Jr. y Pat


  • Ann Knisell

    West Townsend, MA
    April 7, 2013 12:52 pm

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the McAuley family. Dr. McAuley was a wonderful hard working, caring man. We lived in the carriage house for 3 years and spent many hours talking and working with Dr.McAuley and Dagne. He will be missed by many! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.