William "Bill" Joseph Sheehan Jr., 89, of Attleboro, MA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Madonna Manor Nursing Home in North Attleboro, MA. He was the beloved husband of Margaret M. (Ambrose) Sheehan, whom he married on January 22, 1960 and who died on October 4, 2016.
Born on July 1, 1931 in Watertown, MA, he was the son of the late Madeline (Lee) Sheehan, raised by his maternal grandparents Everett and Louise Lee.
Bill honorably served our country in the United States Navy and proudly worked most of his adult life as a union plumber in Local Union 448 and Local Union12 in Boston, MA, before retiring.
A resident of Attleboro for the last eleven years, he previously lived in Falmouth, MA, Mashpee, MA, and in Newton, MA, where he and Margaret raised their family.
Always a warm, active, and outgoing man with a host of interests, he was an ardent fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, and Bruins. Bill especially loved hockey, having played in his youth and scouted by the Bruins. As a younger man he delighted in ice skating with his children, as well. He enjoyed playing golf, horseshoes, Irish music and loved to travel with his wife. He delighted in indulging his sweet tooth, spending time at his cottage in Lakeville, and always admired a good-looking truck. More than anything in his life, Bill loved simply being with his cherished wife and family.
Bill was the loving father of Thomas M. Sheehan and wife, Susan D. Sheehan, of Oxford, MA; Paul W. Sheehan and his companion, Janet Campbell, of Framingham, MA; April C. Burgio and her husband, Donald R. Burgio, of Attleboro, MA; Richard L. Sheehan of Lowell, MA; and Jo-Ann Sheehan and her husband, Brahim Sidi, of Nashua, NH. He was the proud and adoring grandfather of thirteen grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. Bill was the brother of Carl Lee, Irene Wiley, Cora MacDonald, Harold Lee and Frank Lee. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Hannah D. Sheehan and many dear friends.
With strict adherence to applicable Covid-19 health precautions, including social distancing and the use of facemasks, family and friends are cordially invited to attend a Visitation with Veteran's Honors in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, MA, on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Also with strict adherence to applicable Covid-19 health precautions, including social distancing and the use of facemasks, family and friends are cordially invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend Graveside Services with full military honors on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, at which time Bill will be laid to rest alongside his dear late wife, Margaret.
As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleborough. (508) 695-0200