William Fennelly Jr.

William Christopher Fennelly Jr.

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Phoenix , Arizona – William C. Fennelly Jr, (aka Bill) 82, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 surrounded by his family. Bill was born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 3, 1940, son of the late William C. Fennelly, Sr, and Rita (Healey) Fennelly.

Survivors include: His wife, Claire M. (McKay) Fennelly; his son's William C. Fennelly III, and his significant other Carolina Ocejo of Tucson, Az.,  son, John Fennelly and his wife Barbra of Ossian , Indiana and son Steven Fennelly and his significant other Donna Stewart, of Phoenix AZ;  his daughter Mary E. Vaughan (Fennelly) and her husband Kenneth Vaughan of Phoenix Az.;  his sister's, Mary Gavin (Fennelly) and her husband Martin from Westbrook, Maine, and sister Rita Geaney (Fennelly) from Stroughton, Massachusetts; 7 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Bill was an Honorary Lifetime Member with the Knights of Columbus.  Bill loved being with his family He always kept them laughing with his dry sense of humor. He also loved camping, especially when the whole family could get together. Bill also worked very diligently on his Family Tree.

There will be a small Family Memorial Service on Monday, February 20, 2023 at 11:00 AM, officiated by Deacon Dennis Lambert

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