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Henry C. Hobaica
  • In lieu of flowers donations in Henry's memory may be sent to
  • My Brother's Keeper
    PO Box 338
    Easton, MA 02356

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“I have known Henry for many years but have not seen him of late.My best wishes to Roberta. ”
1 of 36 | Posted by: Chauncey Smith - Norwood, MA

“We wish to extend our sympathies to you, Roberta, and your family.It was an honor and pleasure to have known Henry.May your fond memories and strong...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Jan and Dan Hayes

“Henry was a friend for 57 years. His strength and can do attitude was an inspiration for us over the years. We'll always cherish our memories of...Read More »
3 of 36 | Posted by: Ginny Davis - Foxboro, MA

“So sincerely sorry for your loss.I did not know Henry personaly, but most certainly knew him by name.Whenever his nane came up within the circles of...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: Gary Godfrey - Foxboro, MA

“Dear Roberta and children,We were saddened to hear about Henry's passing. We will remember Henry as a kind, caring, and hardworking man, who always...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Victor and JoAnn Ortiz - Brockton

“Love u Big H,,,,,! ”
6 of 36 | Posted by: P K - Friend

“Dear Roberta and children, I am so saddened to hear of Henry's passing. He was a dear, kind and compassionate man who was especially attentive to...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Gerry Osborne - North Easton, MA

“ To the family of Henry Hobaica, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy for you all,as a patron with Henry, at the Brockton Dyalisis Center. We missed...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Gail Yeskis - Brockton, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Roberta and her family. Henry was always a gentleman ready with a story to share and much obvious love and joy for...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Linda and Gary Johnson - Naples, FL

“My deepest condolences to an amazing man. And fantastic businessman. I salute you sir. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE ”
10 of 36 | Posted by: Todd Gornstein - Easton, MA


11 of 36 | Posted by: Ralph Simpson - Pembroke, MA

“Dear Roberta and family we are so sorry to hear of your loss of your loved one Henry and father and grandfather. Our prayers and thoughts are with u...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Joyce and larry Douglas - Bourne, MA

“Dear Aunt Roberta,We were so sorry to hear the news of Uncle Henry's passing. Our last visit with you both was one I'll remember for many years to...Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: Sandy and Michael O'Brien

“Roberta, our hearts and prayer go out to you and your family during this difficlut time. John always enjoyed talking with Henry about golf and their...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: Heidi Asiaf - Naples, FL - Friend

“Roberta my heart goes out to you on the death of your beloved Henry. My sympathies to his children & their partners, grandchildren, family & friends...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Mari Bartholomew - Quincy, MA

“Our deepest sympathies to the Hobaica Family. Henry was a wonderful gentleman that I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with every time I stopped into...Read More »
16 of 36 | Posted by: Jim & Linda Mihos - North Easton, MA

“Mr. Hobaica,Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USAF during the Cold War....Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - TX

“Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. ”
18 of 36 | Posted by: Wendy Mather-Chipman - Norfolk, MA

“My sincere condolences to you Roberta and your family. I first met Henry as my professor at Stonehill. It was a pleasure years later to realize that...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: Mary O'Brien - Mansfield, MA

“My condolences to all the Hobaica Family for their loss, I had the pleasure to know Henry and his Sons for many years, you will be Missed. ”
20 of 36 | Posted by: Raul Travesi - San Diego, CA

“So sorry for your loss. ”
21 of 36 | Posted by: Aubrey Conrad - Estero, FL

“Dear Roberta, my deepest sympathies to you and the family. Uncle Henry will always have a special place in my heart. Although, we didn't see you...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Natalie MacDonald-Pelrine

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family david.... ”
23 of 36 | Posted by: Brian Voss - South easton

“Dave, Robert, family and friends, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: Eric Parker - Brockton, MA

“Henry was a kind very giving person I worked for the Easton pool and spa company for 1 summer when I got out of the Marine Corp. also hung around...Read More »
25 of 36 | Posted by: patrick tully - milton, NH

“Great guy! He sold us our pool in 1983 and we are still enjoying today. Great to work with and very proud of his family. ”
26 of 36 | Posted by: Kevin Griffin - Bridgewater, MA

“Thinking of all of you and the loss of your kind and beloved father Henry . Henry always treated everybody fairly and with a sense of humor, he...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Susan OConnor - East Falmouth, MA

“Roberta and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I didn't know Henry well but could certainly tell he was a kind man and loved his family deeply...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: Robin Santel - Carver, MA

“We were saddened to learn that dear Henry has passed. He was such a dear kind man and I so enjoyed chatting with him in Naples. He has left a...Read More »
29 of 36 | Posted by: Gerald and Helen Bskrr - Naples, FL

“Growing up with Ann Margaret, I had the pleasure of walking into the pool area on any given day and seeing Mr. Hobaica basking in the sun with a big...Read More »
30 of 36 | Posted by: JILL Dunmead - South Easton, MA

“Roberta and family, We were so sorry to hear of Henry's passing. Please know that you're in our prayers at this difficult time. ”
31 of 36 | Posted by: Bill and Joan Grant

“Henry and his family always welcomed me into their home and made me feel like family. ”
32 of 36 | Posted by: Mark Paharik - Worcester, MA

“SENDING OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY. LOVE LILLIAN & TOM. ”
33 of 36 | Posted by: LILLIAN & TOM O"FLAHERTY

“My deepest sympathies. ”
34 of 36 | Posted by: Joe Ziniti - Rochester, MI

“Roberta, we are sorry to learn of Henry's passing and will be thinking of you and your family in our prayers. ”
35 of 36 | Posted by: Eric and Dianne Grant - Family

“My deepest sympathies to all . Henry will be missed by many in our industry as in many ways, he was one of its early founders. I always found him to...Read More »
36 of 36 | Posted by: Joe Casna - Kingston, MA


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EASTON---HENRY C. HOBAICA passed away peacefully on Friday July 26, 2019 at his home in South Easton, Massachusetts at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Roberta, his four children Robert Hobaica and his fiancé Amirah, Paul Hobaica and his wife Mai Lea, David Hobaica and his wife Janice and Ann-Margaret Dudley and her husband James along with eight grandchildren Tyler, Jillian, Olivia, Lauren, Abigail, PJ, Henry & Will. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Rose and his two brothers, Joseph and Edward, as well as two grandchildren, Jack Anthony Hobaica and Margaret Grace Dudley.

Originally from Quincy, Massachusetts, Henry enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of 18 and served for several years in Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. Following his honorable discharge, he enrolled at Boston University where he received a bachelor's degree in elementary education followed by a master's degree and certificate of advanced graduate study from Framingham State University. During more than twenty years in the Massachusetts Public School System, he went on to serve in various capacities from remedial reading specialist, to teacher to school administrator.

In addition to his career in education, Henry followed his entrepreneurial spirit and formed Easton Pool & Spa in 1972 which today has grown to a nationally-recognized name in the industry. To date, the business continues to prosper under the direction of his sons Robert and David.

An avid runner, Henry completed the Boston Marathon at age 48. In addition to running, He took up golf at a later age and became an accomplished player. Henry and Roberta enjoyed their winter months in Naples, Florida and the love of family and friends was paramount to his living life to the fullest. One of his most humble achievements came in the final years of his life when he wrote and published two books, of which he was always pleased to give out a signed copy.

Henry was extremely proud of his time in the Air Force and was humbled to take part in an Honor Flight to Washington, DC in 2017. His family extends a special thanks to the various dialysis centers and the many physicians, nurses and medical staff who provided exceptional care to Henry.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Henry's name to My Brother's Keeper, P.O. Box 338, Easton, MA 02356, www.mybrotherskeeper.org..

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, August 5, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase Street, Easton. For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com