McFaul, William I.
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Feb. 21, 1917 - May 1, 2014
William I. McFaul, Bill, as his friends and family lovingly referred to him as, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2014. He was born in Springfield, MA on February 21, 1917. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Dorothy and his oldest son Charles.
He is survived by his daughter Judith of Venice, FL, son Jeffrey and wife Jeanne of Zellwood, FL. He also leaves his grandchildren, William and Wendy McFaul, Tammy McFaul and Ed Stacy, Jennifer and Brian Leeman, Darcy and Bruce Bastarache, Scott and Mary McFaul and Matt and Heather Strother as well as two Daughters-in-law Fran McFaul and Sandi McFaul, 2 nieces and 11 great grandchildren.
Bill was an active member of both Chestnut St. United Methodist Church in Gardner, MA and Zellwood United Methodist Church. He was instrumental in designing a beautiful window in the Zellwood Church for his wife Dot. He was also active in the Boy Scouts of America, receiving the prestigious "Silver Beaver Award." He was the organist for Hope Lodge of the Masonic Order in Gardner.
He was President of Chairtown Lumber Co. in Gardner, MA where he designed homes and kitchens for many years. After retirement he and Dot moved to Florida. Bill enjoyed playing golf and was an avid reader. He coveted his time watching baseball and football with his daughter Judy on Sundays. He would play the organ by ear and was a fascinating story teller. He was a joy to be with for his family and friends. He will be lovingly missed.
A visitation will be at 1:30 P.M. with services beginning at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, May 4 at Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held in Gardner, MA this summer.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Zellwood United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 236, Zellwood, FL 32798.
Published in Herald Tribune from May 3 to May 4, 2014