William V. Furey

August 22, 2002

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World War II Veteran

WILLIAM V. FUREY

Furey, William V. – of Greenfield, formerly of N. Reading, unexpectedly, August 22nd, beloved husband of Anne M. (Davis) Furey. Devoted father of Jeanne White of Woburn, William V. Jr. of Greenfield, Paul F. of Marblehead, Patricia A. Paige of Burlington, Mary Ellen Stokarski of Deerfield, and James P. of Denver, CO. Dear brother of Catherine Slein of Dedham, Ann Whelan of Braintree, MaryRose Duffey of Canton, Joan Ward of Norwood, Frank and John Furey, both of Winchester, and the late Edward Furey. Also survived by 11 grandchildren. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 24th, at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, PO Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302, or to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 637 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135-2800.

OBITUARY:

William V. Furey of Greenfield, a retired general manager for the Boston and Maine Corporation, passed away unexpectedly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose early Thursday, August 22nd. He was the husband of Anne M. (Davis) Furey for over fifty-one years.

Born in Somerville seventy-six years ago, he was the son of the late William J. and Annie (Doherty) Furey. He graduated from Somerville High School in 1944.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy and was the recipient of a Purple Heart.

For forty years, he was employed by the Boston and Maine Railroad Corporation, starting as a Clerk in 1946 and retiring as a General Manager in 1986.

Mr. Furey made his home with his family in North Reading and Leominster before taking up residence in Greenfield twenty-six years ago.

He was very involved with his family, to whom he was devoted. He was a member of the Rotary Club International and a member of the Old Wheels Club in Northampton and Lynnfield.

Preceding him in death was a brother, Edward Furey.

In addition to his wife Anne, he is survived by six children: Jeanne White of Woburn, William V. Jr. of Greenfield, Paul F. of Marblehead, Patricia A. Paige of Burlington, Mary Ellen Stokarski of Deerfield, and James P. of Denver, Colorado. He is also survived by four sisters, Catherine Slein of Dedham, Ann Whelan of Braintree, MaryRose Duffey of Canton, and Joan Ward of Norwood, and two brothers, Frank and John Furey, both of Winchester.

He was also the beloved grandfather of eleven grandchildren.

A memorial mass will be celebrated in WOBURN on Saturday, August 24th, at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn (*St. Anthony Church is located on Route 38 at exit 35 from Route 95/128, NORTH toward Wilmington, about 1/4 mile on the right). Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no calling hours.

(A second memorial mass will be celebrated in SOUTH DEERFIELD on Monday, August 26th in St. Stanislaus Church, Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, PO Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302, or to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 637 Cambridge Street, Brighton, MA 02135-2800.

Arrangements are being handled by the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

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  1. Grampa,

    Never will I forget you until the day comes when I meet you at the gates of heaven. I’ll always remember the great times and talks we had. This is a very tough time for everyone, but I know it will get much better with you looking over us, and guiding the family you always loved. I’ll miss you and I love you and again never forget you.

    Your loving grandson,
    RYAN

    ryan

  2. Lauralee Taylor Patty, I was so sorry to read about your dad. I remember the passes he got us to ride the rails to Boston in HS. I have often thought of how you are,and I wish you and your family happy memories of your Dad.

  3. Good Bye Grandfather

    Good by Grampa,
    I won’t see you for a long time Grampa. I won’t see you until the time comes that we meet again in heaven.

    Good Bye Grampa

    By Colin Furey

    I dedicate this page to my grandfather Bill Furey

    I remember when I was 4 or 5 years old. It was almost holloween. I was in Greenfield and there were 2 bags of leaves. My Grampa lifted me into a bag and he watched me hop around. And once when I was 10 he let me drive his lawnmower around the back yard.

    Colin

  4. Dear Anne and Bill Jr.
    Our deepest sympathy to your whole family. At least now, Big Jim will have someone to talk to that knows just how to Railroad, and that’s Bill. He will be missed.

    God Bless
    Jack and Mary Lou Heselton
    So. Deerfield

  5. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
    Will always remember all the good times we had, Ann, especially with the “Chowder and Marching Society.” We will also remember all of the times Bill was so wonderful to us during the hard times, especially when “Red” got hurt. You were always our strong right arm, Bill, and we are so vert grateful that you have been such a significant part of our lives. God bless you, Bill. Our prayers are with you and all of your family and friends.

    Barbara Signor and family

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Sara-Jane, George, Mary-Alice and Catie Griffin, North Reading, MA

  7. Uncle Bill, I will always remember your keen sense of humor and kind heart. May the road rise to meet you and the wind be always at your back. your loving niece…Mimi

  8. to my dear brother Bill…
    i will cherish our foundest memories forever.may the good lord watch over you and keep you in the palm of his hand.

    your loving sister,
    Maryrose

  9. DEAR BILLY AND ELLEN,
    SINCERE SYMPATHY SENT TO YOU AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILY IN THE LOSS OF BILL SR. OUR HEARTS THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. HE WAS A GREAT MAN. WE HOPE FAMILY MEMORIES AND…TIME WILL HELP EASE YOUR SORROW. PLEASE GIVE OUR REGARDS TO YOUR MOTHER AS WELL. WE WILL BE THINKING OF YOU IN THE MANY DAYS TO COME.
    SINCERELY,
    BOB AND CAROL
    KILLAY

  10. Alden H. Dreyer

    Thinking of, and writing for, the thirty or so retired railroaders who enjoyed his company and expertise in Northampton every month, Bill Furey is going to be sorely missed!

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