Its been a year, August 15th 2015 since Willie lost his life in an accidental drowning in Boston, Ma.
He was laid to rest on August 22nd 2016 at St. Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock Street., Quincy, MA 02170 – http://willieleahy.com/memorial-service/
On October 25th 2015 after a mass in Oldcastle, there was a memorial service at The Fincourt in his hometown of Oldcastle Co. Meath. A wonderful gathering of friends and family attended.
Willie’s final resting place is in a beautiful spot in St. Mary’s, Reardon Street, Quincy, MA 02169. See – http://willieleahy.com/willies-final-resting-place/ Thanks to Maureen for picking the spot and the headstone and making it happen.
Willie’s son Liam got the chance to visit with Willies family in Oldcastle Co Meath and also got to meet his Granny, Willies Mother.
It was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to hang with Liam and to see how much Liam looks like his Dad at his age.
Liam also got to hang out with his cousins and play football and see where Willie spent his younger years
On a personal note, while the passing of time and life’s trials and tribulations makes his passing a little easier, there hasn’t been much time where I haven’t thought to myself – Willie wont get to see this or experience that.
I often feel saddened that I’m not in Boston or that when I finish my day its late and I dont get to chat with Liam or Maureen.
On this day, lets remember Willie as he was and as he is in Liam. Lets try harder to make his life mean more by sharing our lives and our memories with Liam and sharing our memories of Willie with our families.
Please feel free to share memories, pictures and any other thoughts/feelings etc.
Hugs to all – Stephanie (Willies sister)