Robert Mauro dies at 46; director of BC’s Irish Institute

Dr. Robert Mauro

Robert M. Mauro of Weston, executive director of the Irish Institute and founding director of the Global Leadership Institute at Boston College, died on Oct. 31after an extended illness. He was 46.

While his work took him all over the world, Dr. Mauro’s most significant contributions came in strengthening ties between people in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Boston.

He leaves his wife, Barbara Pyke; his beloved daughters, Dara and Tess; his parents, sister, and an extended family in the United States and Ireland.

“I want to pay special tribute to Dr. Bob Mauro, a dear colleague of ours, and a great friend of Ireland,’ said Laoise Moore, Ireland Consul General in Boston. “We are deeply saddened by his passing, and extend our condolences to his family, friends, and students. It was a privilege to know him and he will be very missed by all.

“The lasting impact of Bob’s approach to scholarship, relationship building, and understanding complex issues will be felt for many years.”

A trust has been established for the benefit his children. Contributions can be made at  or via check made out to Barbara Pyke (memo: for Dara and Tess) sent to to Nolan & King at 510 Boston Post Road, Weston MA 02493.