Leahy, William Roger “Willie” Joined his fellow angels in Heaven on August 15, 2015.

William was born on April 3, 1973 in Drogheda, County Louth Ireland.

He was raised in Skerries, County Dublin and Oldcastle County Meath.

William moved to Boston, USA in his early twenties where he met his future wife Maureen Bodkin. They were married on May 21, 2005, one of the happiest days of Willie’s life. On March 16, 2008 Willie and Maureen welcomed the greatest gift into their lives with the birth of their son, Liam. William is survived by his wife Maureen, their beloved son Liam, his mother Eileen, six sisters, three brothers, four nieces and thirteen nephews.

He is predeceased by his father Tony and his brother John.

All who had the privilege of knowing William will forever remember his intelligent conversation, his deep insights, his tremendous compassion and his genuine love.

“Now the autumn leaves are falling, the nights are growing dim, the painter wipes his pot clean down, and throws his brushes in”

Brendan Behan, Borstal Boy.

May he find the peace he so richly deserves in the hereafter.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 21st August from 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY, MA 02170.

A funeral mass will follow on Saturday morning at 10:30am at St. Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock Street., Quincy, MA 02170. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Willie can be made to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Dr. Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215 Keohane Funeral Home (617) 773-3551

Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 20, 2015
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