FLORENCE - William Arthur Sicard passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 15, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.
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Born Sept. 17, 1933, he was the son of William E. and Mary-Louise (Poudrier) Sicard. Bill grew up in Florence, attending local schools.
He worked for the former Tobin Brother's Company as a block and masonry plant manager for over 40 years. Bill loved helping out his family whether it be babysitting or helping one of his five sons with any of the numerous projects they may be working on. He also enjoyed fishing, socializing, cooking and eating! Most recently he enjoyed visiting and caring for "older" residents of Saint Michael's House, Linda Manor and Calvin Coolidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. His favorite pass time was traveling to tag sales in search of toys for his grandchildren and even more recently for his great-grandchildren. He would get especially excited when he found something electronic. He would take it home, take it apart and clean all the mechanisms inside. After it was put back together and working properly, he would pass it on to one of his beloved great-grandchildren. He loved watching them play with these "treasures".
Predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Claire Ann (Boyer) Sicard on Good Friday, 2013; he will be sadly missed by his family, Edward and his wife Sally of Florence, William J. and his wife Ann Marie of Hatfield, Timothy and his wife Sheila of Westfield, Donald and his wife Carol of Easthampton, and Stephen and his wife Robyn of Easthampton; his grandchildren Jonathan and his wife Danika, Abigael LaBonte and her husband Joseph, Samantha, Kyle, Briana, Nicole, Melani, Taylor, Tyler, Shaylyn, Sarah Demelo and her partner, and Alex and Rececca Rawson. Bill was blessed with four great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Trevor, Jake and Alyssa. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. He leaves his eldest sibling Leo of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.
He was predeceased by his brothers Henry and Luis and his sisters Angela, Delores, Beatrice, Rose, Doris, Loretta, Theresa and Margaret.
Bill's funeral will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Ahearn Funeral Home followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish Church, 99 King St., Northampton Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours will precede the Funeral Monday, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation is Bill's name to the
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma, OK 73123-1718 or The
, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
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Ahearn Funeral Home
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on July 17, 2014