William J. ‘Bill' Conway ACTON, MASS. -ACTON, MA: William J. “Bill” Conway, formerly of Cadyville, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at his residence in Acton, Mass. He was born in Newburgh on March 10, 1931, the son of James and Margaret (Scharrer) Conway. A graduate of Providence College, Class of ‘53, he received a BS degree with a major in Economics and Business. He was a member of the Friars Club, Business Manager at The Cowl, Junior Class President and Who's Who in addition to many other activities. He regularly returned to his alma mater and fondly remembered his many lifelong friends made during his time at school. He married Joan Marie Galvin in 1956 at St. Peter's Church in Rosendale. Joan died Nov. 1, 2004. Bill worked at Central Hudson Gas & Electric for 37 years. He retired in April of 1991 from his role as Director of Marketing. Bill spent many summers leading the development and implementation of Central Hudson's Total Electric Home experience in the late 60's and early 70's at the Dutchess County Fair. Bill was involved in many community activities including: President of the Rural Preservation Society of Clinton County, President of the local chapter of Mended Hearts, volunteer at CVPH Medical Center, member of the Knights of Columbus Assembly No. 706 (Fourth Degree), and member of the St. James the Minor Church choir in Cadyville. Bill was also active with Boy Scout Troop 26 and initiated their paper-recycling project in the early 1970's. He was President of the Cottam Hill Association and was the lead plaintiff in the case brought against South Hills Mall in the Association's attempt to prevent its building. He was President of the Dutchess County Track Officials and Coaches Association. He was a member of the Tri-Municipal Sewer Commission in Wappingers Falls and a member of the Board of Assessors for the Town of Poughkeepsie. Bill was also active in Kiwanis International and the Volunteer Fire Department in Tillson. Survivors include four children and seven grandchildren. Michael Conway (Anna), of Middletown, N.Y.; Peter Conway (Patricia), of Acton, Mass. and Matthew Conway (Susanna), of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Anne Marie Conway (Art LaMan III), of Mansfield, Mass.; seven grandchildren: Catherine, Margaret, Ellen Marie, Patrick, Nicole, Alexander, and Kelly Conway and 13 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother James Conway, and his two sisters Ursula McQuaid and Margaret LaRow. Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh. Members of the Morrisonville Knights of Columbus Council 6067 are asked to meet at 7 p.m. for a prayer service at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Church in Cadyville. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the
or the Massachusetts General Hospital Fund. Online condolences may be made to www.rwwalkerfh.com. Arrangements are in the care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, N.Y. (518) 563-1760.
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Published in the Daily Freeman on May 29, 2013