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Robert Jay McKay

September 4, 1956 ~ March 10, 2020 (age 63)


Robert J McKay “Bob” 63, of South Windsor and Amston CT, passed from this man’s earth and into God’s Kingdom on Tuesday March 10, 2020, due to injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. Bob was pre-deceased by his parents, Barbara (Muldoon) McKay and Charles McKay. Bob leaves behind his wife, Candida Stapleton McKay; his sons, Gavin Michael McKay, and Grady Daniel McKay; his step children, Natalie Krebs and Benjamin Krebs; his brother, Donald “Skip” McKay and his wife Luanne  and their sons Dalton, Justin, and Steven; his sister, Patti McKay; his brother, Jeff McKay; his brother, John McKay and his wife, Francine; his best friend, Dan Moore; his aunt, Maryellen Muldoon; his cousin, Mike Muldoon and his wife Jeannie;  his cousin, Pam and her husband Mike; his cousin, Rick and his wife Heather.  He also leaves many other cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, and more friends than any man could hope for.  What Bob was most proud of and what made him the happiest were his sons Gavin and Grady. You could not help but smile whenever you heard him speak of them, and he spoke of them often.  Bob was an active member of the Hebron Sportsman Club amongst many other organizations throughout his life.  Bob was very strong in his Catholic faith and was an active member and former treasurer for the Church of the Holy Family in Hebron.  There was never any idle time in Bob’s life.  He was a rock for many people. Bob was very civic minded and was always involved in his community.  He could never pass up an opportunity to be of service to others. Whether friend or stranger, if Bob saw someone in need, be it building a house, or helping someone less fortunate, Bob was there to help. He was kind, generous and selfless; to meet him for the first time was to have made a new friend.  He will be sadly missed but remembered fondly with love.  Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 15th from 1 – 3 pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd,. Colchester.  The memorial service will be held on Monday, March 16th at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Reception to follow at Butterballs Greenleaf Café in Hebron. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Robert’s name to ECSU (Eastern Connecticut State University) foundation, checks can be sent to the Development office Eastern CT State U, 83 Windham St., Willimantic 06226, with the memo line filled in “McKay Memorial”; or take your children out to dinner and tell them how much you love them. For online condolences, please visit

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March 15, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

Memorial Service
March 16, 2020

11:00 AM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

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