Obituary for William J "Bill" Begley
William J. “Bill” Begley, 52, of Gardner died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Heywood Hospital of Gardner, after suddenly being stricken ill at home.
Bill was born in Dayton, Ohio on July 15, 1964, the son of Tommye and Janice (Reel) Begley.
He graduated from Palmdale High School of Palmdale, CA and later attended Mount Wachusett Community College of Gardner.
Bill was a machinist employed by Moduform Inc. of Fitchburg for the past eight years. He was previously employed by Nichols & Stone Furniture Company of Gardner, Simplex Time Recorder of Westminster and several other furniture factories.
Bill loved playing the guitar, fishing and playing with his dogs. He was a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots; and he enjoyed taking his chances on an occasional scratch ticket. Bill treasured spending time with his granddaughter Clara.
He leaves his wife of 31 years, Linda S. (Fournier) Begley of Gardner; four sons, Thomas J. Begley and his significant other Heather Mannarino of Gardner, Stephen M. Begley of Gardner, Peter M. Riley of Gardner and George Frizzell of Gardner; one daughter, Jessica L. Thomas and her husband Neil of Gardner; one brother, Jeffrey Begley of Dayton, OH; one sister, Kathy Jones and her husband Mike of Lebanon, OH; one granddaughter, Clara J. Thomas; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday, June 25th at 4:00 p.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, June 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.