Northborough – William P. Kearney, Jr., affectionately known to all as “Billy”, passed away in his home on Monday, December 18, 2023; he was 69 years old.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Bridget (Mulkern) Kearney; two children, Erin M. Kearney of Northborough and William P. Kearney and his wife Elisabeth Larrivee of Whitinsville; three grandchildren, Lucille, Cecilia and Kane; four siblings, Michael Kearney, Ann DiCarlo, Stephen Kearney and Brian Kearney; many nieces and nephews. A sister, Maureen Kearney preceded Billy in death.
Billy was born in Boston and raised in Jamaica Plain, the oldest of six children to William P. and Marguerite (Smith) Kearney, Sr. He was a 1972 graduate of Don Bosco Technical High School where he studied Drafting and found an interest in Civil Engineering. Billy worked his entire career as a civil engineer; much of which was within the MASSDOT District 3 region.
Billy and Bridget resided in Dorchester for a short time before relocating their family to Northborough in 1996. They were longtime members of St. Rose of Lima Parish. Billy was a family man who cherished family gatherings and spending time with those he loved. His quick wit, practical pranks and humor will be missed. Billy looked forward to camping and traveling. A long-distance road trip to Florida, Maine or Canada was an excuse for an adventure. Billy was an avid sports enthusiast, most especially hockey. In earlier years he enjoyed playing football and basketball, as well as coaching many youth sports teams. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and family.
Calling hours will be held 4-7PM on Friday, December 22, at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St, Northborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10AM on Saturday, December 23, at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 244 W. Main St, Northborough, with interment following in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Foxboro.
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