Douglas- William F. Herlihy, 91, formerly of Westwood, NJ passed away Mon. Jan. 4, 2021 at home after an illness. His wife of 40 years Peggy A. (Starrs) Herlihy died Feb. 28, 1994.
He is survived by his 5 children, William P. Herlihy of New Bern NC, Mary C. Salotti and her husband Kevin of Northbridge, MA, Kathleen Greeno and her husband Peter of Douglas, MA, with whom he lived, Michael J. Herlihy of Westwood, NJ, and John F. Herlihy and his wife Tisa of Old Tappan, NJ; 11 grandchildren, Steven, Patrick, Erin, Megan, Thomas, Kenny, Peggy, Brian, Jake, Casey, and Shaun; 3 great-grandchildren, Connor, Adeline, and Benjamin; his sister Rosemarie “Sis” Carmichael of Smithtown, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Born in the Bronx, NY on Nov. 3, 1929 he was the son of Timothy and Lee (Fischer) Herlihy and lived in Westwood, NJ for 49 years. He had lived in Douglas the past 2 years.
Mr. Herlihy worked for Lamont Observatory for 17 years as a Maintenance Mechanic in Palisades, NY. He also operated his own woodshop there. Previously he worked for Ruppert’s Brewery in Manhattan and Reingold Brewery in Brooklyn. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in post-war Germany as part of the military police. Bill enjoyed deep sea fishing, wood-crafting and building mangers in his woodshop. A devout Catholic, he was a member of Christ the King Church in the Bronx, the Assumption Parish in Emerson, NJ, and St. Denis Church in Douglas. He will be remembered as a selfless family man, who put everyone else first.
Calling hours will be at Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St. Douglas, MA on Thurs. Jan. 7 from 3-7 pm. His funeral will be held Fri. Jan. 8, 2021 with a Mass at 9 am at St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St. Douglas, MA. Burial will follow at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Sisters of St. Dominic, 496 Western Hwy, Blauvelt, NY 10913.To leave a condolence message for his family please visit www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com
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