Peter P. Mulcahy, 72NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Peter Patrick Mulcahy, 72, of 505 East Main St. died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his home.
Born in North Adams on March 29, 1941, son of Charles M. and Florence Perreault Mulcahy, he attended local schools and graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School with the class of 1959. He graduated from North Adams State College in 1969, where he later earned two master's degrees in education.
A Navy veteran, he served as a hospital corpsman from 1959 to 1963. He participated in the Bay of Pigs Invasion and blockade of Guantanamo Bay on the USS Boston.
Mr. Mulcahy taught biology and earth science at Hoosac Valley High School in Cheshire for 34 years, until his retirement in 2000. He also was the adviser to the school's Ski Club and the Exchange Club for 14 years.
He enjoyed skiing, fishing, skeet shooting and target shooting. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Stamford (Vt.) Sportsman's Club, the Cheshire Rod and Gun Club and the American Loon Lovers Association Conservation Group. He was also a member of American Legion Post 160 in Adams and the Vietnam Veterans of America.
He was long active in local politics and was the Northern Berkshire campaign coordinator for the late Judge Anthony J. Ruberto Jr.'s two successfull elections as Berkshire County District Attorney. He was also the campaign chairman for John Barrett III's many terms as mayor of North Adams.
His first wife, the foremr Judith Buletti, whom he married on July 7, 1962, died on Aug. 26, 1996.
He leaves his wife, the former Stephanie Cwalinski, whom he married on Dec. 26, 2010; a daughter, Kelly Mulcahy Kemp and her husband, Jeffrey J. Kemp, of North Adams; two sons, Ryan Peter Mulcahy of North Adams and John Buletti Mulcahy of Attleboro; a brother, George Mulcahy of Adams; four sisters, Anita Molleur and Joyce Melillo, both of Adams, Virginia Cordingley of South Weymouth and Jane Lancto of Bowling Green, Va.; his nephew and best friend, Charles Mulcahy and his wife, Donna, of Clarksburg; two grandchildren, Megan Kelly Mulcahy of Attleboro and Luke James Sisto and Luke’s father, James J. Sisto, of North Adams, and nieces and nephews.
Three brothers predeceased him, John Mulcahy, Charles Mulcahy and Richard Mulcahy.
FUNERAL NOTICE — Services for Mr. Mulcahy will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247.