McCLOSKEY WILLIAM ALAN McCLOSKEY William "Bill" Alan McCloskey, 78, of Belknap Pt. Road, died on Friday, June 8, 2018 with his family by his side. Bill was born on March 7, 1940 in Manhattan, the son of the late William J. and Christine (Jeffers) McCloskey. Bill received his undergraduate degree from Upsala College in East Orange, NJ and his masters degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Northeastern University, Boston MA. He was a computer programmer and a software engineer for Mitre Corporation, where he contributed to the successful Apollo 11 Mission while based in Houston. Bill later relocated to Northern Virginia where he held a variety of senior software engineering positions for various defense contractors. He and his wife moved to Gilford in 2000 to enjoy their retirement years. In his earlier years, Bill was an avid skier, runner and loved country western dancing. In his later years, he enjoyed reading and following politics. Survivors include his wife, Linda (Staalman) McCloskey, of Gilford; two sons, Eric A. McCloskey and his wife Kasia, Jason W. McCloskey and his wife Trystin; a daughter, Deena C. McCloskey and her husband Jay; two stepdaughters, Laura Ferrazzano and Kathryn Griffin and her husband, Neel; eight grandchildren; Adam McCloskey, McKayla McCloskey, McKenzie McCloskey, Gabi McCloskey, Vanessa McCloskey, Ryan McCloskey, Grace Griffin and Faith Griffin. Services will be at a later date. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to: www.wilkinsonbeane.comwww.wilkinsonbeane.com
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Published in The Washington Post on Jun. 14, 2018.