William Arthur O'Leary
William Arthur O’Leary
February 16, 1940- September 4, 2021
O’Leary, William, Age 81, September 4, 2021 of West Roxbury, Ma. Recently predeceased by his high school sweetheart and adored wife of 61 years Sally Ann O’Leary (Devine) both graduates of Hyde Park High class of 1957. William was the founder of WA O’Leary & Sons, Inc. He was extremely dedicated, hardworking and very well respected in the HVAC industry. A devoted family man who cherished his wife, kids and grandchildren more than anything on this earth. “Big Bill” was an avid baseball fan and loved nothing more than watching a good ball game, especially watching his kids and grandchildren’s sporting events for over 55 years. Many of these years as a coach and fan of Parkway Little League. He loved spending time at Humarock beach with his family, playing ‘simon says’, scrabble, listening to music and telling stories of the good old days to his 15 adoring grandchildren. He loved the horse races, a good game of cards and always enjoyed going out to dinner. He was the life of the party and loved to make you laugh, always bringing a smile to your face He was truly one of a kind and will be deeply missed by his family and all those that had the privilege of knowing him.
William was a loving father to his seven children, Billy and his wife Lisa (Hunt) of West Newbury, Jean O’Leary of Walpole, Brian and his wife Kristine (McLaughlin) of Bellingham, Linda Adams and her husband Jay of Walpole, John and his wife Laura (Conley) of West Roxbury, Kevin and his wife Alexis (Aversa) from Foxboro and Michael and his wife Nicole (McCulloch) of Beverly.
William was an adored Papa to Taylor, Jacqui, Jennifer, Courtney, Brianna, Jimmy, Johnny, Julia, Jaxie, Dylan, John, Sean, Ryan, Mackenzie, & Mikey.
William is reunited in heaven with his wife Sally, his parents William H and Anne T (Haverty), his brother Arthur, and his sister Patsy Trulio.
William leaves behind many loving friends, business acquaintances, nieces and nephews whom he thought very fondly of. He also leaves behind two sisters, Anne Cosgrove of Sharon and Mary MacNeil of Marshfield.
Funeral from the William J Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St. West Roxbury, Tuesday Sept 14th at 9 am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 10 o’clock. Visiting hours Monday 4-8. Relatives and Friends kindly invited. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Contributions in William’s memory may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research
Hospital at stjude.org.