Robert C. Pacy

  • Born: November 7, 1933
  • Died: June 7, 2019
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert C. Pacy, 85, of Stoneham, Massachusetts, died at home surrounded by his family. He courageously confronted cancer for the past several years. He was born to parents Crimens and Frances (Rivetts) Pacy on November 7, 1933 in Littleton, Massachusetts.

He grew up in a large family of seven children on a farm in Littleton, where he learned the value of hard work. For all his adult life, he lived in Stoneham where he owned a taxi company since 1972 and was a well-respected businessman. He owned Town Taxi in Stoneham, Bob's Taxi in Winchester, and Wakefield Taxi in Wakefield.

He leaves his wife, Jordalee Pacy "Clover". He leaves his children Alexia, Alexander, William Pacy, and stepson, Nicholas Napier. In addition, he leaves his children from his first marriage: Laurel Callahan, Cynthia Blampye, Robert C. Pacy Jr, and Bruce Pacy. In all he leaves eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He is survived by his siblings Marjorie Trebendis, Anna Boccio, Ronald Pacy, Carol Anne Reilly, and John Pacy. His sister Mary Emily Johnston died in 1962. He leaves many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and extended family.

Bob was well-know in his community for his caring, generosity, and helpfulness. Along with the usual service his cab company provided residents of the area, he reached out to people in need and gave them special care, whether it was a ride to hospital for an appointment or to an ice cream stand for a shut in. Very often he charged them nothing or just a token amount. He kept his eye on people who needed more than just a ride to somewhere. He looked after people whether it was his children, family, friends or strangers. He was one of a kind or maybe the last of his breed. He helped many people. His cheerful and charming demeanor was a welcome sight for most people. He made sure kids he drove to school had their lunch money. Parents were assured that their kids were in good hands. He treated them all like they were his own. It is little wonder that he was known as "Pappy" by so many kids in the area. Many adults still remember "Pappy." But he loved his own kids most of all. His family came first to him.

Bob worked most of the time, often seven days a week, even when he was sick. Yet he had his enjoyments and hobbies. He was a collector. He collected coins, clocks, curios of all kinds. He loved auctions and he loved dog racing. He loved to drive, especially through the countryside in search of some restaurant he heard about. He was an eternal optimist. He loved life.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St., Stoneham on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 9am, followed by a funeral mass celebrating Robert's Eternal Life at St. Joseph's Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10am.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with his family at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 from 4 to 8pm. Parking attendants and elevator are available.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Rd #200, Framingham, MA 01701.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for your family and let me know if there is anything you need.

Posted by Jay Donahue - Melrose, MA - Classmate   June 20, 2019

Do sorry for your loss

Posted by Carol Cohen-Smith - Wadsworth, IL - Family   June 17, 2019

Bob was more than just a man who lived next door, he was a friend and almost like family. I have so many wonderful memories of him, that I don't know where to begin. He was a very special person, and I will miss his smile and warm words. May he rest in peace.

Leslie Zolla

Posted by Leslie Zolla - Stoneham, MA - Neighbor   June 17, 2019

Dear Cindy and Laurel,

I find now, as I'm getting "older", that I seem to be reading the "Irish Sport's Page", as my father used to call it, every day and I came across the passing of your father. I'm sorry for your loss and I send my condolences to all. I remember him, and your lovely mother too. Your father, and mother, were always so nice and welcoming to me years back when we would get together Cindy. He had a great smile and was a nice man. May he rest peacefully ~

Posted by Pamela Turner - Falmouth, MA   June 15, 2019

We are sort for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please know we are here for you if you need anything. Gino Carbone and family.

Posted by Leanne Carbone - Classmate   June 13, 2019

I offer my condolences to the Pacy family, our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Posted by Celia Hill - Randolph, MA - Family Friend   June 12, 2019

My Dear Friend Bob,

I marked relationship as "Son", because treated me like one. Gave me encouragement, advice, friendship, his time, and his love. I'll miss his awesome smile which seem to never leave his continence while I was with him.

We'd talk of the clock business and the taxi business... ups and downs, great times, tough times ... and I know every day I could give him a call at 5:15 AM and he'd be ready to dispatch taxis .... the man was made of energy. So many stories I've heard of what he did for people .. so many things her did for me .

Bob became a very good friend of my father, Bob Webber and an even closer friend to my partner, Leo Hurley; meeting ever Saturday for breakfast for many years. I hope they are reunited again.

My condolences to his family.
Harvey Webber

Posted by Harvey Webber - HAMPTON, NH - Son   June 12, 2019

' Bob' : I met you first when I was a Selectman and you were at our hearings regarding fairness in rates for your professional men and women in your field.
You never asked for more than what was fair and enough to keep you in business.
I remember your sincerity, energy, and lust for life. I admired you always and looked forward to our conversations when I always learned something.
Rest in Peace my friend and I'll see you when I arrive.
Regards, Frank Pignone

Posted by Frank Pignone - Stoneham, MA - Friend   June 11, 2019

So sorry to hear about your Dad passing. He was such a nice, friendly guy and a great boss too! I really enjoyed driving a taxi for him.

Posted by Diane Rimi - Port Charlotte, FL - Friend   June 11, 2019