William F. Carney Jr., of Nashua, N.H., and formerly of Charlestown, died suddenly on Sunday, September 11, 2022. He was 68 years of age.
Billy is the beloved son of the late Joan T. (Hayes) Carney and William F. Carney. Billy, the eldest of seven siblings, was a native of Charlestown and grew up there and in Virginia Beach, where he spent his teenage years. Billy graduated from Bayside High School in Virginia, and shortly thereafter the family moved back to Massachusetts.
Back in Charlestown, Billy could often be seen playing street hockey and ice hockey. He would always play goalie, which he enjoyed very much, even though, as he liked to say, "You'd have to be crazy to let a puck come at your face at 100 miles an hour!"
Billy enjoyed playing guitar and would occasionally perform at an open mike night in his adopted state of New Hampshire. He was an avid fan of the Beatles and could tell you everything there was to know about them.
Billy enjoyed home brewing and would show up at holiday gatherings with his own beers and ales to share. His sharp wit and offbeat sense of humor could be quite entertaining. He served honorably in the US Army in the 1970s, mostly stationed in Germany; he was rated expert in grenade.
Billy spent his later years living in New Hampshire towns, including Derry, Salem, and most recently Nashua. He will be missed by his siblings Pat Ryan, Joanne Bremer, John Carney, Margaret Carney, Christopher Carney and his wife Mary, and Kathy Carney; his nieces and nephews Tim and Jennifer Ryan, Meghan and Sara Bremer, Christopher and Erin Carney, Jake, Kelly, and Shayla Igoe; and his grand-niece Caleigh Cunningham.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Billy's visiting hours on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. in The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St. CHARLESTOWN. His burial at The V.A. National Cemetery in Bourne will be private.