William M. Conroy(1926 - 2013)

STRAFFORD - William M. Conroy, 87, of Northwood Road, died Thursday, January 10, 2013 at home with family by his side.

Bill was born January 8, 1926 in New Bedford, Mass. Bill proudly served in the Marine Corps. Upon completion of his military service, Bill attended Stonehill College. Bill received his post graduate degrees from Harvard University. Bill worked at the University of New Hampshire. After retiring, Bill and Marion enjoyed spending their winters sailing in the Florida Keys.

Bill leaves his wife of 60 years, Marion Conroy and five children; Mike Conroy and his fiancé Carol, Tim Conroy and his wife Amy, Terry Conroy and his wife Lauren, Joe Conroy and his wife Kathy and his daughter Mary Conroy; his sister Mary Frances Hasenfus and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Bill was predeceased by two sons: Pat Conroy and Denny Conroy.

A graveside service will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Special Olympics New Hampshire, 650 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101

Arrangements are under the direction of Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Rd., Rte 4, Lee, NH. To sign our online guestbook, please go to www.purdyfuneralservices.com.

Published in The Concord Monitor on Jan. 17, 2013