Cover photo for Robert D Joly's Obituary
Robert D Joly Profile Photo
1939 Robert 2020

Robert D Joly

January 8, 1939 — September 22, 2020

ATHOL- Robert D. Joly, 81, of Athol, MA passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020. He was born in Athol on January 8, 1939, the son of William and Dianna (Savoie) Joly, where he was one of 14 children that were raised in Athol and Farley by his parents. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Paula A. (Whitcomb) Joly, his parents, seven brothers; William Joly Jr., Joseph Joly, Arthur Joly, Francis Joly, Charles Joly, Omer Joly, Henry Joly; five sisters; Irene Testagrossa, Dora Forsyth, Helen Woffenden, Cecilia Willis, Vicky Janik. Mr. Joly was a 1956 graduate of Assumption Preparatory School, Worcester, MA and received a B.A. from Assumption College, Worcester, in 1960. In 1965 he received a M.Ed. degree from Worcester State College and in 1968 a M.A. in Psychology and Guidance from Assumption College. Upon graduation in 1960, Mr. Joly taught in the Worcester Public School System and then 3 years at the North Haven, Maine High School as a teaching principal. He then joined the Mahar Regional School, Orange, MA faculty for 34 years. He was for the final 31 years a member of the Student Services Department as a Guidance Counselor. Mr. Joly was a member of the Knights of Columbus and of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks. Mr. Joly leaves behind one sister, Rita Raymond of Arizona. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:00, at Our Lady Immaculate Church, 192 School Street, Athol. Burial will follow at Our Lady Czestochowa Cemetery, Turners Falls, MA. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made in Mr. Joly’s name to Our Lady Immaculate Parish, 192 School Street, Athol, MA 01331. To leave an online condolence please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com Higgins O’Connor Funeral Home, 146 Main Street, Athol is assisting with arrangements.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert D Joly, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Mass

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)

Our Lady Immaculate Church

192 School St., Athol, MA 01331

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Starts at 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Our Lady Czestochowa Cemetery

Turners Falls Road, Turners Falls, MA 01376

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Cemetery

Our Lady Czestochowa Cemetery

Turners Falls Road, Turners Falls, MA 01376

Send Flowers

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree