William E. Meehan, 84
William E. “Bill” Meehan, 84, of Oakwood Ave., passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 in the Southbridge Rehabilitation and Health Center in Southbridge.
He leaves his wife of 60 years, Mary A. (Doherty) Meehan, a daughter Jane M. wife of William R. Tittle of Dudley, 4 sons; Paul W. Meehan and David A. Meehan and his companion Keena both of Webster, John F. Meehan and his wife Dawn, and Thomas M. Meehan both of Dudley. He also leaves a sister; Florence Mullany of Great Barrington, 6 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and his Springer Spaniel “Maggie”. Bill was born in Webster son of Francis and Regina (Phoenix) Meehan and lived in Webster and Dudley all his life. He served in the Army during WWII, with the occupation forces in Japan.
Bill worked for 28 years at the former P. Wajer Express Co, where he retired. Prior to that he worked at the former Deary Bros. Milk Co. After his retirement he worked as a funeral assistant at the Robert J. Miller Funerals Homes for many years.
Bill was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church and was a Eucharistic Minister at the church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of Teamsters Local 170, a former Dudley Little League coach, a former Boy Scout leader at St. Louis parish.
He lovedto travel to Ireland and throughout Europe, the U.S. National Parks and Alaska. Bill also enjoyed spending summers in Dennis on Cape Cod.
Bill’s Funeral will be Wednesday, December 19, 2012 with a Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 24 Dudley Hill Rd. in Dudley, burial will be at a later date in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Webster.
Calling Hours will be Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 6PM to 8PM at the Robert J. Miller Funeral Home and Lake Chapel, 366 School St.,Webster. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 10 AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 24 Dudley Hill Rd., Dudley