Shrewsbury – Harley E. McCartney Jr., a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away peacefully in Worcester on Sunday, April 9, 2023, at the age of 83. Born in Framingham, Harley was a kind, friendly, and thoughtful man who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Harley was the loving son of the late Harley E. McCartney Sr. and Kathlyn (MeGee) McCartney. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Joan R. (Tebo) McCartney and his granddaughter Allison Lyons. He is survived by his daughter’s, Carrie McCartney, Sharon Warriner and her husband Steven, his cherished granddaughter, Jillian Guadalupe, and her husband Niko. He is also survived by his dear sisters, Jean Kelley and Kathlyn Laflamme; his brothers, Wayne McCartney, and his wife, Denise, and Dennis McCartney and his wife, Beth; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Harley’s dedication to his work was evident in his 50-year career at St. Vincent’s Hospital, where he served as Chief Engineer for the boiler room. His expertise and commitment to his role were greatly appreciated by his colleagues and the hospital’s administration.
One of Harley’s favorite pastimes was traveling to Maine with his beloved wife for vacations, enjoying each other’s company. He also enjoyed shooting and cycling, two hobbies that brought him great joy. In addition to his love for his family and his work, Harley was a man of great generosity and compassion. His kindness and thoughtfulness touched the lives of many and will be remembered fondly by all who knew him.
A service to celebrate Harley’s life will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Harley’s memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, https://www.dana-farber.org/.
Chiampa Funeral Home of Shrewsbury assisted with arrangements.