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“Mary Ellen, Fuad and I send our deepest condolences for the loss of Bob. We will truly miss his friendship, compassion, and lifelong memories we made...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Leila and Fuad Mudawwar - MA

“Mary Ellen, I am so sorry but I just heard of Bob's passing. I first met Bob in a professional capacity as counsel to HCPA . We then developed a warm...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: John Bagley - Longmeadow, MA

“Mary Ellen and family-I was sooo sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Bob was my manager at Health New England. He was such a wonderful person- I...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Lynn Tarnowski - East Longmeadow, MA

“Mary Ellen and family....I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I worked for him in sales at HNE...in fact he hired me. He was a wonderful person....Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: Ann Moriarty - Westfield, MA

“It was the summer of 2010 and I was preparing to deploy to Iraq as a physician with the Massachusetts National Guard and I had no idea how I going to...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Martin Lesser - Holyoke, MA

“Mary Ellen and family,I was so sadden to hear of Bob's passing. I got to know Bob better from the many teacher's golf outings at the Cape. I enjoyed...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Raymond Williamson - Ludlow

“Dear Maryellen,How sad! I have a lot of good memories and good times with Bob.He will be missed. Thinking of you and your family with my deepest...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest sympathy. office of Francis Croke MD ”
8 of 34 | Posted by: Elaine Skawski - Holyoke

“Maryellen and the entire Suchecki family:I was so sad to learn of Bob's passing.I will keep you all in my prayers and hope that happy memories help...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Carol Sharpe - Sebring, FL

“Mary Elle: I am extremely saddened by Bob's passing. He was such a great guy and gentleman. He will be missed. My heart goes out to you and your...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Joe Canata - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

“Cousin Robert was my role model growing up. I always looked forward to seeing him at family gatherings. My deepest sympathy is with the entire family. ”
11 of 34 | Posted by: Stanley Czupryna - Chicopee

“Mary Ellen and Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and dad. May God be with you at this difficult time. ...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Maryellen and Family...We were devastated to hear of Bob's passing. Such a kind, compassionate man who loved his family beyond measure. Our...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Mary Ellen & Family,We were very sorry to hear of Robert's passing. Will keep you & your family in our prayers.Always, ”
14 of 34 | Posted by: John & Mary Glasheen - N.P.Richey, FL

“Mary Ellen and FamilyThinking of you at this time of sadness.Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
15 of 34 | Posted by: Carol Clapp - SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, GA

“Dear Mary Ellen and FamilyVery saddened to hear about Robert's passing. Brings back a lot of fond memories as we were growing up together as kids....Read More »
16 of 34 | Posted by: Pete & Debbie Czupryna - MD

“Maryellen and family,We were shocked and saddened to hear of Rob's passing. What a great guy!May your happy memories be a comfort to you all.Hugs...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: Grace & Dan Sullivan

“One of my favorite people. Besides work we shared a love for bonsai. I still have the plant he gave me 10 years ago. I will treasure it even nmore...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Don Michaels - Westborough, MA

“Maryellen, we were saddened to hear of your loss. Such a great partner who loved his family.. Thinking of you and your family at this very difficult...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Kathy and Marty Cathro - MA

“Maryellen, we are shocked and saddened to hear of Bob's passing away. The strength of your family will be of great comfort to you. Our heartfelt...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: Ann LaMagdelaine - Boynton beach, FL

“Dear Maryellen and Family, Bob was one of the best! I worked with him for 18 years in different roles and loved every minute! He was a mentor to me...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr Suchecki was a great teacher I have fond memories of his passion for math and teaching. A kind and caring person. My heartfelt condolences for...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Elizabeth Courtney - Ludlow, MA

“Am deeply sorry for your loss. your cousin from Baltimore... Priscilla Sicard ”
23 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Maryellen and family. May your Faith carry you through this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. Cousin Pat Sicard ”
24 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Bob was a prince - a true gentleman who set a standard of ethics in his business and personal life we should all aspire to. He was a great teacher...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Mike Houff - Long, MA

“Mary Ellen and family...knew something wasn't right at Mass yesterday when we saw you briefly. We are so sorry. What an admirable life story he had...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Jack/Nancy Gadbois - Southampton, MA

“Mary Ellen and family, Ted and I were saddened to hear of Bobs passing. You and the boys will be in our prayers during this difficult time. Susan...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Susan Williamson - Placida, FL

“Mary Ellen and family. So sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. You are in my prayers and thoughts. ”
28 of 34 | Posted by: Cynthia Karukin - Chicopee, MA

“MaryEllen & Family;It is with the heaviest of hearts that we learned of Bob's passing. He was my friend since we were age 6 and was like another...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Ronald Wysk - Orleans, MA

“Mary Ellen,Carole,Phil,Paul and families, I was shocked to read of Robert's passing. My deepest sympathy is with you all. May your loving memories...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: Ann Czupryna LaBonte - Chicopee

“MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU MARY ELLEN AND YOUR FAMILY IN THE LOSS OF ROBERT. WE HAVE NOT KEPT IN TOUCH IN YEARS. MAY GOD GIVE YOU AND YOURS PEACE THAT...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: PHYLLIS SICARD REDFERN - PHOENIX, AZ

“Mary Ellen,My deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband.Briget ”
32 of 34 | Posted by: Briget Reilly - Holyoke, MA

“To the Suchecki family, Sending our deepest condolences and prayers on the passing of your loved one. What a fulfilling life he lived. Love and...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mary Ellen and sympathy to all your family. We all loved Bob, his sense of humor, intellect, and kindness. We...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: Frank & Holly Szydlo - Wells, ME


HOLYOKE: Robert J. Suchecki, 71, beloved husband, loving father and grandpa, and cherished brother, uncle and friend passed away on January 27, 2017, at Baystate Medical Center surrounded by the family he loved so deeply. Bob was born in Holyoke, MA to now deceased parents Felix and Wanda (Klosek) Suchecki. He was raised in the Willimansett section of Chicopee, attended Chicopee public schools and graduated from Chicopee High School in 1962. Bob excelled in baseball and played for the 1961, 62 State Championship Chicopee High baseball teams. Bob continued his academic and athletic career at American International College where he received a BA in Mathematics in 1966, and was a standout baseball player at one time holding four records. Bob then entered the field of education teaching mathematics and computer science in the Ludlow Public School system primarily at the high school level. Bob thoroughly enjoyed teaching and coaching JV baseball. He also had the honor of serving as senior class advisor and serving on several committees. While in the teaching profession, Bob took a number of mathematics and computer science courses sponsored by the National Science Foundation as well as advanced level courses in education receiving a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Westfield State College. Bob's favorite hobbies included bonsai cultivating, landscaping, water gardening, and also golf. Bob described his golf game as "average", but he played with the best of friends. In the spring of 1980, a friend and neighbor who knew that Bob was an avid gardener suggested Bob start a Farmers' Market in the City of Holyoke. During that summer the market was in full swing on Chestnut Street in downtown Holyoke. Bob managed the Farmers' Market for three years until turning it over to the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. In the fall of 1980, Bob made a difficult decision to leave teaching and enter the health care profession. Although he had many opportunities to join large health care organizations out of the area, Bob considered himself fortunate to work with a number of high quality health care organizations within Western Massachusetts including a position of Manager of Blue Cross and Shield; Senior Vice- president of Health New England during its start-up days; Executive Director of Managed Care for the Sisters of Providence Health System; and CEO of Hampden County Physicians Associates until his retirement in 2011, when his health began to deteriorate. After retiring, he did, however, provide part-time consulting services for Baycare Health Partners and Valley Medical Group which he thoroughly enjoyed, but his desire was to spend his remaining years enjoying life with his family and dotting on his eight beautiful grandchildren: Nicholas, Noella, Elijah, Sebastian, Maya, Ava, Joshua and Adeline. Living and working locally allowed Bob to enjoy coaching Holyoke Youth soccer, basketball, and his love, baseball, which he continued to coach for twenty years. Bob considered his family his greatest joy. He leaves his wife of 46 years, Mary Ellen Spencer Suchecki, his three devoted sons Robb of Panama, Bryan(Kate Kennedy) and Luke(Colleen Norris) of Newburyport, his eight grandchildren, his brother Felix (Sheila Bresnahan) of Novi, Michigan, Paul of Springfield and his sister Carole(Edward) Hicks of Glastonbury, Ct., his brothers-in-law Thomas Spencer of Westminster, VT., and Dennis Spencer of Turners Falls, nieces and nephews and many wonderful and dedicated friends. Bob was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Susan (Sharpe) Suchecki. The Barry Farrell Funeral Home is handling all the arrangements. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 10 A.M. at Saint Jerome's Church, 169 Hampden Street, Holyoke. There are no calling hours, and burial will be at the convenience of the family on Cape Cod. Bob's family is grateful for the excellent care he received at the D'Amour Cancer Center and Baystate Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, to honor Bob's memory, please make contributions to the D'Amour Cancer Center, 3350 Main Street, Springfield, MA, or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105