Robert Carl "Duke" DeLuca passed away at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on January 14, 2022. Born in Stoughton, he was the son to the late Jennie (Felos) and Carl DeLuca. He was the devoted husband to Jean M. (Hawkins) DeLuca for 54 loving years. He was a graduate of Stoughton's St. Mary's grammar school in 1952, a graduate of Coyle High School in Taunton in 1956 and a Stonehill College graduate Class of 1961. He worked for many Corporations, such as, Mr. Boston Distiller, Phillips 66 (now Conoco Phillips), RCA, Raytheon and H & R Block. He had many job titles including, Assistant Sales Promotion Manager, Internal Auditor and Manager of H & R Block Tax Operations out of Boston. He retired in 2002 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Senior Field Auditor after 26 years of work. After retiring, he worked part-time for the Council on Aging as a bus driver, and also for a taxi company. Bob was a life member of the Sons of Italy, the Knights of Columbus and the Little Theater of Stoughton, where he performed many different plays and was recognized for his entertainment. He was an accomplished accordionist and had his own band in which he played many weddings, and for different audiences. He was involved in men's softball for several years, and managed girl's recreational softball and basketball teams, capturing many town championships before retiring from coaching in 2017.
In addition to his wife Jean, Bob leaves behind is daughter Jennifer Hoar and her husband Michael. He is also survived by his sister Carol Lishman and her husband Bill from Pembroke, his grandchildren, Kylie and Colin Hoar, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 22nd at 10:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton. A Visiting Hour will be held prior at the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton from 9-10 AM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Dana Farber Institute 450 Brookline Ave., SW120, Boston, MA 02215 or at https://www.dana-farber.org/.