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In Somerset, NJ, William Bill McGlynn, age 82, passed away on September 3, 2018 following a lengthy illness. Bill was the loving husband of Gloria (Bastoni) McGlynn, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. He was born in Taunton on March 3, 1936, the son of the late Alfred and Marjorie (Williams) McGlynn. Bill was a lifelong resident of Taunton until moving to Warren, NJ eight months ago. He was a graduate of Monsignor Coyle High School and attended New Bedford Institute of Technology (now the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth). He served in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Gordon, GA, where he played clarinet in the post band. Prior to his retirement, Bill was employed as a sales representative/ manager for Toomey-DeLong in Framingham. He was a former communicant of St. Marys Parish in Taunton, where he served as a Eucharistic minister, scoutmaster, CCD teacher, and was awarded the diocesan Marian Medal for service to the parish. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Bill enjoyed woodworking, making and repairing furniture, mowing his lawn, being an all-around handyman and helping his neighbors. He and his wife were avid square dancers for over 40 years, and also enjoyed camping and traveling. His greatest passion was being with his family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his loving sons, David McGlynn and his wife, Kristin Fontaine, of Cincinnati, OH, and Michael McGlynn and his wife, Jessica, of Warren, NJ. He is also survived by his beloved granddaughter, Sophia McGlynn, of Warren, NJ and his cherished cats, Tommy and Tiger. Funeral from the OKeefe-Wade Funeral Home 70 Washington Street in Taunton Monday, September 10 at 9 am. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Marys Church in Taunton at 10 am. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4-7 pm. Interment St Joseph Cemetery in Taunton. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Williams memory to the Alzheimers Foundation of America, 225 N. Michigan Ave, FL 17, Chicago, IL, 60601 or www.alz.org. Visit our websitewww.okeefewade.com to sign the online guestbook, obituaries & directions.
Published in Taunton Gazette on Sept. 6, 2018
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